Bob McIntosh, 76, of Pulaski, died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Lake of Egypt.
He was born on June 16, 1944, in Dongola, the son of Leland and Gail Schluter McIntosh.
He married Sue Ann Lingle on Dec. 24, 1986.
Mr. McIntosh was a graduate of Ullin High School. After high school he pursued his higher education at Southeast Missouri State University and Southern Illinois University, culminating in a specialist degree in education administration.
He taught school and then was the superintendent/principal at Century School District for 32 years.
He then furthered his career at the Regional Office of Education for 14 years. During this time, he was instrumental in writing and obtaining grants to build the elementary addition at Century School.
Mr. McIntosh has served his community and church in countless ways and has been on many boards.
He was the Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative vice president and member of the finance committee, a South Water District board member, Soil and Water Conservation District, nominating committee member and the Dongola State Bank Board of Directors.
He was also on the SIDEZ board, JAMP board and a representative for the Pulaski County Farmland Assessment Advisory Group.
He was a faith-filled man who was devoted to his family, God and his church, Cross Road United Methodist in Ullin. He served the church in many capacities, including Sunday School superintendent and church treasurer.
As a lifelong farmer he has mentored many farmers in the community and has furthered the field of agriculture over his lifetime.
He received many accolades and awards over his career, including administrator of the year. McIntosh Farms has been chosen as Conservation Farm of the Year twice, most recently in 2019.
He is survived by his wife, Sue; a daughter, Monica (Jeff) Holshouser; a son, Rod (Chrissy) McIntosh; a stepdaughter, Angela Tripp (Piper Fuhr); a stepson, Larry Tripp Jr.; six grandchildren, Tyler Holshouser (Morgan Politte), Cruiz (Kaylee) Davis, Christian (Carrie) Davis, Amber McIntosh (fiancé Jamee Cole), Elizabeth (Roger) Turner and Rachael (Cody) Hand; six great-grandchildren, Colt Davis, Bodie Davis, Connor Stanley, Kenzie Turner, RyLynn Turner and Easton Turner; sisters Carolyn Theis and Cheryl (Jeannette) McIntosh; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Mr. McIntosh was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Cross Road United Methodist Church at Ullin.
Family services will be Saturday, with burial at St. John’s Cemetery. Pastors Pete Vinson and Randy Huckleberry will officiate.
Crain Funeral Home in Ullin is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials can be made to the Bob McIntosh Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The First State Bank of Dongola, PO Box 219, Dongola, Ill. 62926. Envelopes will be available at the church.
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