|Death: ||Mar. 22, 2008|
Louis was the oldest of four children born to Louis Aldolphus Sr. and Neva (Grafton) Graeber. He married Frances Clark 1943 and they had four children: Geri, Louis Aldolphus III, John Clark and William Mims.
Clarksdale Press Register, Mississippi
March 25, 2008
Lewis Adolphus Graeber Jr.
Lewis Adolphus Graeber Jr., of Marks, died Saturday, March 22, 2008.
Mr. Graeber was the son of Lewis Adolphus Graeber and Neva Grafton Graeber. He was educated in the Marks Public Schools and at Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College). Except for the four years he spent in the Navy in World War II stationed at Pearl Harbor, being discharged as a Lieutenant Commander, he was a life-long resident of Marks.
Mr. Graeber and his brother, the late James Peyton Graeber, and their father founded Graeber Brothers, Inc., in 1937, and also founded Dixie Gas, Inc. They farmed Caledonia Plantation.
He was an Elder in the Marks Presbyterian Church and a past Moderator of Covenant Presbytery (PCA). He was a past president of the Marks Rotary Club, being named a Paul Harris Fellow.
He was a member of the Chancellor's Trust at the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi Loyalty Foundation. He and his wife established the Frances and Lewis Graeber scholarship. Though his wife is an alumnus, he loved to say he was "Ole Miss' biggest walk-on alum."
Mr. Graeber's board memberships included the National Propane Gas Association; the Mississippi LP Gas Association, being elected president twice; French Camp Academy; Belhaven College; LeBonheur Children's Hospital; Mississippi Safety Council; Mississippi Economic Council; Alderman of the City of Marks; Quitman County Planning Commission; and Delta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, receiving the Silver Beaver Award.
Mr. Graeber was co-founder and trustee of the Graeber Foundation. He was a trustee of the Cassidy Foundation, and founder and trustee of the First Marks Cemetery Association. He was a past president of the Clarksdale Country Club, and a retired member of the University Club of Memphis.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Frances Clark Graeber; daughter Geri Graeber Pitts and her husband Henry of Memphis; sons Lewis Adolphus Graeber III of Jackson, John Clark Graeber and his wife Bookie, and William Mims Graeber and his wife Dede, both of Marks; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Aleene Graeber Clark and her husband Grady of Lauderdale; and a brother, Henry Grafton Graeber and his wife Becky of Oxford.
Visitation was held at the family home Monday evening. Services were held Tuesday morning in Marks Presbyterian Church, a church his parents helped found. Burial followed at Marks Cemetery.
The family would appreciate memorials to Delta Academy, P. O. Box 70, Marks, MS, 38646 or a charity of the donor's choice.
Lewis Adolphus Graeber (1888 - 1974)
Neva Grafton Graeber (1892 - 1980)
Frances Clark Graeber (1920 - 2010)
Lewis Aldolphus Graeber (1915 - 2008)
James Peyton Graeber (1919 - 2003)*
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