PINEWOOD — Raymond Eldrid McIntosh, 91, husband of Margaret Smith McIntosh, died on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at his residence.
Born on Nov. 14, 1926, in Sumter, he was a son of the late William Lockette McIntosh and Minnie Lee Evans McIntosh. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He was a member of Pinewood Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Forever Young Men's Sunday school class; a member of the Manning Masonic Lodge; a former member of the Clarendon Hall School Board of Trustees; a member of the Saints Hall of Fame; and a former trustee of the Brewington Presbyterian Church. He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by his second wife; two sons, Benny Ray McIntosh (Lois) and Leslie B. McIntosh (Elaine), both of Pinewood; one daughter, Sharon M. Lamb (Cecil) of Sumter; two stepchildren, Kelly Smith (Paul) of Sumter and Rhonda Harris (David) of Pinewood; two sisters, Eleanor M. Brunson of Summerton / Kingstree and Annetta Heath of Sumter; five grandchildren, Van Thames (Jennifer) and Chris Lamb (Jesseca), both of Sumter, and Benny McIntosh (Tracy), Travis McIntosh (Cyndi) and Joseph McIntosh (Christina), all of Pinewood; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two step-great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 58 years, Gernell McLeod McIntosh; an infant daughter; a daughter, Gloria Jean McIntosh Thames; a son-in-law, Harold Thames; his only granddaughter, Teresa Elizabeth Thames Browder; three brothers, William McIntosh, H.L. McIntosh and Arthur McIntosh; and one sister, Elease M. Grant.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Pinewood Baptist Church with the Rev. Bennie Barwick, assisted by the Rev. Casey Connors officiating. Burial will follow at Brewington Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Benny Ray McIntosh, Leslie McIntosh, Van Thames, Wayne Browder, Benny McIntosh, Chris Lamb, Travis McIntosh and Joseph McIntosh.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Forever Young Men's Sunday school class of Pinewood Baptist Church.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Pinewood Baptist Church and other times at the home, 1675 Reynolds Road, Pinewood, SC 29125.
Memorials may be made to Pinewood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 176, Pinewood, SC 29125-0176 or Clarendon Hall, P.O. Box 609, Summerton, SC 29148-0609.
The family would like to extend special thanks to his caregivers, Gail Cannon, Carrie Freeman, Tina Medina and Embrace Hospice.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org
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