He was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on July 6, 1957.
He called Kansas home and attended Fort Scott and Iola Schools. He graduated from Iola High School in 1975. He then attended Pittsburg State University. He worked for various construction companies throughout his career.
He married Ida Clark in October 2011. He grew up in the church and was an active member. He recently was attending St. Augustine Parish, St. Louis.
He was involved in athletics including basketball, football and was a talented sprinter who was a part of record-setting teams. He also enjoyed music and played the drums.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul A. Graham Sr.; a brother, Nathaniel M. Graham and a nephew, Justin Graham.
He is survived by his wife, Ida; his daughter, Tia Graham; a step-son, Romale (Maggie) Clark and step-granddaughter Imani; parents Naomi (Eugene) Clounch; siblings Paul A. Graham, Jr. (Rondalyn), William Rodney Graham (Glenda), Teresa L. Clounch and Gena M. Clounch; nephews and nieces, Chris (Amie) Harris, Tyrone (Gabrielle) Harris, Jonathan Johnson, Chandler "Bo" Graham, Jennifer Graham, Jared Graham and Jeff (Ramona) Cole; uncles and aunts, George W. Johnson Jr., Gloria (Charles) Estill, Kenneth Clounch, Ruby Forbes, Freddie Graham; sister-in-law, Ina Clark Bates (Bo) and nieces, Janae Bates and Iesha Clark.
A memorial service will be Sunday, July 1, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Parish, St. Louis, Mo.