Raymond E. McIntyre, 84, of McLeansboro, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born in Aden, Illinois on May 4, 1935, the son of James Wilbur and Mary Rachel (Green) McIntyre. Raymond was a retired United States Air Force veteran having served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was later employed as an employment counselor for the state of Illinois from 1978 to 1996. Raymond was an active member of American Legion Post #106, VFW Post #1671 and B.P.O.E #1882 where he served as Past Exalted Ruler and Past District Deputy.
Survivors include one brother, James F. (Terry) Hunt of McLeansboro, IL; and two nieces: Christina (Scott) Webb of McLeansboro, IL and Kellie (Mike) Benbrook of Enfield, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro with Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 17 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Raymond will be laid to rest in the Veterans Section of IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro with Graveside Military Honors conducted by American Legion Post #106 and an Air Force Honors team. Online condolences may be shared at www.gholsonfuneralhome.com.
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