Kenny Graham Obituary (1986 – 2022) – Harrisburg, NC

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Kenny Graham
September 4, 1986 – February 21, 2022
Harrisburg, NC – Kenneth David Graham (Kenny), 35, died Monday, February 21, 2022. Kenny was born September 4, 1986, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and graduated in 2005 from Central Cabarrus High School (Cabarrus County). He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Finance in 2009. He was a recipient of the Charlotte Rotary Scholarship. He also completed his accounting degree at Central Piedmont Community College in 2020.
Growing up around family, friends, school, church, scouts and sports. Kenny was athletic and he played baseball and football with the Steele Creek Athletic Association. He played football for his college and high school teams and for the Charlotte United Futbol Soccer Club. Kenny was a member of Boy Scout Troop 45 at Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed all aspects of Scouting, especially camping in all seasons and in all weathers. He enjoyed reconnaissance trips to the Florida Keys and Bahamas sailing while fishing and catching lobsters. He progressed through the Tiger Cubs scouting program to Eagle Scout. His love of travel started in the scouts, and later he traveled through Europe, the Chez Republic, the Bahamas and Costa Rica. Kenny pursued his love of soccer by playing with an adult indoor soccer league in Charlotte. Kenny enjoyed fishing, especially at the family’s North Carolina beach house, and could spend hours on the pier, canals, or surfing. He enjoyed reading James Patterson’s novels and had a special artistic talent and shared his many drawings with family and friends. Kenny loved the outdoors and enjoyed rafting, ziplining, parasailing and hiking. Growing up, Kenny enjoyed caring for family pets continuing into adulthood with fish and exotic animals.
Kenny was recently employed by Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. He was previously a computer and research analyst at the US ISS Agency, LLC in Huntersville, North Carolina.
Kenny is predeceased by his grandparents, David L. (Sr.) and Kathryn Graham; grandmother, Mary Jones Graham; and grandparents Kenneth and Martha McConnell. He is survived by his loving family, including his parents, David L. (Jr.), and Becky McConnell Graham of Harrisburg: his sister, Gina Bramlett and her husband, Eric, of Harrisburg, and his brother Carey Graham and his wife Miranda of Mt Pleasant, North Carolina, and three nieces and nephews, Mia Graham, and Braxton and Sawyer Bramlett; and his fiancée, Lilly N. Joseph of Augusta, Georgia.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 4, 2022, at James Funeral Home 10520 Arahova Drive in Huntersville, NC 28278 with the Reverend Daren McGrew officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. before the service. Interment will be private at a later date. Of Kenny’s many accomplishments in his short life, he was most proud of winning his Eagle Scout Award. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending memorials in Kenny’s memory to Boy Scout Troop 45, c/o Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 9401 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28273. James Funeral Home of Huntersville , North Carolina helps family , condolences online at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.

Published by Charlotte Observer on March 1, 2022.

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