Funeral services for Mr. McIntyre will be conducted Monday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Brother Don Mathis and Brother Myron Lasater will officiate, and burial will follow in the Cassity family lot at the Pleasant Shade Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday from 1-6 p.m. and will be Monday from 9-11 a.m. at Sanderson in Carthage.
Mr. McIntyre, of the Cherry Valley community near Watertown, died shortly after arrival at the Saint Thomas West emergency room in Nashville. The 72-year-old retired ground drill operator was pronounced dead at 9:59 p.m. Wednesday evening, Nov. 28, 2018.
The son of the late James Foster McIntyre and Ardelea Barnes McIntyre Bryant, he was one of five children and was born Raymond David McIntyre on Aug. 9, 1946 at the former McFarland Hospital in Lebanon.
A sister, Ann McIntyre Corley, preceded him in death as did a brother, Robert “Robby” McIntyre.
In Hartsville on Dec. 27, 1974, he was united in marriage by then Trousdale County Judge E.J. Parker Sr. to Defeated Creek community native, the former Dianne Lynn Cassity.
He retired as a master driller having drilled oil, water and gas wells throughout Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. Of his 30-year career, many were spent with Jackson Enterprises in Lebanon, and before retirement in 2008, he was employed with Mid-State Drilling.
Mr. McIntyre and his wife attended the Watertown Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Dianne, of almost 44 years are six children, April Meadows, and fiancée, Pete Dunn, of Lebanon, David Daniel McIntyre, of Watertown, Josh McIntyre, and wife, Andrea, of Mt. Juliet, Darris (Tadpole) Crawford, and wife, Tiffany, of Lebanon, Machelle Kinslow, and husband, Phillip, of Carthage, Lynn Blair, and husband, David, of the Watervale community; two brothers, Andrew McIntyre, of Watertown, Glendon McIntyre, of Lebanon; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The McIntyre family requests memorials be made to the Pleasant Shade Cemetery mowing fund.
The Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
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