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John Duncan McIntyre, age 80 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019.  He was born June 19, 1939 in Monroe, Louisiana to parents Milton Fairly McIntyre and Mary Virginia McDonald McIntyre. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, David Milton McIntyre, and his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Linda Remore McIntyre.


John grew up in Rayville, Louisiana, joined the United States Air Force, and served in Japan.  He married Linda and they eventually settled their family in Texas.


He worked for many years at several Houston area television stations including Channels 13, 16, 8 and 39, and served as Director of Operations for the Houston Summit. Later in his career, John served as Vice President of Houston Sports Entertainment Network, Senior Vice President of Transmedia Communications and was a sought-after consultant for startup television networks throughout the United States. John’s life revolved around his family and his grandchildren were a source of great pride.


Survivors include his son, John Mark McIntyre and wife Alison; daughter, Mary Virginia McIntyre Shears; grandchildren, Katherine McIntyre Duong, Duncan McIntyre, Margaret McIntyre, Catherine Maddox and husband Jackson, Lauren McIntyre, Amanda Mendez and husband Eder, and Ashlie Shears; great-grandchildren, Dylan Valdivia and Fernanda Mendez; along with numerous other relatives and friends.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019 at First Baptist Church - Shepherd, Shepherd, Texas officiated by Rev. Larry Dean. There will be a private graveside service for the family.


In lieu of flowers, John's family would appreciate donations to the Helping Hands Food Pantry at First Baptist Church – Shepherd,  10850 Highway 150, Shepherd TX 77371, the food pantry which John and Linda worked so tirelessly to establish and serve area residents.