Danny W. Graham, 64, of Chatsworth and formerly of the Ashkum area passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Cremation rites have been accorded by the Knapp funeral Home of Clifton. A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 2-5 pm at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. A private family service will also be conducted at the funeral home in Clifton. Memorials may be made to the Kankakee County Humane Society or the donor's choice. Please share a memory of Danny at Knappfuneralhomes.com.
Mr. Graham was born on March 10, 1950 in Mt. Vernon, the son of Benjamin and Betty Boswell Graham, his parents are deceased. He married the former Toni Askew on June 16, 1969 in Clifton and she survives. He is also survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Christopher Graham of Ohio, Gary (Mary) Graham of Ashkum and Steve (Amy Graham of Danforth; eight grandchildren, Tabatha, Derrick, Amanda, Daniel, Kayla, Tessa, Makenzie and Garrett Graham; four sisters and two brother-in-law and three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Carol Murphy of Collinsville, Pat (Churck) Goranson of Kankakee, Debbie (Carl) Turley of Ohio, Jan Whitlock of Stone Fort, Jeff (Maria) Graham of Clifton, James (Jeanne) Graham of Kankakee and Larry Graham of Florida.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Graham was also preceded in death by a brother, Kevin and great grandson, Dominic.
Mr. Graham was self-employed owner & operator in the trucking industry and had also done dispatching in the trucking industry. He owned and operated the Graham Central Station Bar in Ashkum from 1980 until 1992. He was a former longtime member of the Ashkum Twp. Fire Dept., a member of the Sons of the American Legion and enjoyed farm work, construction and fishing.