James “Mac” McGraw, age 81, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Saturday, July 9, 2022, at his home. He was born January 2, 1941, in Marlinton, W.Va., a son of the late James W. and Beatrice Barb McGraw. On November 21, 1964, he married Mary Sue Jeter McGraw, who preceded him in death on September 28, 2012.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Paul “Doug” McGraw.
He is survived by three daughters:Valerie Replogle and husband Leon, of Frankfort, Ky., Martha Zeh and husband Charles, of Morgantown, W.Va., and Jennifer Mason and husband Ralph III, of Simpsonville, S.C.; three grandsons: Joshua Replogle, of Lewiston, Idaho, Matthew Zeh and wife Sarah, of Nashville, Tenn., and Ralph Mason, IV, of Simpsonville; two granddaughters: Haley Reynolds and husband John, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., and Elizabeth Zeh, of Morgantown; one great-grandson, Kaeden James Hixon, of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. McGraw served in the U.S. Army. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Buckhannon, Kesling Mill Lions Club, and a past board member of the Upshur County Parish House.
Friends will be received for a memorial gathering Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 10 until 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Steven Meadows officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his honor to the Kesling Mill Lions Club, c/o Donna Matthews, 19 Park Street, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201, Parish House, 68 College Ave., Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201 or the First United Methodist Church, 52 S. Florida Street, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.