James Paul McNatt, 88, of Graham passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Graham. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie with Dorman Holub of Eastside Church of Christ officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.


Paul was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Bowie to the late John Caperton and Agnes Obertie Lovelady McNatt. He married Gracie Inez Thompson on Jan. 25, 1944, in Bowie. She preceded him in death June 30, 2012. Paul was retired from Texas Utilities as a shift engineer. He was a member of Eastside Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Paul was a bass singer with Eastside Church of Christ, the Red Top Community Singers and a group who sang at the local care centers.


Paul was preceded in death by a brother, Alton Leroy McNatt and wife Orene. 


Survivors include sons, Robert Lynn “Bob” McNatt and Glenn McNatt and wife Jane, all of Graham; grandsons, Bart Justin McNatt of Carrizo Springs and John Robert McNatt and wife Nicole of Orlando, Fla.; granddaughter, Athena Runyan of Arlington; great-granddaughter, Gabrielle “Gabby” McNatt of Orlando; great-grandsons, Cornell and Issac Runyan both of Arlington; niece, Jeanne Bradshaw of Austin.


Memorials may be made to the Tipton Children's Home, Box 370 Tipton, Okla. 73570-0370 or IntegraCare Hospice.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Morrison Funeral Home.