Graham Grant McAfee, age 73, of Branson, Missouri, passed away December 19, 2020. Graham entered this world April 2, 1947, in Great Bend, Kansas, the son of Elmer and Lena (Eldridge) McAfee, who have preceded him in death. Graham was joined in marriage to Diane Zumalt on July 7, 1997.
In addition to his service in the U.S. Army Reserves, Graham dedicated 37 years to his work for the United States Postal Service (USPS), as Manager, Post Office Operations.
Graham retired in 2003. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Branson, Missouri. Graham will be remembered for his strong work ethic, service to others, enjoying fellowship and playing cards with friends and family.
Graham is survived by wife of 23 years, Diane McAfee of Branson, Missouri; son, Gordon (Liz) McAfee of Great Bend, Kansas; and daughter, April (Aaron) Watson of Cleveland, Missouri. He is also survived by many grandchildren: Randi (Brett) Johnson, Madeline Johnson, Sara McAfee (Darwin Brickley), Thea McAfee, and Sydney McAfee (Trenton Uselton), all of Topeka, Kansas.; Avery (Elizabeth) Watson of Branson, Missouri; Audrey (Michael) Nichols of Grandview, Missouri; and Ashton, Anna, Addison, and Alex Watson, all of Cleveland, Missouri.
He also leaves behind his sister, Jennifer J. Adams of Great Bend, Kansas. Stepchildren surviving him are Melissa (Bill) Lloyd of San Antonio, Texas; Zachary Dunavan, Joshua, and Maddy Lloyd, all of San Antonio, Texas; Megan (Dan) Reed of Centerville, Ohio; Claire (Matt) vanWyhe of Centerville, Ohio; Halle Short of Denver, Colorado; and Jack and Grace of Centerville, Ohio; Chris Swagarty and Sara Perrault of Great Bend, Kansas; Maranda (John) Miner of Niceville, Florida; and Jameson and Maddox Miner of Niceville, Florida.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in memory of Graham may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 988, Branson, Missouri 65615. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Cremations of the Ozarks
P.O. Box 673; 115 Industrial Park
Hollister, MO 65672
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 27, 2020