September 19, 2021, 72, Dudley –
Jesse Ervin Graham, Jr., 72, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021.
He was born in Mount Olive on August 28th, 1949, to the late Jesse Ervin Graham, Sr., and Hilda Westbrook Graham.
A farrier for many years, he made many friends through shoeing horses across North Carolina. He was good at his craft and continued to offer help long after his retirement. His tips and tricks have helped many trying to perfect the art just like himself.
He was a simple man who had what he needed. He enjoyed the company of a good horse and a good dog. A true cowboy at heart, he was widely respected across the state for his knowledge of horses. He was always willing to lend a helping hand when things went south.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the home of his daughter, 185 Jerry Hines Lane, Dudley, NC. At the request of Jesse, casual dress is required.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Shanna and WG Cash; and his greatest joy, his granddaughter, Harley Graham Roberson; step-granddaughter, Tonya Cash; one brother, Ricky Graham of Southport; close family friends Anna Jones and Jeffrey Loar; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his two brothers, Larry Graham and Henry Graham, sister-in-law, Connie Graham, niece, Susan Graham, and nephew, Matthew Graham.