Grand Master Robert Gene Graham, 61, of Summerville, SC, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, June 6, 2018 at 10 o'clock at the First Baptist Church of Jedburg. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be at Parks Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 - 8 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Robert was born December 15, 1956 in Charlton Heights, WV, a son of the late Thomas Gene Graham and Della Ilene Moore Graham. He worked for Republic Services in shop maintenance. Robert received his doctorate as Doctor of Martial Arts Philosophy and Doctor of Martial Arts Science. He was the founder and president of Christian Martial Arts Association; Two-time inductee into the USA Martial Arts "Hall of Fame"; US National Martial Arts "Alliance" 9th Degree Black Belt; World Taekwondo Federation Kukkiwon Certified Master Black Belt.
Survivors include his mother, Della Ilene Moore Graham; his daughter, Danielle Ellis LaBarge; one brother, Dr. Rodney Eugene Graham; two sisters, Treva Rose Reynolds and her husband Frederick Earl Reynolds, Jr. and Kathy Lynn Lynes and her husband William Timothy Lynes. Robert was predeceased by his father, Thomas Gene Graham.
Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.