Earl Raymond McIntire, 81, of Turkey Knob Road Worthington, died peacefully Saturday May 18th at Ruby Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born at Turkey Knob West Virginia on June 22, 1937 to the late Mary Mae Gaskins and Ward Smith McIntire. He had 3 sisters Vera Kearns and husband Jim of Texas, Lillian Heavner and husband Earnest of Ohio and Betty Drain and husband Ray of Enterprise, and one Brother Dale and wife Barbara of Turkey Knob.
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Earl was married to the late Mary Louise Saunders of Turkey Knob on July 25, 1962 and will be greatly missed by his beloved children: daughter Kathy McIntire (Gary Davis) of Hutchinson, son Michael McIntire (Lisa) of Turkey Knob, son Randy McIntire (Debbie) of Monongah, and son Christopher “Crick” McIntire (Paula) of Turkey Knob.
He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Justin Martin, Amber (Greg) Phelps, Brent McIntire, Eric McIntire, Zachary McIntire, Hayleigh McIntire, and Hannah McIntire and great-grandchildren Elizabeth and Abigail Phelps.
He was a carpenter that started working for Richardson’s Lumber in Shinnston in the late in 1950s. He became a self-employed contractor working in the area until he turned 80 years old. It was great to have him show how many homes and buildings he had worked on in this area. He enjoyed fishing with his family and friends and had many photo albums with pictures for the times in which he treasured. He loved having a good time by telling stories and talking about old times with his buddies. One of his favorite things to do was to sit on his front porch with everyone, talking and spending time with his family. Every day you would see him on his tractor mowing for hours at a time. It was not uncommon to see him from Enterprise to Worthington mowing grass. Each year he would plant a large garden and canned peppers to share with his friends. He spent many good times with his buddy Gary Wagner and his two brother- in-laws Bob Saunders and Ray Drain.
He loved to spend time with his son Chris and wife Paula and his little buddy Hannah. They spent every day together and were never apart. Chris and his dad had a relationship like no other with unconditional love and admiration in which the two gave each other every day. The love of his life was his granddaughter Hannah Grace which papaw nicknamed her “George.” His greatest delight was seeing his granddaughter Hannah growing up and cherishing the time the two spent together. He expressed to all of his children how much he loved them and how he enjoyed being with his grandchildren and was so happy to be a Great Grandpa. He expressed how much he loved his wife Mary and God, which allowed him to be here to enjoy time with everyone. He said every day is a good day and truly enjoyed his life, friends and family. Every day was great with Pap around and words will never express how significantly he will be missed.
The family would like to give special thanks to WVU Hospital doctors, nurses and staff, and all of his friends that made him always feel special.
No services will be held for him at his request. He wanted everyone to just remember him and always have a little smile for Pap.
Online memories and condolences may be shared at harmerfuneralhome.com.
A service of Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.