William C Graham Jr (Billy) passed away unexpectedly at his Audubon home early Friday morning, December 22, 2023, with his wife of 32 years by his side. He was a dedicated Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Cousin.
Billy was born in Camden. He was predeceased by his parents were William C and Elaine Graham (nee Hackett.) He grew up in Oaklyn and was a Haddon Twp HS graduate. He was a longtime Audubon resident where he raised his family. Billy loved Philadelphia sports teams and was a lifetime Eagles fan. He enjoyed mowing his lawn (and the neighbor’s lawns, if they allowed it!) Boating was a passion and he liked to fish. There is a reason why it is called fishing and not catching especially because Billy had more stories than the fish he caught. He was a longtime Little League baseball umpire and a member of the Audubon Little League Umpires Association. Billy played ice hockey when younger and he was a member of the Sons of The American Legion, Oaklyn Bettlewood American Legion Post 84. Billy Graham had a career as a service writer and assistant manager for auto dealerships in the area.
Billy Graham is survived by his wife, Lorilyn (nee Brunett), and children, Michael Horn, Jr (Nicki DeJoseph), William, III (Jennifer Mole), Kerilyn (Teddy Caldwell), Ryan Graham (Danielle Neidl). He is the proud grandfather of Michael, William, Zack, Bailey, Nicholas, Austin, Gabriella, and Keith.
He is also survived by his beloved sisters Sherry Lee (Larrry Mallgrave), Kelly Graham (Mike Altman); He was the brother-in-law to Michele Brunett Netefor; Richard Brunett (Debra); Janine Brunett Bocchicchio (John Kolinsky) and predeceased by his sister-in-law Christine Brunett Owens. He was loved by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins as well as his friends and neighbors.
Billy had a big heart and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need!! If you were lucky enough to know Billy, you never left his house hungry! Cooking was a passion of Billy’s. His specialties were his infamous breakfasts, chicken cutlets, and especially his meatballs. No matter how much work he put into the preparation, he never complained, as it was worth it when he saw your smile and you cleared your plate. The annual crabfest memories will live forever.
He surrounded himself with his family and lifelong friends. “If you were a hot dog, would you eat yourself?” (only those close to him would understand this joke!!) But he will always be associated with “Who’s Your Daddy”!!! In spite of Billy’s health challenges, he showed us how to be resilient and lived his life to the fullest.
Relatives and Friends are invited to gather with the Graham family as we come together to pay tribute to this man who made us all smile on Thursday evening, December 28, 2023 from 5-7 pm at Creran Celebration Etherington & Creran Funeral Home located at 400 White Horse Pike in Oaklyn, NJ. There will be a remembrance ceremony that will begin at 7:00 pm.
As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association using the link below.