Born February 3, 1947, he passed from this life into eternity on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Ronnie was a 1965 graduate of Baker High School, and soon after, joined the Navy. He served in Vietnam as a Navy Corpsman with Echo Co. 2nd Battalion, 3rd Mar. Div. He received the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, and earned the Purple Heart Medal. He was a wonderful family man, loving his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a retired investigator at LSU. Upon retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and gardening, and painted many beautiful works of art that will be timeless treasures to his family. Survived by wife of 45 years, Louise "Gidget" McIntyre; son, Jon Donovan McIntyre; son-in-law, Rick Wilkinson; five grandchildren, Sean, Zackary, Joshua, Katie, and Sara Wilkinson; sister, Kathryn McIntyre Smith and husband Sammy; aunt, Mary Thoms; uncle, Shirley Davidson; brothers-in-law, Mike Pierce and wife Ellie, Greg Pierce and wife Betsy, and Stephen Pierce; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Dr. Kathryn Wilkinson, DVM; parents, W.N. McIntyre, Jr. and Gwyma Moore McIntyre; brothers, Billy McIntyre III and Michael McIntyre; mother-in-law, Helen Pierce; and sister-in-law, Barbara Pierce. Visiting at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 9-11am, followed by a procession to Port Hudson National Cemetery, 20978 Port Hickey Road, Zachary, for inurnment with military honors at 11:30am. Please sign the online guestbook at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com.
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Published in The Advocate from July 9 to July 12, 2013