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John McIntyre

John McIntyre

Aug 30, 1945 - Nov 14, 2018
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A private family gathering will take place for John “Johnny” “Mac” G. McIntyre, 73, who died on November 14, 2018 at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton, Wy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Help for Health Hospice Home in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

He was born on August 30, 1945 in Johnson City, Tennessee, son of Arch and Ellen (Spargur) McIntyre.

John graduated from Erwin High School in 1963 in Erwin, TN. He then attended East Tenn. State University graduated with a BS in Geology with a minor in Botany. He later attended the University of Wyoming AFit, in the MBA program.

He was ordered to active duty May 11, 1968 and served in Vietnam, 101st Airborne, Rotary Wing (Helicopter pilot), Corp of Engineers. While in Vietnam, he was a combat helicopter pilot, earning the National Defense Service Medal, AR AV badge, Vietnam Service Medal W/3 bronze stars, Air Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. He was Honorably Discharged and released from Active Duty in February, 1972.

On August 31, 1981, Mac married Carolyn Crisler in Lander, Wyoming.

John was a “hard rock” geologist, working in Uranium mines in Jeffrey City, WY and Gas Hills. He also worked in gold mines in Nevada. He trained at NWCC in Auto Cad and worked for several oil field companies. John moved to Atlantic City, WY in 1973 and was a member of Buffalo Chips musical group for decades, playing the banjo and bass. He played with other groups including Kim Coates Band, Prickly Pair and The Northwest Community College Orchestra. John was also a skilled artisan working in metal and wood.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Crisler McIntyre of the family home in Lander; daughters, Dawn M. Navarre and Dana Lyn Navarre-Hiser and her husband, William Hiser all of Lander; grandchildren, Jordan Branning and wife, Emily Hamilton of Riverton, and Zachary Stack and wife Laura Anderson of Orcas Island, WA; and 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Ann Kay McIntyre Miller and her husband, Martin Miller of Johnson City, TN and Mary Ellen McIntyre Patterson of Maryville, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Alan F. McIntyre.

On-line condolences for the family may be made at Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.

***Photo courtesy of Tony Henry