John Stephen McGraw I, 54, of Hobbs, NM, was born in Port Arthur, TX on May 6, 1962 to John and Terry McGraw. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. He passed away on February 5, 2017.
John was married to Amanda Ramsay McGraw on November 28, 1992 at Union Church of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, NY.
John served his country in the U.S.A.F. as a flight engineer for 19 years. After retiring from the service at the rank of TSgt, he joined the private sector as a flight instructor and later spent his retired years working as an educator for his four children. He was very passionate about the educational success of his children, and would stop at no obstacle to make their dreams come to life.
John McGraw is survived by his four children; John Stephen McGraw II of Hobbs, NM, Dr. Jessica Anne McGraw of Lubbock, TX, Jarred Ramsay McGraw and Jordan Elizabeth McGraw, both of Hobbs, NM. He is also survived by his parents; John Leon McGraw and Terry Jeane Haviland-McDougle; as well as his sister Becky McGraw-Wall of Houston, TX.
John Stephen McGraw I is preceded in death by his sister Cecilia Gay McGraw and his wife Amanda Ramsay McGraw.
No public memorial service will be held in accordance with his wishes.