6/2/12 — Robert J. McIntosh

 Robert J. McIntosh, of Manchester, Age 94, passed into Eternity with his Savior Jesus Christ on May 30, 2012 at Manchester Health Care Center. 

Mr. McIntosh was preceded in death by his wife of nearly sixty years, Muriel Roberts McIntosh, and his parents, the late James Robert McIntosh and Elizabeth Hamm McIntosh.

Mr. McIntosh grew up Ohio during the Great Depression and was a member of “The Greatest Generation” having served honorably during W.W. II with the U.S. Eighth Air Force in England from 1943 to 1945. Robert and Muriel moved to Manchester in 1953 where they raised seven children. He worked as a telephone lineman for AT&T and South Central Bell for thirty-eight years until his retirement in 1980.

He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church and the Steadfast Sunday School class in Manchester.

Mr. McIntosh was a Mason in the Highland Lodge No. 214 of Manchester for over fifty years. Among his interests were gardening and reading.

He loved his family and was proud of his children and grandchildren.  He was devoted to them and worked hard to be a good provider. His family believes the Lord has already told him “well done good and faithful servant”. 

He is survived by three sons, John R. (Vanna) McIntosh; Larry McIntosh; and Terry McIntosh – all of Manchester ; four daughters, Janice L. (Billy) Crosslin of Hillsboro; Sarah E. (James) Coop of Tullahoma; Mary A. (Dale) West of Manchester and Brenda D. (Don) Skinner of Covington, Louisiana; Nine grandchildren; Mark Crosslin of Dallas; Scott Coop of Nashville; Elizabeth Coop of Knoxville; Daniel West of Nashville; Aaron (Brittany) West of Cookeville; Emily West of Manchester; Jessica (Cody) Lowe of Manchester; Marie Skinner of Covington, Louisiana; DeAnne Skinner of Covington, Louisiana; One great granddaughter, Camryn Lowe of Manchester; and a host of friends, neighbors, and loved ones. 

The family will receive friends at the VISITATION on Friday, June 1, 2012, 5-8 P.M. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester and on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 1-2:00 P.M. in the Parlor of the First Baptist Church.

The FUNERAL SERVICE will be conducted on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Manchester with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating. 

Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma. 

In lieu of flowers, the Family suggests memorial donations be made to the Finish the Work Fund of First Baptist Church in Manchester or the charity of one’s choice.

 Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN.