On the evening of March 19th, 2021, the Earth became a little darker as the vibrant light that we knew and love, Donald Ray McIntyre, entered into his eternal sleep and Heaven. There he was able to reunite with his mother and father, Earl Augustus and Mary Elizabeth Cheek McIntyre. His two brothers Rev. Earl R. Cheek and Ernest Augustus McIntyre Sr. His sisters-in-law, Catherine McDuffie McIntyre and Cindory Exum Cheek, and two brothers-in-law Eugene Wm. Jordan Sr. and John Wesley Givan. What a rejoicing time they will have.
He was born on July 10, 1952 In Wilmington, North Carolina.
Donald was a person who met no strangers. He always wanted to have conversations about his love of playing football with Williston Junior High School and his senior years at John T. Hoggard Senior High School in Wilmington, N.C., a graduate from the class of ’72.
Donald furthered his education by attending Winston Salem State College in Winston Salem, N.C. There he also played football, and his position was wide receiver. Donald entered into the U.S. Army serving his country during the Vietnam Era. On his return from the military, he relocated to New York and New Jersey.
His working career for a short time led him to become a Police Officer for the High Point, North Carolina Police Force. In his time on the police force he became frustrated with the prejudices and unfair practices he experienced there and moved on to a career with a law firm in Galveston. Later he would become a Security Officer with the New York Stock Exchange, where he had the honor of shaking hands with and greeting Pope John Paul II and black actor and activist Ozzie Davis. He was so impressed by Mr. Davis he gave his oldest son his middle name Ozzie. After he retired from the Stock Exchange, he began a tour of duty with the United States Postal Service, in Passaic, New Jersey, until his retirement.
During his retirement days, he liked going out to eat breakfast with his friends. He loved calling the different family members constantly. He would always say I just called to check on you or what’s happening. His health began to decline, but he kept up that hopeful spirit. He will truly be missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Deborah Scott McIntyre, two sons, Steven Ozzie and Timothy Adam McIntyre, one grandson Greyson Bryant McIntyre. Three sisters Claudia McIntyre Jordan, Evonne McIntyre McGill (Husband Paul); Wilmington N.C., Carol McIntyre Givan, Greensboro, N.C. His brothers-in-law Bobby Scott (wife Hermione) of Sacramento, California, and Robert Scott Jr. of Savannah, Georgia. His sisters-in-law Dorothy Hall, Upstate, New York. Ruth Avery, Snellville, Georgia. Patricia Glover (Husband John) of Clementon, New Jersey, his close friend, and Buddy Artie McDuffie. A host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
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