Larry Carl McIntyre

Larry Carl McIntyre

San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Death 26 Jul 2015 (aged 69)
Tehachapi, Kern County, California, USA
Burial Arvin, Kern County, California, USA
Memorial ID 149991556 · View Source
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Larry Carl McIntyre, age 69, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He passed peacefully at his home in Tehachapi, CA, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, after a battle with ALS. He was born March 1, 1946, in San Diego, CA, to Wallace and Norma (Moen) McIntyre. Larry is survived by his wife, Deborah (Walton) McIntyre; brother, Grant McIntyre; children, Bryan, Gavin, and Erin McIntyre; stepchildren, Christine and Michael Osmond, and Dale Smith; niece, Laura (McIntyre) Eskildsen; grandchildren, Darian McIntyre, Jacob Martin, Andrew McIntyre, Dylan Smith, Elyse McIntyre, Jacob McIntyre, and Olyvia Ettner; and many other loving family members.
After graduating from Carpinteria High School in 1964, Larry joined the United States Navy. While stationed on the USS Ranger, he served as an aviation machinist. During his time of service, he completed two Vietnam tours. After the Navy, Larry found his true calling, fire fighting. After seven years serving as a fireman for the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District, he was promoted to engineer, which he served as for his remaining 14 years with the department. Larry truly loved working with the department and built lasting friendships, once saying, “It’s the best job in the world.” After retiring from the department, Larry moved to Tehachapi and started working as a mechanic and bus driver for the Tehachapi Unified School District, where he worked until his passing.
Larry was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying dirt bike riding, camping, kayaking, skiing, fishing, and tennis, to name a few. He also enjoyed sports, having played football and baseball in school. Larry and his wife opened their doors to many foster children over the years, providing a safe, loving environment for them to thrive. He was an active member of Mountain Bible Church, and he loved his church family.
A visitation is scheduled for Friday, August 7, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Mountain Bible Church, located at 630 Maple Street, Tehachapi. The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the church with a reception to follow. Interment with military honors will be at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, CA, at 2:00 p.m.
Larry’s infectious smile and heart of gold will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and co-workers. “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” 
– Thucydides
Arrangements were made with the assistance of Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc.
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