Kenneth L. McGraw, 96

RICHARDSON, Texas – Kenneth L. McGraw, 96, of Richardson, Texas, died July 23, 2014.

He was the son of the late Eber and Fay McGraw of Chester Avenue. He was born in East Liverpool on April 4,1918.

He attended McKinley grade school and graduated in the high school class of 1936. He attended First Free Methodist Church. During the 1930s, with his brother, Don McGraw, he passed Review newspapers up St. Clair Avenue, and won several holiday turkeys for new subscriptions, which helped feed the family.

In 1939, he married his high school sweetheart, Lorraine Jane Plant. He worked at Hall China Co. until called up for service in WWII. He served in the US Navy, moving through Europe with Patton’s army until the end of the war, when he returned to East Liverpool. He continued to work at Hall China until 1951, when he packed up the family and went to the Panama Canal Zone to become a police officer. He served on the Atlantic side of the canal until he was medically retired in 1963. He, then, moved to Texas and lived in Corpus Christi, Kerrville, Austin, New Braunfels, and finally, Richardson.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Jane McGraw; his two sons, Jon and Kim, both of Plano, Texas; his two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and his sister, Sue Barnhouse, who lives in the city.

Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas, was in charge of the arrangements.