WEAVERVILLE - Thomas K. McIntyre, age 76, of Weaverville, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011.
Born in Chesnee,
South Carolina, he graduated from Wofford College with a degree in Education
and Psychology. He signed a professional baseball contract as a pitcher
with the then-New York Giants in 1956 and played in their minor-league
organization in Danville, Va., before joining the Army. He served at Ft.
Bliss, Texas, for two years and in the Reserves for five years.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jacqueline Bates McIntyre of Weaverville; three children, Thomas K. McIntyre, Jr., of Hampton, Va., C. Edwin McIntyre of Cary, and Nancy E. McIntyre of Lubbock, Texas; four grandchildren, Christy Pellicer, Scott McIntyre, Sarah Tuttle, and Edwin Tyler McIntyre; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler Scott McIntyre, Makayla Powers, and Jude Pellicer.
His graveside service will be held at 12:30 PM, Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, SC.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Friday, June 10, at West Funeral Home. There will also be a visitation from 11-12 Noon on Saturday at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, Spartanburg.
Condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. McIntyre's obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.