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Charles Learlie Grayam, age 78

Charles Learlie Grayam, 78, of Jefferson, Arkansas passed away on March 17, 2024.  He was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Thomas Grayam and Nancy (O’Daniell) Grayam.

Charles is preceded in death by his siblings Thomas Grayam II, Nora Grayam, Charlene Grayam, and half-sister Martha Lawrence.

He is survived by his wife, Esther (Sue) Grayam; children Charles Grayam, Thomas Grayam and wife Bobbie, Carol Grayam, Johnny Flores, Jesse Flores, and Rosa Gonzales and husband Tomas; brother, Donald Grayam and sisters Arlene Grayam and Katherine Lawrence; along with a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Charles was a long-haul truck driver for 45 years. He enjoyed fishing, mechanical work, working with his hands and telling stories whether they were tall tales or shorts tales. With his friends at the Redfield truck stop, they would debate the worlds news over many cups of coffee served by Ashley, Jamie, and April, who kept their cups full.

Charles favorite saying:  The day only gets better!

To all truckers:  Keep the sunny side up and the dirty side down!

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Johnny flores Posted March 21, 2024 11:24 AM

    I love you pops. I miss you so much. I will always have your advice on life in mind. Thank you for helping me become a better man and a fantastic truck driver.

  • Rosa Gonzales Posted March 21, 2024 11:29 AM

    I love you so much daddy, Going to miss you so so much.
    I hope you’re trucking along IN heaven.

  • Lisa Bent Posted March 21, 2024 1:30 PM

    Gonna miss you brother. Loved playing dice and cards with you and sissy. Wish I could have made you another helping of tomato gravy and biscuits. Love you so much. RIP

  • Christina Williams Posted March 21, 2024 1:40 PM

    I love you so much pawpaw… I haven’t had a hug in so long….

  • Phyllis Sanchez Posted March 21, 2024 1:43 PM

    Charles was a good friend and sue they were good to me and my kids which loved them rest in peace you will be missed

  • April Berry Posted March 21, 2024 3:35 PM

    You were so special to me. We spent many weekends playing checkers, swapping stories, getting a milkshake and enjoying the pond. I love you with the deepest part of my soul.

  • Rita Jolly Posted March 21, 2024 3:51 PM

    Rest in peace, Charlie. Sue and all of your loved ones are in my heart and prayers.

  • Crystal Martinson Posted March 21, 2024 5:50 PM

    We love you Charles your going to be missed so much. The Family is in my prayers as always. If there’s anything we can do let us know.Love you all.

  • Tomas Guerrero Posted March 22, 2024 8:48 AM

    Rest in peace Charles. You brought so many good memories to your family and friends and your were loved by them all. You will be missed.

  • Jesse Posted March 25, 2024 8:04 PM

    Love ya old man , sorry i didnt get up there sooner to see you and mom ,we will meet again

  • Sue Grayam Posted March 25, 2024 8:23 PM

    Why did you leave me so suddenly!! It hurts so bad!!:We will be together again and will continue our journey!! All my Love and You Leave behind many Family and Friends that will miss you so much!! We had many miles behind us!! Always my Heart always says–Don’t Worry,Be Happy!!!

  • Rosa Gonzales Posted March 27, 2024 7:44 AM

    I miss you so much daddy! I feel you sometimes. Dnt ever leave me love you so much!!!!

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