Willie Leon Graham, MSG USA (Ret.) age 64 of Gatesville, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022 at his home. Graveside services with full military honors and officiated by his brother, Rev. Tyrone Christian, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Scott's Funeral Home. Willie was born on January 2, 1958 in Yonkers, New York the second of five children, to Reginald and Helen Graham. He grew up in Richmond, Virginia and excelled in basketball, graduating from Huguenot High School in Richmond. After graduating from high school, he entered the United States Army in 1976 and retired from his military service at Ft. Hood in August of 2001 as a Master Sergeant. He was preceded in death in heaven by his mother, Helen Christian; sisters, Paulette Perry and Pamela Lyons. Willie is survived by his five children, Leon Graham, Antonio Graham, Antoine Graham and wife, Dawn, Shanice Osborn and husband, Jake and Deion Montana-Graham and wife, Daniela; brothers, Tyrone Christian and wife, Sharon, Anthony Christian and seven grandchildren. He was loved by many for his wisdom and guidance. He was a straightforward man but loved deeply. He will be truly missed.
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