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Loyd LeRoy McGraw

August 18, 1935 ~ May 22, 2019 (age 83)

     Loyd LeRoy McGraw, Sr., 83, Walker, MO passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at his home in Walker following a lengthy illness. Loyd was born August 18, 1935 in El Dorado Springs, MO to Russell and Georgie (Hargrove) McGraw. Loyd was then married to his loving wife Lois Toepfer McGraw on January 4, 1959 in Fort Scott, KS and she survives of the home.

     Loyd was baptized into Christ at the age of 22 and has been a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Nevada where he served as a deacon for a number of years. Loyd was the father of eight children, Glenda, Russell, Lela, Vanita, Shela, Vernon, Loyd, Jr., and John. He was an over the road truck driver for 33 years.

     In addition to his wife Lois he is survived by seven children, Glenda (McGraw) Gresham and her husband Darryl of Coyle, OK,   Lela McGraw of Edmond, OK, Vanita McGraw of Edmond, OK, Shela (McGraw) Cameron of Nixa, MO, Vernon McGraw and his wife Misty (Adams) McGraw of Nevada, MO, Loyd LeRoy McGraw, Jr. and his wife Janet (Kelley) McGraw of Piedmont, OK, John McGraw and his wife Julie (Green) McGraw of Nevada, MO; one daughter-in-law, Teressa (Huckaby) McGraw of El Dorado Springs, MO; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Juanita Press, Florida and Elsie Sitton, Bolivar, MO; numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Russell McGraw, and four brothers.

     Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Marvin Chapel Cemetery in Nevada, MO with Bro. Dennis Sitton officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

     Memorials are suggested to the family in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

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