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Obituary: Orville Richard McIntyre, Knifley, Adair Co., KY

He was a native of Illinois, who served in the U.S. Army and then ventured to Knifley, married the love of his life there, returned to Illinois to work 30 years, then retired back to Adair County. He was a kind Christian man. He will be buried in Roley Cemetery near Casey Creek, Adair County, KY

Orville Richard McIntyre was called home to his Heavenly Father on March 10, 2010, at the home of one of his daughter's in LaGrange, KY. He left this world surrounded by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sons- and daughters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmET/1pmCT, on Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home, 503 East Main ST, Campbellsville, KY with burial at the Roley Cemetery, 14399 Knifley RD, Casey Creek, KY Adair County, KY. Visitation will be from 5pmET/4pmCT to 9pmET/8pmCT at the Lyon-Dewitt Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY.

He was born on December 18, 1931 in Marseilles, IL, where he grew up. He joined the United States Army after high school and served in Germany.

After his service, he returned to Marseilles and then ventured to Knifley, KY, where he took a job as a logger and met the love of his life, Wilma Jean Bailey. The two were married on May 4, 1956. They moved to Marseilles, where he took a job with Lyon Metal, retiring after 30 years. After retiring, Orville and Wilma moved back to Wilma's hometown in Knifley, where they stayed until Wilma's death in 1993.

He was a kind and gentle Christian man and was dedicated to his children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren and family members.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Earl and Margaret McIntyre; his wife, Wilma; his sister, Louise Rosness; and, his brother, Athel McIntyre.

He leaves to cherish his memory and mourn his loss the following:
  • His children: His daughter,Benita J. Cheshire (Alan) of Hodgenville, KY; his son, Richard A. McIntyre (Marianne) of Savanna, IL; his daughter, Katherine A. Duncan (Carey) of LaGrange; his son, Charles W. McIntyre (Dawn Walters)' of Elizabethtown, his daughter, Deanna D. Thompson (Bill Brady) of Hodgenville

  • His grandsons: William "Butch" Brown (Katie), Timothy R. Jennings, Terry R. Jennings, Carey L. Duncan (Lizzy Smith), Joshua R. McIntyre (Erica Sebree), Rodney L. Thompson, Jacob R. McIntyre, Kyle L. McIntyre, Cody R. Thompson

  • His granddaughters: Kathleen J. Frye (Richard), Rebecca R. Brown-Fisher (William), Melissa N. McIntyre (Bruce Wafful), Elizabeth A. Duncan, Lea B. Hutcherson, Sadie A. Williams, Demi M. Williams, Hannah B. Brady

  • Great grandsons: Jessie R. Brown, Seth M. Brown, Michael O. Fisher, Brock W. Brown, Nolan L. Duncan

  • Great granddaughters: Jillian F. Fisher, Cora J. Frye, Molly M. Frye, Catharine R. Fisher, Bailey L. Brown, Lola N. Duncan

  • His brothers: John W. McIntyre of Lebanon, MO, Melvin D. McIntyre of Dixon, IL

  • His sister, Agatha Bennett of Seneca, IL
Lyon-Dewitt Funeral Home, 503 East Main ST, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.Send a condolence to the family of Orville Richard McIntyre

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