TROY - Anthony "Tony" McGraw, 49, of Troy, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly March 24, 2013, while doing one of the things he enjoyed most - camping/fishing with his family in Southern Ohio.
He was born Jan. 22, 1964, in Dayton, Ohio, to Oliver "Jim" McGraw and Cecelia "Marie" (Tyree) McGraw.
He was a 1982 graduate of Tippecanoe High School and a veteran of the United States Navy
He was a loving husband of 21 years to Lisa (Funderburg) McGraw.
His proudest achievements were his four beautiful children, Chelsea, Kevin, David and Lauren. He was a very devoted husband and father, exemplifying the true meaning of family. He enjoyed watching his children excel in sports, and he loved the outdoors. He spent much of his leisure time hunting, fishing and camping, and loved to share this passion for nature with his children, nieces and nephews.
Tony was a contractor in the area. He started McGraw Builders in 1992 with his brother, Jesse McGraw. He worked many long hours, and was very dedicated to his profession.
Tony was preceded in death by his father on Jan. 21, 2012.
He is survived by his mother, wife, children, siblings and their spouses, James McGraw of Linton, Ind., Jesse and Annemarie McGraw of Vandalia, Susan and Steven Berger of Tipp City, Andrew and Cathy McGraw of Tipp City; many nieces and nephews, one great-niece, and many cousins, aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at St Patrick Catholic Church, 409 E. Main St., Troy, OH 45373. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, also at St Patrick's, with Father James Duell as celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tony McGraw's Family Fund at Main Source Bank, 1580 W. Main St. Troy, OH 45373, in loving memory of Tony. Arrangements are entrusted to Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City.
Online condolences may be made at www.fringsandbayliff.com