Charles Richard McIntosh, 85, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Wednesday, October 30,1935 in East St. Louis, IL, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Charles worked for Famous Barr for 19 years then went to O’Neill Lumber Company for another 10 years. He served as the Chief of the French Village Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of East Lodge #504 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, and Ainad Shrine.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: Charles “Scotty” and Dorothy, nee Combs, McIntoch
- Sister and brother-in-law: Patricia (David) Kell
Surviving are his:
- Wife of 62 years: Lynda, nee Fleming, McIntosh
- whom he married on August 30, 1958
- Sister: Phyllis Jean McIntosh of Collinsville, IL
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois. Masonic service will be held at 12 noon.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Vance Vyers officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Hope every thing is going well. I’m so sorry that Joan & I have not been in contact with you & Charles. The two of you were so friendly to Joan & me. Charles was a first class employee to me & O’Neil Lumber. I lost my best friend also. Joan went to heaven on December 1, 2019.
Sorry for your loss.
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Charles. He was a kind and generous person but above all else he was a man of integrity. The world will miss Charles but I take comfort in knowing he is at peace and with our Lord Savior Jesus Christ.
I had the opportunity to know Mac professionally when he worked at O’Neil Lumber and the honor to serve with him at the French Village Volunteer Fire Department. Mac was the kind of person we all hope our children will turn out to be: honest, hard working, companionate, confident, kind hearted and of the highest level of integrity.
As the fire chief at French Village, Mac put the safety of his firefighters above all else. He was exactly the type of person you wanted to be in charge when pulling up to a fully involved house fire. Mac was always calm, cool and collected in the most stressful of situations. His leadership shined in times of emergency when others would have panicked. He earned and garnered the respect of the all the fire fighters through decisive, impartial and confident leadership.
Truly Mac was a man among men.