McCraw, Douglas Lee, Sr. (2008)

Obituary of Douglas Lee McCraw, Sr. ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mr. Douglas Lee McCraw, Sr., age 73 of Marion passed away Friday October 10, 2008 at his residence. A native of McDowell County, Mr. McCraw was born April 17, 1935 and was a son of Grady Theodore McCraw of Marion and the late Ruby Lindsey McCraw. He was a member of Clinchfield Baptist Church and he was a retired engineer with Broyhill Industries. Mr. McCraw was also a veteran of the US Army.

Left to cherish Mr. McCraw’s memory in addition to his father are his wife Joan Seagle McCraw of the home; two sons, Doug McCraw, Jr. and Mike McCraw and wife Kim, all of Marion; one brother Donald Edward McCraw of Marion; three grandchildren: Aletha McCraw Aldridge and husband Nick, Corey McCraw and Kaylie McCraw.

A memorial service was held Sunday October 12, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Phil Murdock officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Military honors were provided by the U.S. Army from Fort Bragg, NC. Interment was in Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of McDowell County 575 Airport Road Marion, NC 28752.

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The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday October 15, 2008 Volume 14 #41