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James R. (Tex) McGrath Jr.

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James R. (Tex) McGrath Jr. Obituary
James R. McGrath, Jr.


James R. McGrath, Jr., of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday September 3, 2016. Jim was born October 24, 1934 in Dallas, TX to the late James R. McGrath, Sr. and Edna Jo McGrath. He lived in Dallas, TX until he was 12 years old, at which time his family moved to Monterrey, Mexico. He attended his first 3 years of high school at a public school in Monterrey, then transferred to New Mexico Military Institute for his senior year and freshman year of college. Jim went on to graduate from Southern Methodist University. He served his country for 3 years in Montana with the U.S. Airforce. He was employed with the DuPont Company for 34 years, retiring in 1994 from the accounts payable department. Jim had a wonderful sense of humor and will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carolyn Fellows and nephew David Fellows.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 40 years and soul mate Dorothy (Rash) McGrath; his children, Tracy DeFore (Bob) of San Diego, CA, Terry Laikko (Bruce), James R. McGrath, III (Irene) and Roy McGrath (Sue) all of Phoenix, AZ; step daughters Debrah Seward (Mike) and Robin Simpson (Rob) all of Wilmington; 1 sister, Barbara Stoddard (Richard) of Dallas, TX; 6 grandchildren, Wayne H. Murphy, Dorothy Weigel ,both of Wilmington, DE, Laura and Danny Laikko of Phoenix, AZ, Lucy and Jackie DeFore of San Diego, CA; 2 great granddaughters, Shianna and Olivia Murphy, 2 great grandsons, Edward and River Weigel and 1 great great grandson, A.J. Blansfield all of Wilmington, DE.

A viewing will be held on Friday September 9 from 10-11am followed by a service at 11am at Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, 2220 N. Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720. Burial will follow the service. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. To send messages of condolence visit www.mccreryan
Published in The News Journal from Sept. 7 to Sept. 9, 2016
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