William L. "Bill" McGraw Jr., 77, of Aurora, IN, died Wednesday, September 29, 2010 in Aurora, IN.
He was born Friday, August 18, 1933 in Dearborn County, Indiana, Son of the late William McGraw Sr. and the late Mary Kathryn Clemens McGraw
He served his Country as a Staff Sergeant, during the Korean Conflict.
He worked as a Traffic Manager for Aurora Casket Company, retiring after over 51 years of service .
He was a member of American Legion Post 231 for over 55yrs, Aurora VFW, Aurora Eagles since 1964, Aurora Moose Lodge since 1963. Bill helped to build the Hogan Township Fire Dept.. He helped with fund raisers at the Wilmington United Methodist Church. Mr. McGraw held the title of Boys Town of Nebraska Honorary Citizen. Bill loved to go out to the meat shed and butcher. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, and cooking. Most of all, Bill enjoyed his family and friends.
Surviving are Sons, Tim (Kim) McGraw of Aurora, IN, David ( Kelly) McGraw of Rising Sun, IN; Daughter, Sherry (Joe) Hummel of Milan, IN; Half-Brother, Denny McGraw & Donald "Buster" McGraw; Half-Sister, Patty Kent, Phyllis Keugler, Pam McGraw, Peggy (Fred) Stegemiller; Sandy (Eddie) Chrisman, Grandchildren, Jacob, Alyssa, Brandon, & Justin McGraw and Amber Gabbard.
He was preceded in death by Daughter, Cindy McGraw, Brother, Terry McGraw & Half Brother, Gary Watts.
Friends will be received 5:00 - 9:00 PM, Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.
Services will be held at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Monday, October 4, 2010 at 11:00 am with Pastor Richard Hamilton officiating.
Interment will follow in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Manchester, IN. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.
Contributions may be made to the Wilmington United Methodist Church, Hogan Township Fire Department, or Aurora Life Squad. Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.
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