|Danny L. McGraw, Sr., age 68 of Knoxville, Illinois died on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:25 P.M. at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
He was born September 9, 1944 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of M. Earl and Martha Condreay McGraw. He married Delores "Dee" A. Tucker on September 1, 1973 in Victoria, Illinois. She survives of Knoxville, Illinois.
Also surviving are his children: Rodney L. McGraw of Knoxville, Illinois, Vickie J. (Craig) Lynch of Galesburg, Illinois and Danny L. (Bethany) McGraw, Jr. of Knoxville, Illinois. Four grandchildren: Shelby A. McGraw, Ava F. McGraw, Jacob R. Lynch, and Emi A. McGraw. His brothers and sisters: Patricia Wilson of Galesburg, Illinois, John (Susie) McGraw of Galesburg, Illinois, Dave (Becky) McGraw of Galesburg, Illinois, Jerry (Jackie) McGraw of Galesburg, Illinois, Ed (Monica) McGraw of Henderson, Illinois, Linda McGraw of Galesburg, Illinois and Ellen Ray of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandchildren, one sister and one brother.
He served in the United States Air Force from March 1965 to October 1968. He worked for the BNSF Railroad for 28 years as a conductor retiring in 2010. He also worked for the Knox County Sheriff's Department for 17 years and the Knoxville Police Department, serving as Police Chief.
He was a member of the Harry Philblad American Legion Post #749 of Knoxville, Illinois. He served on the Knoxville Fire Department, retiring in 2009. He was a former member of the Knoxville Masonic Lodge AF & AM of Knoxville, Illinois and service as Grand Master. He was an avid Cubs and Bears Fan, played the guitar in several bands, playing country western music.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Michel D. Clark officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. Interment will be in the Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Illinois with Military Rites conducted by the Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285 of Galesburg, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the family. A fellowship will follow the services at the graveside at the Hurd-Hendricks Fellowship Center. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com