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John David McIlwraith

November 30, 1943 October 17, 2009
John David McIlwraith
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Obituary for John David McIlwraith

Mr. John David McIlwraith, age 65, of 175 Shiloh Rd., Americus, died Saturday evening, October 17, 2009, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. A native of Aurora IL., Mr. McIlwraith was born November 30, 1943 the son of the late Andrew Alexander and Rubye Wilson McIlwraith. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was often referred to as Poppy and Papa John by his grandchildren. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, MB Council Lodge # 13 F & AM, the Sumter Shrine Club and the Al Shriah Temple in Macon, Ga., and a former member of the Americus Civitan Club. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the 82nd and 101st Airborne. Mr. McIlwraith was a retired engineer with Seaboard Railroad.
Funeral services will be held October 20, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Hugh Harbort officiating. Burial will follow at the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at their residence, 175 Shiloh Rd., Americus.
Mr. McIlwraith is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judy McIlwraith of Americus; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Brian Turner of Americus; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Wendy McIlwraith of Dallas, Georgia; a sister and brother-in-law, Patty and J.B. Spencer of Alpharetta, Georgia; a brother and sister-in-law, Drew and Tammy McIlwraith of Americus and five grandchildren; Halley Katherine Turner, Betsy Scott Turner, Rubye Caroline Turner, Sydney Beck and Payton Beck.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 409410, Atlanta, Ga. 30384-9410 or Shiloh Baptist Church, 961 Shiloh Rd., Americus, Ga. 31719.

Memorials:
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 409410, Atlanta, Ga. 30384-9410 or Shiloh Baptist Church, 961 Shiloh Rd., Americus, Ga. 31719.

Cemetery:
Burial will follow service at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation:
The family will receive friends at their residence, 175 B Shiloh Rd., Americus.

Service:
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Hugh Harbort officiating.

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