Ross T McIntire
July 10, 1944 – September 13, 2020
Ross Thomas McIntire was born July 10, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri. He passed away peacefully on September 13, 2020, at his home in Kempner, Texas. Ross was surrounded by his family in passing after his battle with cancer.
Ross’ family moved to San Diego, California in 1947. He enjoyed growing up in the sun, playing at the beach, eating fresh oranges off the trees, and made many life-long friends that he was still in contact with to this day.
He graduated from Granite Hills High School in El Cajon in 1963 and joined the Navy during the Vietnam War. Ross spent 12 years in the Navy on three different ships and had many deployments. The Navy took him to Stockton, California and Bremerton, Washington. During his time in the Navy, he crossed the equator in 1968; one of his fondest memories.
As a young sailor, he stopped at many ports around the world. In the Navy, he was an electronic technician. While serving, Ross received more than 20 separate exceptional performance awards, the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal (W/2 Bronze Stars), Superior Civilian Service Award, and the Desert Shield/Desert Storm Service Medal.
In 1976, after three tours in the Navy, Ross joined the civilian service. From 1980 to 1983 he served as the Fort Lewis DIO Maintenance Lead electronics technician. Then from 1984 to 1989, Ross and his family lived in Germany and he assumed the duties of Intelligence Electronics Warfare (IEW) Logistics Assistance Representative.
In 1989, Ross was transferred to Fort Hood, Texas, where he received a promotion to GS-13 IEW Master Technician. He then deployed to Desert Storm as part of the Combat Support Battalion for four months. Once he returned from Desert Storm, Ross attended and graduated from Army Management Staff College in 1993.
During his Navy and Army careers, Ross married his beautiful bride, Sally in 1968. They had two children, Kimberly born in 1972, and Kurt born in 1975. The McIntire children have many memories of their European adventures that include being at the top of the Eiffel Tower, to the sunny beaches of Spain, and enjoyed the snow-covered Alps. After 38 plus years of federal service, Ross retired in January 2002 and made Kempner, Texas his permanent residence.
Ross loved being a father but loved being a grandfather even more. His grandchildren and great grandchildren kept him on his toes. He never missed a sporting event or an academic award ceremony. He was truly proud of all of them. Ross was the original YouTube. There was not a question he could not answer and there was not a thing he could not fix. He was really a jack of all trades.
Ross is survived by his wife, Sally (Kempner, Texas); his sister, Melissa Thomas (Kalma, Washington); his children, Kimberly (Harker Heights, Texas), Kurt & Kaci McIntire (Kempner, Texas); his grandchildren Trayton & Brenda McIntire (Kempner, Texas), Weston & Abbie McIntire (Austin, Texas), Kaleb McIntire & Andrew (Baltimore, Maryland), Rudie McIntire (Kempner, Texas), Kaitlynd & Kenneth Vickers (Kempner, Texas), and Dylan & Tuesday Dulkoski (Lampasas, Texas); great-grandchildren, Lillian, Trayton JR, and Harper JoAnn (Kempner, Texas). This also includes many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, family members, & life-long friends.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Robert & Ollie (Camper) McIntire, and his sister, Vicki Morain.
The celebration of Ross’ life and internment at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will be announced at a later date.
“Our death is not an end if we can live in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.” - Albert Einstein.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Ross T McIntire
September 17, 2020
I will always remember all the wonderful holidays and summer vacations I was able to spend with my Uncle Ross growing up. He always made sure everything was about us kids. He was truly the best a niece could ask for. You will be truly missed!
September 16, 2020
Ross McIntire....."What are we gonna do without Ross McIntire ?. This man-"Grandpaw" could and would fix anything..No matter what it was,how difficult the task,he would always have a very detalied plan and follow the instructions and fix it!.. Then come tell you that he fixed it,everything he did he would write it all down for you and say ok.. thats done now you know next time what to do... ! He was brilliant, helpful,Loving, and the Greatest man I have ever know. He will always be my mentor and if the world was to have a clone I would want it to be Ross! ... Thank you for being Weston's foundation for a great future and Bless us from Heaven my friend!... Love, Monica
September 15, 2020
Ross was a great man. The way he cared for his family and friends was immaculate. I would not be here where I am today if it wasn’t for his help over the years and direction. His son, Kurt, one of my greatest friendships, is the man he is because of Ross. I’m glad I’ve had the privilege of His family’s love and friendship. He will be greatly missed.
September 15, 2020
Ross Macintyre...good man, claim under pressure, a great mentor to me when I joined the CECOM Team.
Good Memories of Ross!
God bless to his family !
September 15, 2020
The first time I met Mr. and Mrs Mcintire was about a year after a major car accident that had left my life in turmoil. They always insisted that I call them Ross and Sally ( which I still struggle with today ). Their son Kurt that I had befriended a few years earlier after his car broke down near my home and he needed to use my phone. They invited me to their home for Thanksgiving dinner that year and opened their hearts to me in one of my most troubling times. I feel I have been a part of that family ever since. You surely will be missed Ross.
Tons and tons of love, Frank