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In Memory of Robert H. Graham Sr.

Please remember the Graham family in your prayers.

Mr. Graham, beyond being Bill, Bob and Greg’s dad, was a huge influence on FSG.  He had a storied career in the lighting industry and his presence will be missed by many.  May God’s comfort and mercy surround the Grahams during this time of loss.   

-Steve Byrne

Obituary for Robert H. Graham Sr. as printed

Robert H Graham Sr. left this world to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 21, 2016. He will be missed and never forgotten.

Bob was born in Camden, New Jersey on August 29, 1934 to William and Doris Graham. He was uniquely gifted and talented. He was a star scholar and athlete earning a football scholarship and bachelor’s degree from Delaware University. He married his high school sweetheart Elaine on June 30, 1956 and they shared 55 wonderful years of marriage.He served our country honorably at Lackland Air Force base, San Antonio.  He then developed a storied career in the lighting industry as a leader and sales executive. He had the passion, aim and fortitude that few posses and preached to any who would listen, to always be nothing less than your very best. He most enjoyed writing and public speaking and was a creative, witty and gifted motivator. At home he enjoyed coaching and watching his children excel at sports. He said he was not a sports fan, but a sports fanatic.

Bob was predeceased by his son Paul Mitchell, and his lifetime partner and wife Elaine. Survived by his four children Bob and his wife Patti, Bill and his wife Melinda, Greg and his wife Debbie, Dawn and her husband Jim, grandchildren Dee Dee, Bobby and his wife Sarah, Kelly and her husband Britt, Michael, Lori, Amy, Greg, Grant, Katilyn, and Koby and his seven great grandchildren Blake, Ellie, Campbell, Graham and Tatum Peterson, Avery, Tanner and Emerson Graham, and Ella McHargue.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, March 4th at 11:00am at the Onion Creek Memorial Park, 11610 Chapel Lane, Austin, Tx 78748.

The FSG Communications Team had the honor of filming one of Mr. Graham’s sales training presentations, something he truly enjoyed doing. You can see those videos at the following links. 

Robert H. Graham Sr. Clip 1

Robert H. Graham Sr. Clip 2

A third video clip of Mr. Graham was captured in the late 90s as he accepts the presidents award for that year for his sales performance and sales leadership.  That video can be found at the following link.

Robert H. Graham, Presidents Award 1998

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