Roderick A. “Mac” McIntosh, 90, born in Havre, Mont., and a resident of Pensacola since 1952, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 22, 2009.
He became ill while visiting his daughter in Phoenix during Thanksgiving and remained in Phoenix until his death. Mac was a longtime member of Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Barlow Sunday School Class, the Disciple Bible Study, and the Whatever Group; worked in Elijah’s (Food) Pantry; was a statistician, and performed other volunteer activities. He was also an active member of the West Escambia Senior Center. Mac will be forever grateful to a twelve-step self-help group. He still enjoyed working in his yard, bowling, fishing, and playing Canasta. A retired civil service employee, Mac spent most of his service years as a fire inspector at Pensacola Naval Air Station and retired as assistant fire chief at the army base in McAlester, Okla. Mac was married to Merle Fleming McIntosh of Laurel Hill, Fla. She preceded him in death in March 2003. He is survived by his daughter Vicki (Terry) Sproule of Crossville, Tenn.; daughter Alexa (Dwight) Mims of Phoenix; grandson Jeff Anderson of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; granddaughter Lauren Mims of Little Rock, Ark.; brother Stuart McIntosh and sisters Gladys Hulett and Albertine Bosworth of Havre, Mont. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his father and mother, Alec and Ella McIntosh; sister Martha Smith; and brothers John, Robert and Jimmy McIntosh, all of the Havre, Mont., area. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 6, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church followed by interment at Barrancas National Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, March 5, 2009, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, 619 N. New Warrington Road. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church. Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.