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DeLane "Mac" McGraw, 84, of Oak Hill WV, was born March 18, 1933, at Winding Golf, WV, to the late Wesley Jasper McGraw and Goldie Myrtle Basham-McGraw. He went to be with the Lord October 7, 2017.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Benny McGraw in 1982, one sister Hazel Frock in 2006, one granddaughter Rachel McGraw in 1997, and one grandson Ben McGraw in 2009.
He is survived by his daughter Lee Ann McGraw of Beaver, WV; son Greg (Shawn) McGraw of Knoxville, TN; sisters Carol Houck of Sophia, WV, Deloris Cobbins of Fairfax, VA; grandchildren, Nickolas McGraw-Hawkins, Christian McGraw, Kristie (Manoj) Pariyadath, Jeremy McGraw, and Landon Fox; great-grandchildren, Lane McGraw-Hawkins, Asha Pariyadath, Sam Pariyadath, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, friends and family that will miss him dearly.
DeLane proudly served in the Army during the Korean War from April 1953 to March 1955. Before he was drafted into war he was offered several major league baseball contracts. He also coached Babe Ruth and several other several baseball teams, and played for American Legion baseball.
He worked as a sales representative for mining and industrial equipment. He enjoyed hobbies such as sharing produce with friends, Nascar racing, WVU football, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, at 4PM. Visitation for the public will be from 2-4PM at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to VFW 4326 Midway, WV and/or they may also be made to Lane McGraw-Hawkins Medical Fund in care of Lee Ann McGraw, 280 Rebecca Lane Beaver, WV 25813.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.
Published on October 10, 2017
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