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Donald Lee McIntire Sr., 82, of Enterprise, passed away Thursday (Jan. 12, 2017) at his residence.
He was born on Jan. 27, 1934, to the late Argyle Dayton McIntire and Nelle Dale Daughterty.
He is survived by his wife, Marian E Kelley McIntire; three sons, Paul D. and wife Sharon McIntire Enterprise, Curtis M. and wife Kim McIntire of Enterprise and Jeffrey D. and wife Katy McIntire of Maryville, Tennessee; one daughter, Nina Burns and husband Mark of Shinnston; daughter-in-law, Rerberta McIntire of Shinnston; nine granddaughters, Amber Dawn and husband Dale Jeffers, April Jean McIntire, Alicia Renee and husband Cade Cassell, Rachel Marie McIntire, Ashley Marie Finley, Jamie Nichole and husband Jayson Harris, Jessica Susanne Bishop, Dorajane North and Sara Davis and husband Justin; five grandsons, Adam Paul McIntire, Jeffery Allen and wife Brittany McIntire, Mark Allen Jr. and wife Madeline Burns, Andrew Wesley Burns and Noah David and wife Trisha Kelley; 13 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews; one brother, Jack McIntire Stonewood; and one sister, Carol Blakeney of North Carolina. He is also survived by his dog, Buddy, and cat, Friskey.
He was preceded in death one son, Donald L. McIntire Jr.; two grandsons, Jacob Roy Burns and Matthew Dayton Burns; along with two brothers, Junior and James McIntire; and two sisters, Ida Ogden and Alene Corley.
Donald was a retired Coal miner, U.S. Navy veteran, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He enjoyed wood working and fishing at Curtisville Lake. He was one of the original 95ers from Robinson Run coal mines. He loved telling stories about his Navy travels and all the years working in the coal mines.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 S. Pike Street, Shinnston, with Pastors Craig Blankenship and Brian Plum officiating. Interment will follow at the Enterprise I.O.O.F Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by the Harrison County Honor Guard. Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to serve the McIntire Family.
Online condolences can be made at dorseyfuneralhomewv.com
Published on January 16, 2017
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