Funeral services for Mr. J. E. (Mac) McIntire will be held on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:00a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Entombment will follow the services at 3:00p.m. in Restland Abbey in Dallas. Visitation will be held on Thursday with the family present from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Jewel Eugene McIntire passed from this life on February 15, 2010 at his residence in Corinth, TX. He was born on October 25, 1917 to Fred & Lucy Montgomery McIntire in Frisco, TX. in the house where he grew up. Mac, as he was known to everyone, served the families of Texas in their hour of need as a licensed Mortician for over fifty-six years. He also served his country, beginning in 1940, in the U.S. Navy. He survived the bombardment of Pearl Harbor, T.H. on December 7, 1941, while serving on board the USS Dale DD-353. His ship was the first destroyer out of the harbor while its sister ship, the USS Monaghan, tried to ram a miniature submarine within the harbor. His parents were sent a telegram stating that he was missing and feared dead. It was over a week before he could set the record straight. After his service, he returned to Frisco where he had a laundry business and served as chief of the volunteer fire department. He then went into the funeral business and for twelve years he and his wife owned and operated the Sunray Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Sunray, TX. Mr. McIntire was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, and the Sunray Lions Club. He was an endowed member and affiliated Past Master of Boggy Masonic Lodge #739 in Teague and dual membership with Lewisville Lodge #201 in Lewisville. He was also a member of the Lewisville Chapter #935 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Scottish Rite. Mac received the Golden Trowel award from Boggy Lodge, in part for his untiring work on the scholarship fund committees in Teague. A former Scout leader, he was a member of the Order of the Arrow. Mr. McIntire was a member of Shady Shores Baptist Church and a former member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church near Teague. Mac was loved by many for his great sense of humor, and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Imogene Gray McIntire, whom he married on March 3, 1960 in Lubbock; son, Forrest Broom & wife Carrie of Corinth; daughter, Bonnie McIntire of Indianapolis, IN; son, Allen McIntire & wife Tracey of Newman, GA; five grandchildren, Kenny Broom & wife Beth, Charles Broom & wife Christine, Jennifer Pillans, Noah Pillans, and Emily McIntire; three great-grandchildren, Sarah, Levi, and Charles Broom; a daughter from a previous marriage, Ginger Bowden & husband Jack and her daughter Jenny and her three children; one brother, Edgar McIntire of San Antonio; one sister, Katy Almon of Frisco; many nieces, nephews, and many, many friends. Mr. McIntire was preceded in death by two brothers, John Fred and Joe; three sisters, Elizabeth, Frances, and Lucille; one son, Billy Fred McIntire.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219 or the VITAS Hospice Trust Fund, 5430 NW 33rd Ave, Suite 106, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309..