Russell J. McIntier was born Sept. 13, 1936 and passed away on Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019 at his residence in DeQuincy at the age of 82.
In his younger years, he loved to hunt, fish, play baseball and coach Pee Wee football. He was a family man and he loved his wife dearly.
During the last eight years of her life he faithfully cared for her during her struggle with Alzheimers and the many trips to dialysis. He was a very honest and proud man. He loved to write, especially westerns and science fiction. He was very adept at working with electronics. In 2004, Russell received the Marquis Who’s Who Publication Board Award.
He also proudly served his country in the United States Air Force where he received an Honorable Discharge. After his discharge from the Air Force he was employed as an officer of the Civil Service under the TMDE ranked as a GS18. During his employment with the Civil Service he tracked down lost and stolen equipment. In the 1970s he helped create the Guidance System for Persian I and Persian II.
He is survived by his daughter, Debbra Burchett and husband, James; grandchildren, James D. Burchett and Heather Menzel and great-grandchildren, Skylor Menzel, Abbigail Menzel and Julianna Reed. He is also survived by his siblings, Jean Hock of Columbus, Ohio, Caroline Carrado and husband, Fred of Guilford, Conn., Mary Hosmer of Madison, Conn., Joel McIntier and wife, Jody of Wolf City, Texas, Donald McIntier and wife, Sandra of Owens Cross Roads, Ala., Albert McIntier of Bloomington, Ohio and Thomas McIntier and wife, Betty of Pittsfield, Maine.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Faye McIntier; son, Rusty McIntier; parents, Ralph and Caroline Kashamer McIntier; brothers , James McIntier and Edwin McIntier; and sister, Margaret Crawford.
The family received friends on Sunday, Mar. 24, from 3-5 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 26, at Green Acres Memorial Park, 3201 N Main St., Cleburne, Texas 76033.
Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.