Barry Dale Graham, 64, of Conover passed away at Catawba Valley Medical Center on Jan. 12, 2017. Born in Rowan County on Sept. 29, 1952, he was the son of Ruth Jones Graham and the late Walter Odell Graham. Barry had an extreme love for the outdoors. He enjoyed whitewater canoeing and hiking, which covered many territories out west, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. He was a member of Tri City Baptist Church since 2001 and served on the finance committee. He also participated in the International Learning Center for Baptist Missionaries and Operation Christmas Child programs. Barry was Vice President and Treasurer at CommScope and retired after 32 years in 2012. He is survived by his wife, Melody Overcash Graham of the home; a daughter, Laura Graham Stone and husband Jason of Raleigh; his mother, Ruth Jones Graham of China Grove; and a granddaughter, Ruth Ann Stone of Raleigh. Visitation and Service: The family will receive friends Sunday, Jan. 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Hickory Funeral Home. A Memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m., with Pastor Byron Repass officiating. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Tri City Baptist Church, PO BOX 40, Conover, NC 28613 or Yellowstone Forever PO BOX, 117, Yellowstone Park, WY, 82190. Special thanks to Catawba Regional Hospice, Dr. Orlowski and staff of Carolina Oncology, Tri-City Baptist Church and our family and friends. Online condolences may be left at www.hickoryfh.com Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home, 1031 11th Ave. Blvd. SE, Hickory, NC 28602, I-40 Exit 125, Lenoir Rhyne Blvd, 828-322-3010.
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