October 29, 1932 ~ July 9, 2014
Lloyd McGraw, Jr. age 81 of Carthage died Wednesday morning at Peak Resources – Pinelake in Carthage after a long hard fought battle with cancer.
A graveside memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Unity Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Warren and Edwin Moore officiating. The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home Thursday July , 10 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and other times at the home.
A native of Moore County he was a son of the late James Lloyd and Harriet Watson McGraw. He was a graduate of Carthage High School and NC State University. Lloyd received a degree in Civil Engineering and first worked in Newport News ship yards where he helped design ships. He later worked with his father in the insurance business and then later obtained his plumbing, electrical and general contractors licenses and began his own construction business where some of his sons would work with him.
Lloyd was the Carthage Man of the Year in 1961. He served on the Carthage town board for eight years, was a retired Carthage fire fighter and a lifetime member of the Jaycees.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister Harriett McGraw Loy.
He is survived by: his wife Mary Hall McGraw; children James Lloyd McGraw, III of Cornelius, Lee McGraw of Carthage, Kay Thompson of Goldsboro, Guy McGraw of Aberdeen and Nathan McGraw of Alexandria, VA; step children Todd Peed of Hamlet, Steve Peed of Carthage, Sara Mahon of Carthage and Angie Burgess of Sanford; grandchildren Tucker, Brody, Rhylen, Allie and Jamie.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage is assisting the McGraw family.