Donald Verne "Jack" McINTOSH 2
- Born: 23 Aug 1917, Liberal, Barton Co, MO 1 3
- Marriage (1): Mabel Lenore ALLTOP on 20 Nov 1941 in Pittsburg, Crawford Co, KS 1
- Died: 20 Dec 2004, Lees Summit, Jackson Co, MO at age 87 1 3
- Buried: 23 Dec 2004, Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
1920 MO CENSUS, Barton Co, Liberal city:
Donald McIntosh, son, 2-6/12, b. MO, parents b. MO.
He was living with his parents, Arthur & Nannie McIntosh.
Name: Donald V. McIntosh
Last Residence: 64055 Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States of America
Born: 23 Aug 1917
Died: 20 Dec 2004
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)
OBIT: The Examiner - Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Donald V. "Jack" McIntosh
Donald Verne "Jack" McIntosh, 87, passed away of natural causes Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at Wilshire At Lakewood Nursing Home in Lee's Summit, where he was a resident.
Jack McIntosh was born Aug. 23, 1917, and raised in Liberal, Mo., the son of parents Arthur and Nannie McIntosh. His father owned a general store in Liberal and established a strong work ethic in his son. After graduation from high school, Jack worked for the Lipscomb Seed Co., and eventually enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Hospital Corps. A medical discharge followed just before World War II was declared. He was baptized in Lamar, Mo., by the pastor of the Liberal Christian Church on March 16, 1941. Mr. McIntosh married his longtime friend and classmate from elementary through high school, Mabel Lenore Altop, at Pittsburg, Kan., on Nov. 20, 1941.
Jack took a job in Independence, Mo., at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plan, making ammunition for the war effort. Jobs with General Mills and Jenkins Music followed. Working with refrigeration in Jenkins' appliance department gave him an interest in heating and cooling, which became his lifelong vocation and the family business. "Jack McIntosh and Co. Inc.", later changed to "McIntosh Heating and Cooling," began in 1943 in the McIntosh family home. He moved the business from there to 131 E. Maple in uptown Independence in the early 1960s, then to 13881 E. 35th St. and finally to a brand new building at 4316 Washington Ave. His business is still going strong after 61 years.
He held a 55-year Journeyman's membership in The United Association of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States. His business joined the Independence Chamber of Commerce in 1978. He was also a longtime member of the Free and Accepted Masons, having received a 55-year pin and certificate. Being an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends.
He was a great husband and father; a man dedicated to his family and a servant to the community of Independence. In an emergency you could always count on Jack to provide help and comfort where necessary. He instilled in his children a strong sense of moral values, duty, and fairness -- the same work ethic his father gave him long ago. He will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his wife Lenore McIntosh, his brother Morris, and his sister, Mildred Jackman.
He is survived by his sister, Dorys Ward, Thayer, Mo.; four children, Truman Dean McIntosh, Roger Benton McIntosh, Joyce Diane Harshner and Dona Lynn Waterhouse; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence. Interment will be at Oak Ridge Memory Gardens, Independence. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Crossroads Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.speakschapel.com.
Donald married Mabel Lenore ALLTOP, daughter of Robert Alonzo ALLTOP and Chloa Ann PHILLIPS, on 20 Nov 1941 in Pittsburg, Crawford Co, KS.1 (Mabel Lenore ALLTOP was born on 10 Sep 1919 in Liberal, Barton Co, MO 4 and died on 29 Nov 1999 in Independence, Jackson Co, MO.)