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Obituaries – Nov. 3, 2018

Emmett Grayson McIntyre
March 8, 1930 — Nov. 1, 2018

Emmett Grayson McIntyre, 88, died Nov. 1, 2018, following an extended illness while being cared for by his children.

He was born March 8, 1930 at Greasy Ridge, Ohio to Everett and Darlene McIntyre.

His family moved to Ironton in 1940. He was a 1948 graduate of Ironton High School. After graduation, he worked with his father doing home reconstruction. In 1954, he attended the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy and was a state patrolman for six years, serving in Jackson County then Lawrence County.

His entire life was spent in Lawrence County, except for a few years spent living in St. Petersburg, Florida from 1959-1963.

Upon returning to Ohio, he worked a short time at Carlyle Tile and Armco Steel and then worked with his father doing home repair and additions. In 1972, he started his own business, McIntyre’s Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration.

He was a faithful member of Mamre Baptist Church, until moving to South Point, when he joined Burlington Baptist Church. After retiring, his time was filled with fishing, gardening, college football and basketball, and participating with the senior citizen’s euchre group at the Ironton City Building.

He married Betty Reaper in 1960. She preceded him in death in 1990. He married Jean Burd, who survives him, in 1991.

Also surviving are five children, Steve (Ruth) McIntyre, of Harrison, Ohio; Beth (Steven) Phillips, of Porter, Texas; and their mother, Nell Rose Diffendal; Scott (Shelley) McIntyre, of Tucson, Arizona; Christi Bare, of Ironton; and Mandy (Tim) Sites, of Charles Town, West Virginia; two step daughters, Donna (David) Dial, of Scottown, ; Connie Bussard, of Gainesville, Florida; sister, Sharon (Bill) Lightner, of Ironton; sister in law, Helen McIntyre, of Kitts Hill; 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty McIntyre; his parents, Everett and Darlene McIntyre; sisters, Maxine Lambert and Barbara Jenkins; and brother, Don McIntyre.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 S. 6th St., Ironton, with Pastor Aaron Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland cemetery and visitation will be Monday, 11 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.

To offer the McIntyre family condolences, please visit www.tracybrammerfh.com