O.B. McGraw

O.B. McGraw

May 19, 1941 - May 21, 2020
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O.B. McGraw, III, 79, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Born Otis Bush McGraw, III May 19, 1941 in Pine Bluff, O.B. was the son of O.B. McGraw, Jr. and Ethil Shepard McGraw.

Mr. McGraw was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1960. He served in the Army National Guard.

He worked at International Paper, retiring as a general mechanic.

O.B. was a member of First United Methodist Church of Grady. He was a member of the International Paper Quarter Century Club, River City Race Club and Friendly Hunting Club. O.B. was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed building model airplanes, riding his John Deere tractor and reloading ammunition.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Hurst McGraw.

Survivors include his daughter, Paula K. McGraw of Little Rock; step-sons, James Scott Kelley of Grapevine, Michael D. Kelley of Grapevine; step-daughter, Robin Kelley Gunn of Grady; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at Ralph Robinson and Son. Services will be private.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Kelley, George McCarty, Randy Boyce, B.R. Boyce, Leonard Robinson and Bill Ashcraft.

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Posted at 07:45pm
Paula....I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. He is now with your beloved grandmother (Mother) who was the sweetest person on earth and loved you more than life itself. You are the only McGraw. Praying for you during this very sad time and praying for the truth!

Lisa Dennis

Posted at 02:51pm
Hi. I didn’t know OB well at all. The house he was living in just now he bought from my husband and I back in August. I recently did have to go see him because o had mail being sent there accidentally and we chatted for just a few min. He was a very nice man and I’m sorry this happened and was sucked when I heard the news yesterday. RIP OB and prayers and condolences to the family

Brett Stephens

Posted at 09:45pm
O.B . Was always one of my favorite guys at the papermill.I sure enjoyed our many trips to Talladega to the NASCAR races together. He was a great friend and mechanic. I will always consider him a role model . He will be missed.

Randy Alexander

Posted at 11:42am
I worked with O.B. at IP and fished with him as well. He was a great person and a lot of fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest in peace old friend.

Edward Tucker

Posted at 06:07pm
I worked with and around O.B. for many years at International Paper. I thought that he was one of the finest gentlemen that I have every been around. My condolence and prayers for all his family. Edward L. Tucker..

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