John Phillip McIntyre
September 19, 1990 – November 25, 2018
John Phillip McIntyre, 28 of Clemmons, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 25, 2018. He was born September 19, 1990 and lived in Charlotte until 2001, when he moved with his family to Hickory, NC. He graduated from Hickory High School where he developed his love of music while performing in the marching band. He later attended UNC Asheville and was currently enrolled as a senior communications major at UNC Greensboro. He was working as a library page for the Lewisville, NC branch of the Forsyth County Library. John was blessed with a gentle and loving spirit and was always kind to everyone he met. He was very selfless and gave freely of his time when someone needed him and never spoke unkindly of anyone. He loved music, particularly rap music, was an avid reader, loved a good movie, and had a keen and wicked sense of humor. Above all else, he loved his family and friends. He is survived by his mother and father, Holly and David McIntyre of Clemmons, NC; sister, Bri McIntyre and niece, Ellis VenHuizen of Matthews, NC; Brother, Andy McIntyre and his wife, Michelle of Monroe, NC; Aunt and Uncle, Susan and David Dulaney of Greensboro, NC;, Aunt, Margaret Wilson of Knoxville, TN; Uncle, John Greene of Greensboro, NC; Paternal Grandmother, Juanita Shaffer of Charlotte, NC; Maternal Grandfather, Jack Greene and his wife, Sue Ann of Kingsport TN; and numerous beloved cousins. John was dearly loved by his parents and it was a joy to have him for 28 years. He will be forever missed by all that knew him but will always remain in their hearts. There will be a Gathering of Family & Friends Saturday, December 1 at 3:00PM at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home in Clemmons. To honor John’s love of reading, memorial gifts can be given to: Friends Of Lewisville Public Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC 27023
- Holly McIntyre, Mother
- David McIntyre, Father
- Bri McIntyre, Sister
- Ellis VenHuizen, Niece
- Andy McIntyre, Brother
- Michelle McIntyre, Sister-in-law
- Susan Dulaney, Aunt
- David Dulaney, Uncle
- Margaret Wilson, Aunt
- John Greene, Uncle
- Juanita Shaffer, Grandmother
- Jack Greene, Grandfather
- Sue Ann Greene, Step Grandmother
- John also leaves behind numerous beloved cousins.
- Friends of Lewisville Public Library
- Gathering of Family & Friends Saturday, December 1, 2018
John Phillip McIntyre
December 5, 2018
I met John my freshman year at UNCA. He was rooming with our mutual friend. I'd been living in a dorm farther away from most of my classmates and meeting John really set me at ease. He had a calming presence and a subdued but quick sense of humor. We lived together off campus our Junior year and were orientation leaders for incoming freshmen that year as well. I loved living with John. He had a real passion for reading and we'd spend a lot of time talking over whatever we'd just read, or were writing about in class. He humored my book recommendations and gave me someone to talk to about stories and words and anything else. I don't know what to say because so much about John was just about his being around you and helping you feel comfortable. I miss him and was lucky to have met and known him.
December 3, 2018
On behalf of the Lewisville Branch Library, I'd like to share my condolences to John's parents, family, and friends. John was a wonderful young man who touched many lives. We appreciate the time we had with him and the memories we've made. His quiet laughter, his dry wit, and his friendship will be greatly missed. We pray for peace, comfort, and support for his family during this difficult time and for the difficult times ahead.
We'd also like to express our gratitude to you for thinking of the library during your time of grief. We hope that we're able to create a memorial for John that will best celebrate his life and memory. Please know we're here if you need us.
Our Deepest Sympathy,
December 1, 2018
I was a college classmate of John's as well as his roommate for awhile, but more importantly, he was one of my closest friends for the half decade I spent in Asheville for school. We met our first year on campus (2008) and, along with a few other soon-to-be good friends, instantly bonded over a shared lack of extroversion. Then, and through the rest of the time I knew him, I was immediately struck by his quietly steadfast nature and endearingly double-sided humor. Normally quiet and wry in classrooms and around professors, he nonetheless brought out the most joyfully silly sides of myself and our friends (the time we disposed of our Halloween pumpkin out the living room window springs to mind). In my memory, I can still hear the stupid in-jokes to this day.
