Knox Culton Graham, 80, passed away on October 22, 2022 in Burnet, Texas.
A good old-fashioned BBQ will be held on November 12, 2022 in Burnet, Texas to celebrate Knox’s life. Contact the family for more information.
Knox was born on February 3, 1942 in Corpus Christi, Texas to John T. and Dorothy Lou Graham. He graduated from W.B. Ray High School in 1960, proudly served his country in the United States Air Force (1960-1964) and graduated from the University of Houston in 1968 with a BA in English. He married his beautiful wife Karen in 1969 and together they raised 3 children.
Throughout his life he volunteered and was involved with numerous organizations including the USS Lexington, CC Classic Chevy Club, CC Metal Detecting Club, KEDT-PBS, Highland Lakes Metal Detecting Club, Vet Rides, Fort Crogan, and various others. He loved cooking and photography. Knox could be found tinkering in the garage on various projects from building bird houses with Karen to restoring his 1957 Chevy. Knox was always busy doing something…or nothing at all (watching westerns or football). Knox loved and played the guitar, banjo, piano. He even played in a band called “The Stardusters” while in High School.
Most times Knox was a quiet observer, always listening and absorbing information. In response, his quick wit and candor made everyone turn their heads to listen or laugh (or both). As a father, he was almost always right. From opinions he had of his daughter’s boyfriends, or what you should do about that sound coming from under the clutch, he was right. He never pushed one way or another, but it always came around to what he said in the first place. He fiercely loved his family and friends but his number one love was Karen. They were the picture perfect couple and spent 54 years married.
Knox won this game we call life and lived into old age, had a beautiful marriage, kids, grandkids, dogs and a lovely home.
Knox is survived by his loving wife Karen; son, James Graham of McAllen (wife Elva); daughter Mary Graham Lewis of Round Rock and daughter Laura Hunter of Fairbanks Alaska (husband Dr. Tim Hunter). Grandchildren: Mason Lewis, Knox Lewis, Ramona Graham, Jack Hunter and Brett Hunter. Brother John Thomas Graham and his wife Rose of Houston, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy Graham.
His family requests that in his memory, donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.