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Barney Baylis Graham

April 29, 1946 — July 9, 2023


Barney Baylis Graham, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at the age of 77. Born on April 29, 1946, in Pryor, Oklahoma, Barney lived a life filled with adventure and a true love for his surroundings. Throughout his career as a civil superintendent, Barney had the opportunity to travel across the country. His work took him far and wide, allowing him to witness the beauty of different landscapes and connect with people from all walks of life. Barney took great pride in his profession and approached every project with meticulous attention to detail and unwavering dedication.  Barney married Penny Ferland on September 19, 1981, in Alva, Oklahoma.  Barney's personality was one that left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He had a mischievous side to him and possessed an ornery nature that often brought smiles and laughter to those around him. He cherished having a good time and created countless cherished memories shared among friends and family. In his leisure time, Barney found solace in nature. He had a passion for fishing and deer hunting, which allowed him to immerse himself in the great outdoors that he held dear. Whether it was casting a line into the calm waters or venturing into the depths of the forest during hunting season, Barney found peace and tranquility among nature's gifts. Additionally, he enjoyed spending time reading western books. Barney Baylis Graham will be dearly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. His vibrant spirit lives on in the memories he created with his loved ones and the impact he made upon his community. He leaves behind a legacy of adventure, laughter, and love that will continue to inspire those who were touched by his presence. Barney Baylis Graham will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts. As we grieve his loss, let us remember him for his zest for life and the joy he brought to all those fortunate enough to have known him. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 17, 2023 in the Lone Chapel Assembly of God with Reverend Lorne Beck officiating. Burial will follow in the Lone Chapel Cemetery with Nick Graham, Braeden Graham, Logan Hamilton, Preston Kirk, Coby Crisp, and Stanton Potts serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Kayson Graham, Cody Dent, and Wyatt Livingston. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 16, 2023 at Shipman's Funeral Home in Pryor. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service. 

Barney is survived by his wife, Penny Graham of the home; sons, Shawn Graham and wife Traci of Battleground, Washington, Shanon Graham of Pryor, Oklahoma, and Brian Graham and wife Tisha of Pryor, Oklahoma; daughters, Sonya Graham of Pryor, Oklahoma, Shelly Dent and husband Ed of Pryor, Oklahoma, Marilyn Bias and husband Clarance of Chouteau, Oklahoma, and April Church and husband Shane of Pryor, Oklahoma; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; cousins, Doug Thompson of Pryor, Oklahoma and Janie Thomas of Inola, Oklahoma; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Graham and Imogene (Thompson) Graham; and siblings, Shirley Graham, Glenda Meeker, Pam Fox, Wilbert Graham and Jerry Graham. 

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, July 16, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Center

1204 N. E. 1st St., Pryor, OK 74362

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 17, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Lone Chapel Assembly of God

7240 W 430, Pryor, OK 74361

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Monday, July 17, 2023

Lone Chapel Cemetery

Pryor, OK 74361

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