William Bates McIntyre

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William Bates McIntyre

January 09, 1947 - October 29, 2018

William Bates McIntyre Dr. William B. McIntyre, of Lady Lake, Florida, formerly of Joplin, Missouri, passed away on Oct. 29th, 2018. He was born, in Joplin, on January 9th, 1947 to William Hayes McIntyre and Maryellen Bates McIntyre.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Jane Hulett-McIntyre; sister, Patricia Elwell; two children, Bradley McIntyre (Emily) and Lindsay Voska (Kyle); three stepchildren, Jason Hulett (Holly), Ryan Hulett (Tammy), Jana Hulett; ten grandchildren, Maclin Voska, Dashel McIntyre, Ellie Voska, Jocelyn McIntyre, Haley Hulett, Mya Hulett, Lily Hulett, Ella Hulett, Hayes Hulett, Chloe Hulett.
After graduating from Carthage High School in 1965, he attended the University of Missouri where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1972. After graduation he joined the Army where he was promoted to Captain and continued his training in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps until 1974, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He loved his time in Colorado and especially loved snow skiing.
Bill opened his first veterinary practice, Academy Animal Hospital and Bradlin Boarding and Grooming in Joplin, Missouri, in 1974. Bill was committed to taking care of animals like they were his own. During his time in Joplin he enjoyed family trips to Grand Lake, boating and playing golf with his friends. In 1985 he left Joplin to open his second veterinary practice, KK Animal Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri.
He married Jane Hulett on June 29th,1996. Bill and Jane loved spending time on and around the Lake of the Ozarks with friends.
He loved music and loved to dance. He also enjoyed boating and fishing as well as trips to Columbia to watch the Missouri Tigers play football.
Bill continued to practice veterinary medicine until 1998. After retiring from his practice in Osage Beach, he went to work for the United States Department of Agriculture as a relief veterinarian in the Food Service Inspection System. While traveling for the USDA he always made time for his children and grandchildren. Bill retired after 18 years with the USDA to Lady Lake, Florida. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
A celebration of the life of Bill McIntyre will be held on December 1st, 2018, at Twin Hills Country Club, at 3 o'clock.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the University of Missouri Tiger Scholarship Fund.
Online condolences may be posted at www.florida-cremationsociety.com
Published on November 18, 2018
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5 posts

Jim and Mary Ellen Duffack
Dec 05, 2018
We were so sad to learn about Bill’s passing! He was a great neighbour and friend at the lake! he was always ready and able to help with any project we had! he had a very special compassion for all animals!
We were blessed to call him our friend!
Nov 30, 2018
graduated h.s. with Bill, 1965, and we went to MU at the same time. He had a gregarious and sometimes mischievous nature. He touched many lives and will be missed by all he touched. Godspeedd
Julie Dale
Nov 29, 2018
So sorry for his loss. I know he will be missed.
Brian Peterein
Nov 29, 2018
Going to miss that guy. Always had a smile and a kind word.
Karen Strange ( Artpho Gallery)
Nov 28, 2018
I have such fond memories of Doc Mac and am truly saddened by his passing. Years ago, I showed Chow Chows and Doc was their veterinarian for OFA testing. I was the only client and he was the only veterinarian who would do the xrays without anesthesia. We were quite the team! During that time, I had a national show in Dallas and one of my very special and favorite Chows had an eye problem. Doc told me to go, enjoy the specialty event and he would take care of Mykee. We left on Sunday. On Thursday, Doc called me extremely stressed. Mykee had died suddenly! He was so distraught that he closed his practice that day and took Mykee to the University of Missouri for an autopsy. It turned out to be ...a malfunction in his immune system, but I will never forget the personal care Doc provided for Mykee as well as consoling me in such a loss. Doc Mac was a great veterinarian and a great man. My deepest sympathies to Jane and family. May you find comfort in your special memories in the difficult days ahead. He will always be a treasured friend in my memories of him.Read more