ST. LOUIS — Charles “Lee” McIntyre, 80, of St. Louis, formerly of Jackson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
He was born June 29, 1942, in Jackson to the late Joseph and Ina Hahn McIntyre. He and Joan Koeneman were married May 29, 1971, in St. Louis.
Lee graduated from Doniphan (Missouri) High School in 1961, and started working for his father driving trucks. In 1968, he was enlisted in the US Army and served until 1970. Upon his honorable discharge, Lee worked for a short time for Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis before beginning a 40-year career driving for Hostess/Wonder Bread, retiring in 2008.
One of Lee’s most enjoyable activities aside from hunting was working on the farm in Glen Allen, Missouri. His greatest love was for his wife, children and grandchildren. He spent as much time as possible with his family.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 52 years, Joan McIntyre; two sons, John (Jamie) McIntyre of Jackson and Patrick (Paula) McIntyre of Glen Allen; a daughter, Charlene (Clinton) North of Troy, Illinois; two brothers, Gary McIntyre of Keller, Texas, and Joe McIntyre of Petal, Mississippi; two sisters, Alberta Noe of Vancouver, Washington, and Sandra (Ed) Schaffer of High Ridge, Missouri; three half brothers, Jimmy, David and Kevin Bohannon; and a half sister, Darlene Luflin.
Lee is also survived by his grandchildren, Andrew, Nicholas, Joshua, Charles Joseph “CJ” and John McIntyre Jr., Brianna Courtney, Caleb, Christian and Collin North, Jolene and Joan McIntyre; great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Haleigh, Daniel, Gracie and Benjamin; two brothers-in-law, Eddie Willis and Gerald Koeneman; and two sisters-in-law, Helen McIntyre Copeland and Rayetta Koeneman.
Lee was preceded in death by a brother, Hermon “Bud” McIntyre; three sisters, Kay Willis, Frieda (Paul) Dry and Goldie (Charlie) Dry; half brothers, Bobby, Gary, Paul and Jessie Bohannon; and two half sisters, Sherri Jackson and Linda Bohannon.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 pm Friday, Jan. 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Apple Creek, Missouri.
Funeral Mass will be at 5 pm Friday, Jan. 20, at the church, with the Rev. Jim French officiating. Military honors will follow the mass. Burial will take place at Russel Heights Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post No. 158 in Jackson or Pro Life Partners Foundation.
Online condolence maybe made by going to www.mccombsfuneralhome.com and accessing Lee’s obituary.