Bobby Noel McIntyre was born on February 21, 1926 to Mae and Will McIntyre. He was the oldest of five children. His family resided around Elmo, Missouri where his father was a farmer and his mother taught school.
Bobby attended High Prairie school for 8 years and then continued his education at Elmo High School where he graduated in 1943.
After graduation, he attended Maryville State Teachers College’s Machinist program in Maryville, Missouri and then went to work in South Dakota.
On June 24, 1944, at the age of 18, he was drafted into the Navy. Bobby’s basic training was completed at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. From basic training, he went to Diesel and Amphibian training (Amphib, Fireman) in Urbana, Illinois.
On Dec. 7, 1944, Bobby boarded the USS LSM114 Landing Craft in Galveston, Texas. The U.S.S. LSM114 was part of the Asiatic Pacific Campaign and traveled from Galveston to the Panama Canal and then to the South Pacific and many other places including Japan and the Solomon Islands. The U.S.S. LSM114 transported troops, tanks, and personnel to areas of invasion and was one of the first ships to arrive in Japan after their surrender.
During one of his missions near Japan, the ship hit a mine. Bobby was involved in retrieving the victim.
Bobby held the ranks of AS, F2C, FLC, and MoMM3c.
On May 28, 1946, after two years of service, Bobby was honorably discharged and returned to Elmo and started his own caterpillar business.
In 1947, he joined the American Legion in Elmo, Missouri.
On October 10, 1946, Bobby married his high school sweetheart, Marie Margaret Davis. They were married for almost 67 years before her passing in September, 2013.
With much insistence from his wife and family, Bobby enrolled at Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. In May of 1952, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary, major in Math, Minor in Industrial Arts.
Bobby’s first teaching job was in Northboro, Iowa where he taught high school Mathematics and Physics. He was involved in the Methodist church serving as Finance Chairman and later volunteered helping plant/harvest corn and beans for a church member who was ill.
Bobby also volunteered for school related activities such as bus driver and scoreboard operator and the Boy Scouts.
While teaching at Northboro, Bobby received a scholarship and was selected for membership in the National Science Foundation for high school mathematics at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. After 7 years of teaching in Northboro, he moved my family to Lawrence, Kansas.
In 1960, Bobby accepted a teaching job in the Adel-DeSota School District. He continued to teach in Adel for the next 27 years.
During his 27 years in Adel, he was active in many different community, educational, and military activities and organizations.
Bobby was involved in many community groups including: Gallon Club Red Cross Bloodmobile, Construction of the Adel Daycare Center, Served on the Adel Daycare Center Board, Served as Financial Officer for Adel Methodist Church, Served as Chairman of the Official Board for Adel Methodist Churchill, Participated in the Reconstruction of Adel library, Participated in the construction of the Adel High School, Participated in the construction of Adel bus barns, Construction of Adel Park restrooms
After my 27 years in Adel, my wife and I retired and moved to Clinton, Missouri in 2014. In Clinton, I once again became active in the community and military activities and organizations.
While in Clinton, Bobby was very involved in the community. He supervised concession stands at county fair, participated in community beautification activities, participated in March of Dimes Walk America (6 miles), and participated in Civic Center Walkers - Clinton walking program 300+ Mile.
After 8 years in Clinton, Bobby and his wife relocated to Wentzville, Missouri to be near his daughter and her family. Bobby enjoyed being a volunteer for WWUMC Adopt-A-Family Ministry, reconstruction of Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church, participated in Habitat for Humanity, participated in the construction of a horse deck and stand for Special Needs children.
At 90 years of age, Bobby continued as a member of the Wentzville American Legion. He served as Corporate Board Director.
Bobby passed away on Monday November 16, 2020 at his daughter’s home in Old Monroe, Missouri.
His wife preceded him in death on September 19, 2013. Also preceding him was a brother, Dean McIntyre(Catherine) and a sister Barbee Hall(Harold) and a brother-in-law, Doug Olson.
He is survived by his son, Gary McIntyre of Wheaton, Minnesota and a daughter, Carol Harvey of Old Monroe, Missouri. Also, surviving him are two sisters, Betty Olson of Elmo, Missouri and Bonnie Gipe and her husband Jim, of Grant City, Missouri and 4 grandchildren Scott(Cheri), Amy, Lynn, and Aaron(Heather); 13 great grandchildren: Haley, Dustin, Lizzie, Megan, Sarah, Brenden, Annie, Addi, Alex, Mason, Gracie, Blake, and Jovie and 2 great great grandsons: Malachi and Oliver.
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