EVERETT RAY McGRAW
Everett Ray McGraw, 83, of LaBelle, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday
(April 30, 2019) at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia.
Born May 10, 1935 in Quincy, Illinois, Everett was the son of Thomas L. and Ida E. Embree McGraw. He married Rebecca Lee Davis on September 2, 1978 in Kingston, Illinois. She preceded him in death on February 25, 2011.
Ray served his country in the United States Army in the Second Missile Command.
Ray enjoyed working on cars and tinkering around his garage, rabbit and squirrel hunting, watching Westerns, True Crime and Detective shows on TV, and sitting on his porch smoking his pipe and enjoying his morning coffee. Ray was devoted to his family and his greatest joy was the time he shared with them, especially his grandchildren.
He worked at the Electric Wheel until their closing. He moved to Oklahoma where he worked at J&M Farms and Majestic Plastic. He later moved back to LaBelle, MO and had been employed as a Security Officer for Hannibal Regional Hospital until his retirement.
Survivors include a daughter, Toshia Kandaya (Brent Watkins) of Euharlee, GA; two sons, Everett K. McGraw (Janie Harness-McGraw) of Quincy and Thomas R.McGraw of LaBelle, MO; five grandchildren, Kieran Kandaya, Jouram Kandaya, Maddison Harness, Isabella McGraw and Brynlee McGraw; a brother, Steve McGraw of Kingston, IL; three sisters, Sharon McGraw of Barry, IL, Verna Johnson of Quincy, IL and Janet Gibson (Gene) of Slidell, LA; a brother in law, Henry Carey of Sellersville, PA ; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. McGraw was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rebecca;
two brothers, Virgil McGraw, Jackie McGraw; and one sister, Velma Carey.
Graveside services with Military Honors by the Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at Greenmount Cemetery with Pastor Steve Disseler officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy.
Memorials may be made to Everett K. McGraw to help with expenses.
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