SHELBY- Ben Austin McIntyre, 91, of Lawndale, formerly of Kernersville, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby.
Mr. McIntyre was born on Feb. 11, 1923, in Cleveland County to Phylector and Maggie Heafner McIntyre. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
, serving in the South Pacific and Iwo Jima. Mr. McIntyre was a member of Oak View Baptist Church in High Point and retired from Roadway Express with 30 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Triva Inman McIntyre; one step-son, Jimmy Joyce; and six brothers.
Mr. McIntyre is survived by a step-son, Billy Joyce of Richmond, Va.; two step grandchildren, Brad and Shaun Joyce; and a sister, Kay Powell and husband David of Polkville; one brother in-law; Rudy Hilton of Winston-Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Wendover Hospice, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150 or the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com