Gary Thomas Graf, Jr., 38, of Laconia, Indiana, died Thursday, May 25, 2023. He was born April 12, 1985, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was employed with Simpson Alloy Services in Elizabeth, Indiana, and was formerly employed with Padgett and Advance Fabricators both in New Albany, Indiana, and at Hillerich and Bradsby in Louisville. Gary was a member of Grace Tabernacle Church near Laconia, and loved fishing and spending time coaching and watching his sons play baseball.
Survivors include his sons, Raines and Asher Graf, and their mother, Christina Wood, of Leavenworth, Indiana; his mother, Kimberly Ann Kessler Mathis (Leon) of Laconia; his father, Gary Thomas “Tom” Graf, Sr. of Depauw, Indiana; his grandparents, Darlene Haydon of Mt. Washington, Kentucky, Sue Kessler of Louisville, and Sharon Mathis of Laconia; his great grandmother, Charlene Haydon of Louisville; his brothers, Paul “Andrew” Mathis (Rachel) of Laconia and Brandon Mathis (Amanda) of Evansville, Indiana; his sister, Allison Jones (Sam) of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; 6 nephews and 1 niece.
Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Grace Tabernacle Church near Laconia. Rev. Greg Carter will officiate.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon, and after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Butterfly Transformation House, c/o Grace Tabernacle Church, 8530 South Harrison Park Road SE, Laconia, Indiana 47135.
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