Francis Dean McGraw

October 22, 1958 ~ May 13, 2018 (age 59)

Francis Dean McGraw

Spartanburg, SC:  Francis Dean McGraw, 59, passed away Sunday May 13, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional hospice House after a 2 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the son of the late Arley and the late Lois Poole McGraw.

He was a graduate of Cowpens High School and Spartanburg Technical College, and was an active member of Thompson Chapel Baptist Church. He had a career in welding until becoming disabled in 2012. Dean was a free spirit who loved the outdoors, playing his guitar, singing, riding horses and living a country life. His greatest love after his love for God was his son Tyler McGraw.

In addition to his son, he is survived by two sisters, Marilyn Bedsworth (Everette) and Marie Swofford (Sherman); a brother Tom McGraw (Mary); nieces Michelle Champion, Anne Plantin, Elizabeth McGowan; a nephew Josh Holland; great nieces Brooke and Meredith Mack, and Ella Plantin; a great nephew Jack Plantin; special friends and caregivers Brenda Murph and Diane McGraw; and his dog Ruby.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the medical staff at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home for their loving care the past few weeks. Dean will be greatly missed by all who love him. “Go Rest High on that Mountain, Dean”. We will see you again.

A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday May 20, 2018 at Bobo Funeral Chapel, Rev. David Sellars officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

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