In Memory

Buddy McIntyre

Buddy McIntyre

Buddy Dwayne McIntyre
- - September 15, 1950 - September 14, 2019

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Buddy Dwayne McIntyre passed away at age 68.
Buddy was born on September 15, 1950 in Abilene, Texas. He graduated from Abilene High School in 1969 and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Hardin-Simmons University in 1973. Buddy worked as an accountant for Treanor Equipment Company in Abilene prior to moving to Stephenville, where he owned More Than Yogurt from 1984 to 1993. He retired from Tarleton State University Financial Services department in 2012 after almost twenty years of service.

On August 10, 1972 Buddy married his best friend, Nancy Kay Hooker of Abilene. They raised two children, Kelli and Christopher. Buddy was a devoted and loving husband, a caring father, a proud grandfather and a good friend.

Buddy's hobbies included watching sports, napping, and fishing. He loved watching Tarleton play any sport, and he was a season ticketholder for Stephenville High School football games for over 30 years. Buddy shared his love of fishing with his family, often waiting patiently to hook a fish only to let his grandchildren reel in the reward. Buddy and Nancy loved The Beach Boys and attended more than a dozen concerts in multiple states. Buddy had a keen sense of humor; he was known for his quick wit, infectious laugh and his kind and compassionate spirit.

Buddy was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Lowell and Ann McIntyre and his mother and stepfather, Allaand Charles Johnson. He is survived by his wife Nancy of Stephenville, his daughter and son-in-law Kelli and Joel Griffith of Boerne, his son and daughter-in-law Chris and April McIntyre of Flower Mound, his grandchildren Teagan, Jake, and Sean, his sister and brother-in-law Pam and Willis Watson of Granbury, his mother-in-law Bobbie Clark of Abilene, his sister-in-law Jorja Clark of Sherman, his sister-in-law Marianne Kirkland of Amarillo, his brother-in-law David Hooker of Winthrop, WA, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A visitation with family will be Tuesday, September 17th at Lacy Funeral Home in Stephenville at 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 18th at the First Baptist Church in Stephenville at 1 p.m.

Because of a courageous and generous decision by an organ donor, Buddy received a heart transplant on December 5, 2015. That gift of life gave Buddy and his family 14 more years together, during which he traveled, made memories, and witnessed the births and lives of his three precious grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Donate Life Texas, Attn: Finance Department, 2510 Westridge Street, Houston TX 77054. Interested parties may register to be an organ donor at

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09/18/19 05:22 PM #1    

Steve Stegall

I did not know Buddy until starting AHS Fall 1966. Keith Catlett knew him from Lincoln Jr High, and snowed weekend before starting back Sophomore January 1967 and was just after Christmas. Keith, Buddy and I were there at the AHS bldg making a snowman and tossing a few snowballs at each other, where I got to know him. I had Buddy in my Junior year Physics class, Fall 1967. We both had plans to attend Texas Tech Fall '69 and Buddy lived in Murdough Hall at Tech. We played handball in those old squash courts made of cement, just to the west of the old mule barn(TTU gym). I noticed Buddy took some pretty hard slams against the cement walls, we both were 18 yrs old. There were about 9 or 10 of us AHS'69s up at Tech that Fall '69 semester. I remember seeing Mike Patton the 2d week of August 1969, at Weymouth ctr dorm and Mike was thinking about attending Tech that Fall '69. For Buddy, I've thought about over the last few yrs, saw him at our 50th this past ending April. After Debbie and I got back to Houston, I couldn't believe Buddy had fallen from slipping over the old golf cleats scrapper out front of the Abilene Country Club. Buddy had been on the golf team at AHS' -- Must be great loss to his two children, inclg April and wife Nancy, you will be missed Buddy, however, you have left so many good memories for smiles and your happiness.

09/18/19 06:12 PM #2    

Monnie Harris (Harris)

I am so sorry to hear of Buddy's death. I am sure his family will miss him greatly. Holding his family in the Light.💔

09/19/19 10:56 AM #3    

Gary Tarpley

I spoke to Buddy at the 50th reunion, he and I attended Central Elementary with Melinda McNell (Black) in the first grade . By his appearance you see that he was dealing with health issues/ I am a diabetic  and it is hour by hour  ; day by day an adventure. May god bless Buddy and his family .

09/23/19 02:41 PM #4    

Bobbie Smith (McLaughlin)

I am so sad for Buddy's family and friends.  He was just the nicest guy in school.  He had a loving spirit and I know that he will be missed by many.

09/24/19 12:48 PM #5    

Cindi Swiedom (Hunter)

Only the rocks live forever, but they never know love.......We got the better deal. (From the Comanches)

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