William Alvin McIntire, 72, of Bono, died May 20, 2021, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro.

He was born October 11, 1948, in Walnut Ridge, to the late Jessie and Ruth Crittenden McIntire. He was united in marriage to Ruby Thomas on June 24, 1967. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, gardening, and collecting guns and knives. He was a factory worker for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by one son, Samuel Alvin McIntire; two stepmothers, Evelyn Cummings and Marilyn McIntire; and one brother, James Howard McIntire.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby, of the home; one daughter, Lavinda (Thomas) Bush of Yellville; one son, Michael (Miranda) McIntire of Jonesboro; numerous grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five brothers, Charles (Brenda) McIntire of Wittcliff, Ohio, Junior (Kim) McIntire of Imboden, Virgil (Pam) McIntire of Imboden, Mark McIntire of West Plains, Mo., and Jason McIntire of Imboden; three sisters, Katye (Leonard) Morphitt of Americas, Kan., Lynn (Vern) Horn of Kincaide, Kan., and Laurie Horn of Emporia, Kan.; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral was Tuesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Ulysses Vandermolen officiating. Pallbearers were Elijah Thomas; and Junior, Mark, Jason, Virgil, Jimmy and Charles “Moon” McIntire. Interment was in Clark Cemetery in Alicia.

Visitation was Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.

An online guestbook is available at www.bryanfh.com.

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