Leland Elbert Graham, age 83 and resident of Mesa, Arizona. He passed away peacefully with loved ones on February 2nd 2021. He was born July 29th in 1937 in Hensley, MO. He moved to Arizona with his family in 1980.
He was a Sergeant in the USAF from October 1956 – 1965 and received several medals. He was a business owner and the Patriarch of his family. He was a devoted husband and father and his humor, patience and love for his family will leave them with many blessed memories.
He was preceded in death by his mother Pauline Dodson, brother Gerald Graham and brother Jack Graham.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Betty Jane. Four children, daughter Katherine Wilson (Timothy Apache Junction, Arizona; son William Graham (Linda) Janesville, Wisconsin; son Brian Graham (Dena) Las Vegas, Nevada and daughter Laura Miles (Paul) Apache Junction, Arizona. 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews and other family members who dearly loved him.
A Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm, with the Funeral Service at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, February 10th at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive in Mesa. A private burial will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.