A Celebration of Life for Thomas W. Graham, age 55, of Lahoma, will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James Wall officiating. Burial with Military Honors provided by the United States Army will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Thomas was born July 1, 1965 in Gary, Indiana to Roland “Ed” and Toni (Dolasinkski) Best, and passed away Friday, March 12, 2021.
Thomas attended Carmen Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1983. He served his country in the Army National Guard for two years, then he started a long career as an over-the-road truck driver. He married the love of his life, Shirley Kilcrease, June 18, 2016 in Ringwood, Oklahoma. They made their home in Lahoma. Thomas was an avid hunter and fisherman, but he was happiest when he was hunting and fishing with his father. Thomas and Shirley loved watching their grandkids play sports, and attended all the softball and basketball games, lending their support. They also enjoyed shopping, going to the movies and the casino.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Toni Best, and sister, Doreen Ward. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of the home in Lahoma; his father, Ed Best, of Enid; his daughter, Charity, of Hawaii; and Shirley’s two daughters that he loved like his own, Melissa Root and husband Michael, of Enid; Michelle Randolph and husband Steven, of Ringwood; a brother, Roland Edward "Eddie" Best II, of Lahoma; two sisters, Tracy Bowers and Darla Morvant, both of Enid; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. .
Memorial contributions in Thomas’s name may be made to American Cancer Society with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made and services viewed online at www.ladusauevans.com.