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Justin Allen Graham

December 23, 1996 April 18, 2018
Justin Allen Graham
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Obituary for Justin Allen Graham

Justin Allen Graham, 21, of Morehead, KY, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Justin was born on December 23, 1996, in Morehead, to Charles and Lydia (Brown Olinger) Graham. In addition to his parents, Justin is survived by his older brother, Phillip Hodge; his younger sister, Janae Graham, of Morehead, KY; and his soulmate, Brandace J. Walker of Ashland, KY.

He also leaves behind his grandparents, Betty Jean Graham, Lexington, KY; Jesse (Christina) Olinger, Atlanta, GA; Dorinda Robinson, Lexington, KY; and great grandmother, Mattie Belle Olinger, Hazard, KY.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Mason, Lexington, KY; great grandfather, George Olinger Sr., Hazard, KY; great-grandparents, Arzo and Georgia (Cornett) Brown, Hazard, KY; and James and Alice (Taylor) Graham, Lexington, KY. He will be deeply missed by a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, and community.

Justin was a student-athlete at Rowan County Senior High School where he graduated in 2015 with high academic honors and played football (2011-2013), basketball (2011-2015), baseball (2011-2015), and ran track (2013-2015). As a high school student-athlete, Justin earned the following awards:

RCSHS Awards--2015 Male Athlete of the Year, 2015 Mr. Rowan County, “Most Athletic” Senior Superlative, 2014 Homecoming Court, earned 18 credit hours of Dual Credit Senior Year, 330 reception yds, 411 passing yds, 379 rushing yds, and led the Vikings to two state playoff games.

District/Region Athletic Awards—2012, All EKC Team, 2013 District All Tournament Soccer, 2014 All Area/All Region Soccer, 2014 Baseball Region Player of the Year, 2015 All Area/All District Baseball, 2014 Region Champion in Long Jump, Academic Award, Best Offensive Back Award, Coaches Award

State Awards--Forcht Bank/KHSAA Class Award 2015, Wah Wah Jones Award Recipient 2015

After graduation, he continued as a student-athlete at West Virginia State University playing baseball and working to pursue a degree in engineering and mathematics. While there, he was named to the Mountain East Conference (MEC) All-Tournament Team 2016.

Justin’s impact while here was immense and his legacy will live on. *One of the best players I ever coached--Coach Max; *Justin was a leader in everything he did in life—Hudson; *The Lord blessed my family with falling in love with Justin Graham—Kathy; *He was one of us and he was the best of us—Bailee; *Justin Graham is the kind of kid you hope your children grow up to be like—Rhonda Whalen; *He was our superman—Larry; *There wasn’t a day that went by that you didn’t make someone smile—Tyler; *Heaven gained one heck of an angel—Adam; The Skittles are free where you’re going, Bro.—Ryan; *We will never forget you or the impact you made on us—Keely (and Derek); *His struggles and sorrows are gone, but his legacy and impact on so many people will last a lifetime—Josh; *You were the embodiment of what we all strive to be—Tre; *Leading off and playing center field for the ANGELS, from Rowan County Senior High School in Morehead, Kentucky, Justin Graham! As the crowd of heavenly hosts rose as one and cheered with the thunderous applause, Justin tipped his hat in appreciation and flashed THAT smile…. –Jim Tom; And even if you’re not here to stay, I’m happy the universe allowed your soul to stop by--#SmileOn

A celebration of Justin’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Rowan County Senior High School with Pastor Kendall Ford officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers: Hunter Bradley, Coach Jason Davis, Ethan Farley, Coach Kelly Ford, Coach Max Hammond III, Coach Sean Loyd (WVSU), Trayvis Patterson, Coach Shawn Thacker, David “DJ” Townsend. Honorary pallbearers: Justin’s former teammates and classmates.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 12 noon until the service at 3 p.m. (RCSHS, 499 Viking Drive, Morehead, KY 40351)

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead is caring for arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to Team Justin at Kentucky Bank, (Attention Gabe Brown) 1500 Flemingsburg Road, Morehead, KY 40351. Pictures and video may be emailed to teamjustinphotos@gmail.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

21

Apr

1:00 PM 4/21/2018 1:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 4/21/2018 9:00:00 PM
Rowan County Senior High School

499 Viking Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

Rowan County Senior High School
499 Viking Drive Morehead 40351 KY
United States

Visitation

Sunday

22

Apr

12:00 PM 4/22/2018 12:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 4/22/2018 3:00:00 PM
Rowan County Senior High School

499 Viking Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

Rowan County Senior High School
499 Viking Drive Morehead 40351 KY
United States

Service

Sunday

22

Apr

3:00 PM 4/22/2018 3:00:00 PM
Rowan County Senior High School

499 Viking Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

Rowan County Senior High School
499 Viking Drive Morehead 40351 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3135 Flemingsburg Road
Morehead, KY 40351

3135 Flemingsburg Road Morehead 40351 KY
United States
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