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Spencer David McGraw USAF Retired

January 15, 1941 - June 7, 2017

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Colonel Spencer David McGraw was born on January 15, 1941 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. He passed away peacefully on June 7, 2017.
Spencer retired after 26 years of dedicated service defending this country and our Constitution as a United States Airforce Colonel. Through his commitment to excellence and strict adherence to the military's mission to defend our great country he was decorated with numerous awards. These medals are a distinguished mark of honor denoting his heroism.
He married the love of his life December 14, 1972. He was a devoted husband, son, brother as well...

Colonel Spencer David McGraw was born on January 15, 1941 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. He passed away peacefully on June 7, 2017.
Spencer retired after 26 years of dedicated service defending this country and our Constitution as a United States Airforce Colonel. Through his commitment to excellence and strict adherence to the military's mission to defend our great country he was decorated with numerous awards. These medals are a distinguished mark of honor denoting his heroism.
He married the love of his life December 14, 1972. He was a devoted husband, son, brother as well as father to his four children. He was also a proud grandpa, a.k.a. "The Dessert Man," to his 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Those who knew him well knew how much he loved the game of golf, a good suspenseful television show, and that he knew his way around the bbq grill. Spenser never met a stranger, which is why he is loved by countless family and friends. He will most assuredly be missed by many.
Spencer is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janice Rae Cline; sister, Rene Healey; his daughters, Rochell Herrera, Debborah Finneran, Cassandra Wright; grandchildren, Matthew, Shayna, Logan, Andrew, Chenoa, Anna, Chelsea Rae, Savannah, Sarah, Julia, Nicholas, Victoria, Priscilla; six great grandchildren and numerous extended family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Spencer Duckworth McGraw; mother, Irene Reta Dombroski; and son, Spence McGraw.
The quality of Spencer's character and his diligence in producing excellence in all that he did will not be forgotten. Rather, these values and life lessons will continue to be reflected in those of us whose lives have been blessed by his example, mentorship and last but not least, his love.
"Only two defining forces have every offered to die for you - Jesus Christ and the American soldier. One died for your soul and the other for your freedom."
Visitation and service will be held at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Sunset Funeral Home with interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.