Junius David McIntyre

Published 7:18 pm Saturday, January 28, 2017

Junius David McIntyre died Jan. 27, 2017. He was 74.

He passed away at his home after a short illness.

A celebration of life service for friends and family will be at St. Columb’s Episcopal Church, 550 Sunnybrook Road, in Ridgeland Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

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Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. and funeral Mass at 11 a.m. A committal service will follow in the memorial garden columbarium.

David was born in Vicksburg Jan. 12, 1943, to Junius Ignatious and Laura McIntyre. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School and the University of Southern Mississippi.

David made a lifetime career with the Mississippi Employment Security Commission. Upon his retirement in 2004, he continued his life of service with St. Columb’s Episcopal Church, IONA House Food Pantry and the National Association of Mental Illness.

He was a member and president of Mississippi International Personnel in Employment Service and was awarded Mississippi IAPESter of the year. He was also awarded the Department of Rehabilitation Services Community Services Award.
David dedicated his life to serving his fellow man. He lived by the motto, “He is not heavy, he’s my brother.”

He loved life and spread his positive attitude through his famous stories and anecdotes. He treasured his family, good friends and good food.

He was preceded in death by his father, Junius McIntyre; his mother, Laura Hanisee MyIntyre; sister, Betty Middleton; and brother, Jimmy McIntyre. 

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pat; children, Tim McIntyre and Erin Grice (Brad); a brother, Tommy McIntyre; a sister, Mary Ruth McClain; and three beautiful grandchildren, Eva June, Hattie Grace and Bradford Harris. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Columb’s Episcopal Church Building Fund or St. Columb’s IONA Food Pantry.