Saturday, February 27, 2021

Larry Lloyd McIntire

Larry Lloyd McIntire "Papaw L" passed away Friday, February 26, 2021, at his home surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was 82 years old.

Larry was born on January 20, 1939, in Chester, Mississippi to the late Oscar Lloyd "O.L." and Azalee McIntire. Larry grew up in Weir, Mississippi and attended Weir High School. He was a graduate of Weir High School Class of 1957. He loved the town of Weir and was a dedicated Weir Lion fan his whole life. He went to every home football game to support his hometown team.
On March 1, 1962, Larry married his bride, Shirley King McIntire. Together, they raised their three children in the wonderful community of Weir, and loved every single minute of it. Larry and Shirley were a few days short of their 59th wedding anniversary. They were a true testament of love and commitment to one another.

Larry was a member of Weir Baptist Church where he brought his family throughout the years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge where he recently received his 60 year pin. Larry served our country in the U.S. Army. He proudly flew the American flag wherever he went.
​Until the very end, Larry was a hard worker. He worked for the Town of Weir as the water and gas supervisor. After he retired in 2004, Larry continued to serve the town as he would pick up the mail for the town hall every morning. Whenever the town needed help finding a water line, Larry would always lend a helping hand with a smile on his face. He knew exactly where every water line was in the town. Later on in life, Larry served the town as an Alderman. After he retired from the town of Weir, Larry started his dream job as a full time Papaw.

​Larry loved his family with his whole heart. He was present at every family reunion, called each family member on their birthday, and loved us throughout every season of life. He truly was the glue that held us all together. He always thought family was one of the most important things in life and always urged all of his children and grandchildren to stay close even after he passed away. Larry thought the world of his children and grandchildren, and he loved to spend all of his time with each of them and his loving wife.

​Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Lloyd and Azalee Black McIntire, and his oldest son, Curtis McIntire.

​Larry is survived by his caring wife, Shirley McIntire of Weir, MS, daughter, Pam McIntire of Long Beach, MS, son, Chris McIntire (Cheryl) of French Camp, MS. He leaves behind three grandchildren, Nolan McIntire (Heather), Sam McIntire, and Reese McIntire. Larry also leaves behind three brothers, Kenneth McIntire (Jan), Jimmy McIntire, and Eddie McIntire (Suzanne), and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

​Funeral Services were held Monday, March 1, 2021, at Weir Baptist Church in Weir, MS. Pallbearers were grandsons, Nolan McIntire and Sam McIntire, Brice Utley, Ken Chandler, Ben Turnipseed, and Lee Turnipseed. Honorary Pallbearers included Larry's closest friends, Don Chandler, Jim Turnipseed, and Harvey Cook.

​Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.