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Charles Edward Graham

Birth Date: January 28, 1945
Death Date: March 18, 2018

On Sunday, March 18th, 2018, loving husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather, Charles Edward Graham, 73, passed away at his residence surrounded by family and friends.

Charles was born on January 28, 1945 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Robert L. and Dorothy E. (Stroud) Graham. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1967 and founded and owned Graham Welding Inc. in Decatur, IL.

Charles liked to travel, play soccer, woodworking, riding motorcycles and he loved his dog Gracie.

Charles is survived by his wife, Catherine (Durbin); son, Michael (Jean) Graham of Decatur; daughters, Michelle (Kevin) Watkins also of Decatur and Karen Graham of Jacksonville; brothers, Thomas (Pam) Graham of Stonington and John (Vicky) Graham of Taylorville; sisters, Agnes (Bill) Jones of Stonington and Mary Ann (Ron) Basil of Decatur; Grandchildren, Justin, Brianna, Brittany, Alex, Brandon, Ciara & Caleb; great grandchildren, Jaiden, Morgan, McKenzie, Emma, Maci and Kannon.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Graham.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or Bile Duct Cancer Research at
A visitation to celebrate the life of Charles will be held at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm. The funeral to honor his legacy will be held on March 22, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church at 10 AM. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL immediately afterwards.

The family of Charles E. Graham is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at

Video Tribute For Charles E. Graham:

March 21, 2018
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services
2801 N. Monroe Decatur, IL 62526
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Mass of Christian Burial
March 23, 2018
10:00 am
Holy Family Catholic Church
2400 S. Franklin Decatur, IL 62521
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  1. So very sorry for this Graham family….I can surely relate to your loss. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

    Marylou Harris

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