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McINTYRE, John, Sr. JOHN WILLIAM McINTYRE, SR. John William McIntyre, Sr., age 78 of Atlanta, passed away Wednesday July 15, 2009. John W. McIntyre will be remembered for the love and humor he spread continuously throughout his life. In his seventy-eight years, John helped many people as his generosity was evident to all that knew him. While he was an accomplished leader, he prided himself on his dedication to the community, love for his family and his strong faith in God. As retired chairman and chief executive officer of Citizens and Southern Georgia Corporation, John was an influential civic leader and champion of many nonprofit enterprises throughout Atlanta and the South for more than three decades. John was a Trustee of Emory University, Mercer University, The Lovett School, Chairman of The J.M. Tull Charitable Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Woodruff Arts Council. He also served as Chairman of United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, President of the Atlanta Symphony and Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Deacons of Northside Drive Baptist Church. These were some of the many community and civic organizations that benefited from his leadership and fund-raising prowess. John graduated from Emory University's School of Business in 1951 and joined the Citizens & Southern National Bank as a management trainee while continuing his studies at Emory's School of Law. He served in the U.S. Army Finance Corps, 1952 - 1953. His career at The C&S National Bank spanned an historic period of growth in the South. As C&S President in the 1970s and 1980s, John was one of the key executives - along with then- Chairman and CEO Bennett Brown - who led C&S Bank's expansion. From that point, C&S grew into a regional power as C&S/Sovran Corporation, with bank offices in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. John was Chairman and CEO of the C&S Georgia Corporation when he retired in December 1991. Later in the 1990s, C&S merged into NationsBank, which became Bank of America. A native of Valdosta, Georgia, John came to Atlanta more than 60 years ago as a student of Emory University. He remained involved with Emory for the rest of his life - as a Trustee, member of the Dean's Advisory Committee, active supporter of the business school, and Chairman of many of the university's capital campaigns. Honoring his long service, in 2007 Emory christened the balcony that sweeps along the fifth floor of The Goizueta Foundation Center for Research and Doctoral Education as the John W. McIntyre Veranda. Other awards include the John W. McIntyre Professorship in Finance at Emory's Goizueta Business School, The Emory Medal, named Volunteer Fund Raiser of the Year in 1996 by the National Society of Fundraising Executives, and honored as Distinguished Eagle Scout in 1997 by the Boy Scouts of America. He also received the American Jewish Committee Institute of Human Relations Award and The Order of The Lion from his college fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Several business directorships included Gables Residential Trust, Golden Poultry Company, Invesco Funds, Kaiser Foundation, The Larkin Group and Master Card International. In addition, John cherished the many friendships he developed as a member of Homosassa Fishing Club, Peachtree Golf Club, Piedmont Driving Club, Cherokee Country Club, Ocean Forest and Lake Toxaway Club. John and his wife, Joan Pruitt McIntyre, a native of Westminster, South Carolina and graduate of Agnes Scott College, were married for 54 years. The love they shared for each other was a wonderful example to their four children, and 10 grandchildren. The family of John W. McIntyre includes; daughter, Anna McIntyre Shaub of Nashville, Tennessee, and husband Jim, and their three children: Katie, Jim III, and Caroline. In Atlanta are son, John McIntyre Jr. and wife Julie with two children, Jack and Julian; daughter, Martha McIntyre, with three children, Madeline, Claire and Bradford Martin; and son, Michael McIntyre and wife Emily, with two children, Ella and Michael, Jr. He is also survived by his two sisters; Margaret Culbreth and Francis Dees of Valdosta, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of John W. McIntyre, Sr. be made to the Northside Drive Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 3100 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305 or The Emory Crawford Long Hospital - Cardiac Unit, Emory Alumni & Development Records, Suite 1400, 1762 Clifton Road Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30322. Visitation will be Friday, July 17th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Patterson's Funeral Home Spring Hill location. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 18th at 2:00 PM at Northside Drive Baptist Church, 3100 Northside Drive.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from July 17 to July 18, 2009
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