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William "Bill" McGraw
December 28, 1954 ~ August 15, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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William C. “Bill” McGraw, age 68, Portland, died Tuesday August 15, 2023 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Celina, Ohio on December 28, 1954, he moved to Jay County at a young age and was a resident of Portland for most of his life. Bill drove a truck for The Jay Garment Company, Portland, for several years and worked at Strick Trailers in Monroe for a long time. He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed working puzzles, playing cards, being with family – especially his granddaughters, and watching westerns & M.A.S.H.
Survivors include sons: Matthew McGraw (wife: Christina), Albany, and Jonathon McGraw (fiancé: Vivian Colpaert), Berne; daughters: Julie Hoover (husband: Joseph), Muncie, and Alicia McGraw, Rutherfordton, NC; brothers: Mike McGraw (wife: Deb), Portland, Robert Keller (wife: Benita), Portland, and Dave McGraw (wife: Cindy), Portland; granddaughters: Makayla McGraw and Megan McGraw.
He is preceded in death by parents: Richard H. & Mary F. (Bentz) McGraw; brothers: Don McGraw, Marvin McGraw, and Dan Keller; sisters: Patricia Miller and Theresa Jones.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2023 at Meacham Funeral Service with burial following at Green Park Cemetery, Portland.
Visiting hours are Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to American Heart Association.