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George William McCauley

October 18, 1926 ~ July 14, 2018 (age 91)


George William McCauley, 91, of Grafton passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his residence with his loving wife beside him. He was born October 18, 1926 in Simpson, a son of the late William C McCauley and Bessie Jane Harvey McCauley Held. He is survivied by his wife of sixty six wonderful years, Marjorie Ellen Robison McCauley, they were married May 15, 1952.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by many cousins. 

He was a 1945 graduate of  Grafton High School.  He then went to work at Evans Furniture on Latrobe Street in the early 1950’s. In the middle of the 1950’s he went to work in Shinnston for Joe Salerno in this coal tipple, then he work for Baldini Coal. In 1969 while working for Brown Motors, him and his wife Marjorie purchased the Dodge-Chrysler dealership and they continued that business of selling cars for over twenty five years, enjoying serveral fun and wonderful vacations from Chrysler for award winning salesmanship including trips to Cancun, Bermuda, Las Vegas, and many other trips all over the US. Both him and Marjorie delighted and enjoyed being at street stock and drag racing and winning their share of trophies.  In 2016 George and Marjorie were both inducted into Charleston WV Drag Racers Hall of Fame.  This is an accomplishment claimed by few.   

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Sydnie Frances Locke Dillion Harvey, they raised him into the fine young man that George was.

Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 2-8PM and on Wednesday, July 18, 2018  from  9:00AM until the funeral hour at 11:00AM with Rev. Don Harward officiating. Interment will follow at Woodsdale Memorial Park. Online condolences can be sent to the McCauley family at

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