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Mark Christopher Graham

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024 at 9:00 am

Mark Christopher Graham, age 61, of Shelbyville, passed from this life Friday, May 24, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mark was a native of Bedford County, born on February 6, 1963, to the late Richard & Katie Rambo “Kitty” Graham. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew, Greg Graham.

Mark attended Shelbyville Central High School and would go on to become a talented machinist with a meticulous eye. He was a people person that never met a stranger, he always put others before himself but never shied away from speaking his mind. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and family trips to Tybee Island. He enjoyed fishing on the Duck River, having fun with family and friends, and all UT Vols sports.

Mark is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Regina Bailiff Graham; daughters, Shirley Merlo and husband Richard, and Veronica Adcock and husband Kris; grandchildren, Trisha Merlo, Kary Merlo, Justin Dunn, Mia Renner, Madison Adcock, and Kaleb Adcock; siblings, Bonnie Graham Rojas and husband Ed of Shelbyville, David Graham of Shelbyville, and Jeff Graham and wife Mary Jo of Murfreesboro; nephews, Richard Rojas, and Josh Graham; nieces, Ellen Osborne, and Mary Lee Ward; along with several great nieces and great nephews.

Celebration of Life services will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Sorrell officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday, prior to services beginning 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to New Destiny Dog Rescue @ or by mail: 202 East Highland Ave., Shelbyville TN  37160

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.