John Randall "J.R." McGraw went home to be with his Lord Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, from Salem Rehabilitation Center at Salem.
John was 51 years old and shared his home in Heavener Acres with his loving wife, Regina Channell McGraw.
John and Regina were married Jan. 12, 1986 and enjoyed 26 years of marriage.
JR was born Wednesday, March 29, 1961, at Mullens, a son of the late Susie Claiborne McGraw and Paul McGraw.
Also preceding him in death were his only son, Dewey Lee Mann during 2005; three sisters, Laura, Patty and Suzanne; two brothers, Samuel and Paul Jr.; and his mother-in-law, who loved him as a special son, Dorothy Channell.
Left to cherish J.R.'s memory besides his wife are three brothers, Kenny McGraw and wife, Yvonne, of McGraws, Rick McGraw and wife, Judy, of Clairmont, N.C., Andy McGraw and companion, Paula, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three sisters, Jan Shumate and husband, Mike, Maridonna and Caroline, all of McGraws; his father-in-law, Eugene Channell; several nieces and nephews; a very special cousin that JR thought the world of, Hurk McGraw; a special little girl he referred to as his little "Peanut Butter," Olivia; and little buddies, RJ, Jacob, Anthony, Kyle and Alavana.
JR was a high school graduate having attended the schools of Wyoming County. Although he was disabled, he loved being around kids and playing Santa. He coordinated the "kids' games" for the McCords Family Reunion and was the bingo caller for the Montgomery reunion. He enjoyed collecting stuffed, as well as ceramic, pigs, having collected about 2,500 of them.
Visitation will be conducted at The Randolph Funeral Home Thursday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Hurk McGraw and the Rev. Randall Montgomery will officiate. Interment will be conducted later in the McGraw Family Cemetery at McGraws.
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for John Randall "JR" McGraw. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.