Ralph B McIntyre Sr.
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SALISBURY — The Rev. Ralph B. McIntyre Sr., 83, of Salisbury died Monday, May 28, 2012. Born in Allen on July 3, 1928, he was a son of the late Elmer and Nora E. McIntyre.
Growing up on the Eastern Shore he loved to spend time at the beach. He married his longtime sweetheart, Hazel M. Robinson, on April 20, 1946. Mr. McIntyre graduated from Salisbury State College in 1975 with a bachelor's in social work and went on to earn his master's degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1978.
The Rev. McIntyre retired from the state of Maryland as an employment specialist in 1994 after 12 years of service; he also worked as a lineman with C&P Telephone for 14 years and as a Methodist minister for 20 years.
Mr. McIntyre loved horses and enjoyed all western films with John Wayne, as he was his favorite actor, and he enjoyed spending a lot of time at his trailer in Fenwick Island.
He is survived by two daughters, Yvonda Lynn Lewis and husband, Kerry, of Parsonsburg and Kim Teresa Rooks and husband, Bill; three sons, Jerry Quinn McIntyre and his wife, Velma, of Salisbury, David Wayne McIntyre and wife, Cheryl, of Crisfield and Daniel Mark McIntyre of York, Pa.; 15 grandchildren, David Jr., Danielle, Courtney, Joshua, Summer, Jerry Jr., Jaime, Taryn, Lauren, Kristen, Amanda, Billy, Mike, Craig and Chaz; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and cousin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Hazel McIntyre, in 2010; and a son, Ralph Benjamin McIntyre Jr., in 1990.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Holloway Funeral Home with a visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Carol Carlson will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be made to Salisbury Christian School, 807 Parker Road, Salisbury, Md. 21804.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Md.
To send condolences to the family, please visit www.hollowayfh.com.
Holloway Funeral Home
501 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, MD 21804
Published in The Daily Times on May 31, 2012