Billy Arnold Degraff
Billy Arnold Degraff
  • July 18, 1932 - December 24, 2017
  • Saint Johns, North Carolina

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Billy Arnold DeGraff, 85, passed away on Dec 24, 2017, at his home in St Johns, Florida.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2:00 p.m., at Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Chapel.

Billy was born July 18, 1932 in Greensboro, the son of Hugh and Rosia DeGraff.

Billy was on active duty as a Sonarman Third Class for the US Navy from 1951-1955. His most significant assignment was aboard the USS Henry W Tucker DDR875 in the Korean War. He was awarded multiple medals for his service.

Billy was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Marie Terry DeGraff; brothers, Hugh DeGraff, Jr. and Edwin DeGraff, and sisters, Jacqueline Ardinger and Mary Anglin.

Surviving are his daughters, Joann Sweet and Debbie Blair, sons, Donnie Andrews and Charles Andrews, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, brother, Harold DeGraff (Betty), sisters, Helen Phillips (Austin) and Edith Thornett, and many nieces and nephews who all loved him very much.

Friends will be received following the service at the funeral home.

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