It takes more than humor to make a best friend though, and John's thoughtful and sympathetic side helped me endlessly when I was struggling with my own emotional issues. The opposite of pushy or demanding, just his presence was calming and, as college can be a turbulent time, it made us gravitate to him. That rare attribute can make even the simplest moments memorable and so perhaps oddly my fondest memories of John are little things like bored, summer night walks around campus or dorm room evenings spent drinking coffee and listening to records in a vain attempt to get us energized enough to go socialize.
Chances are good that, if you're reading this, you know that no amount of words can ever do justice to the friendships we shared with him, let alone the sort of person he was. So instead I'll leave it to you to remember your own quietly peaceful moments you had with John, as that was just a fraction of what he gave us all.
I'll miss you man.
November 30, 2018
John and I met in 2009 towards the end of our freshman year of college. It had been a pretty rough first year for myself and I was considering moving back home. After talking with family I decided to try UNCA for another semester, and, through a mutual friend, John and I began living together in Mills Hall 323. I don’t think it was more than a week before we started bringing out the weirdest and silliest humor in each other. We became almost inseparable, with a whole plethora of inside and probably incomprehensible jokes. I think one of my favorites dealt with the anxiety of introverts beginning school in a totally new place. We wondered, “What type of things could go wrong for us reserved, anxious folk? ... What if the teacher gave you some weird nickname? Like the professor calls everyone else by their first name, but for some reason they insist on calling you something else?” I know for a lot of people this may not seem very funny, but we ate this type of stuff up. 8 years after this jokes inception, I was still calling him by this awkward nickname our parallel universe had thrust upon him.
John, I miss you and I love you. You gave me courage, you gave me friendship, you gave me a home away from home, and you made me feel like it was ok to be me in such a strange time. My heart goes out to you and your family. Rest in peace Junebug, you will not be forgotten.
Dr. Brett Carter
November 30, 2018
On behalf of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of John McIntyre, in his passing. Many in the UNCG community will sadly miss him. We know that words can give little consolation to relieve grief, but we should like you to know that we too will be grieving for him. As part of the UNCG community, we are thankful for the time John McIntyre was able to spend pursuing his degree in Communication Studies.
Mr. McIntyre and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of bereavement.
Dr. Brett Carter
Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
November 29, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about your son. My heart breaks for you. He sounds like a great guy. I pray that you find comfort in the memories you have of him. May God surround you with love and peace.
Sherry Hensley Slater
rhonda Hale Mccloud
November 29, 2018
Holly and family,
This is Rhonda Hale who went to school with you in Kingsport. We just heard the very devastating news and I just want you to know we are so sorry for your sons passing. There is nothing that we can do or say to take away the pain you are having !! I am just so sorry!!!!!!
You will be in all our prayers during the hours, days, weeks and months to come. If you need me , please do not hesitate to call.
I love you!!
Rhonda & family
November 29, 2018
A light has gone out of my world. And I only recently met this special young man when we went to training together as library pages for the Lewisville Library a few months ago. He is the age of my daughters and we formed a special bond. I have a strong faith ,yet, I cannot understand why A good and loving God would allow someone with so much to give would be taken from us too soon.
John was my joy at work. He was my “football buddy”. He would pull up football games on the computer on Saturday afternoons and we would sneak glimpses of the games. I got off at 2:00 so when I got home I texted him the results of other games for him because he was “so bored” at work. But it was all in fun. He was just a wonderful joy that way. Yet, he worked hard and never gave me a hard time when I made him shelf the Children’s books which he did not enjoy doing.
So many fond memories that I will cherish. Most of all-his sweet and gentle spirit. My only hope is in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and that we will meet again in Heaven.
November 28, 2018
John was my classmate for two semesters last year at UNCG. We hit it off right away. He told me he felt comfortable with me because I was an older student and I laughed because I was much older than him. We would whisper during lectures and laugh quietly. Sometimes he would nod off because the lectures could be boring, and I would elbow him when it was time to hit the clicker for his quiz answers. I dropped out of the next semester class I had with him, but we texted to keep in touch and we kept our humor going. He said the sweetest thing to me one day, he said you are just the coolest person. I told him he was too, because he was just so unique. We didn’t text a lot, but he mattered a lot to me. The impression he made on me was unforgettable. I will truly miss him. I wish comfort and love to all of John’s loved ones.
November 28, 2018
Condolences to your family on the loss of your son. I will miss working with John at the Lewisville Library on Tuesday nights. I very much enjoyed our conversations and his dry sense of humor. We both enjoyed movies and he always appreciated my DVD recommendations. He will be missed by all of his library family.