We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Jones Funeral Home
Calvin Eugene (Mac) McIntosh, of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Salem, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James at the age of 96. Calvin was born in Jake Prairie, Missouri, on March 4, 1926, to the late Benjamin Louis and Mary (Calvin) McIntosh.
Calvin graduated from John F. Hodge High School in St. James, Missouri, in 1943, and left the family farm and entered the Army Air Forces in March of 1944; he served as a top gunner on a B-29 during World War II, eventually attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He flew out of Saipan on bombing missions over Japan; immediately following the Japanese surrender, he flew missions dropping humanitarian supplies into a prisoner of war camps in China abandoned by the Japanese. Following his honorable discharge in March of 1946, he married the love of his life, Mary Frances Gravatt. They married on November 30, 1947, and lived in St. Louis for a time where he worked for the U.S. Postal Service, and later moved to Jackson, Missouri, and later to St. James, Missouri while he was working for Skelly Oil Company. The union was blessed with two children. In 1962, Mac and Mary purchased the furniture and appliance store in Salem, which evolved into a thriving business, also selling carpet, custom draperies, and electronics; they also operated a successful propane business. Calvin also served as an officer and director with the Dent County Fire District, superintending major building expansion. McIntosh Furniture closed in 1988, and following their retirement in Salem, Mac and Mary moved to the St. Louis area for a time, to be closer to family; they celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in November of 2020, just over a week before Mary died on December 8.
Calvin had five siblings: George William McIntosh (Bill), deceased; Benjamin L. McIntosh (B.L.), deceased; Robert Joseph McIntosh, surviving; Jerry Leon McIntosh, surviving; and James Donald (Jim) McIntosh, deceased.
In addition to two brothers, survivors include his children Dennis McIntosh and wife Carla of Farmington, Missouri and Gail Doveikis and husband Phillip of Ballwin, Missouri; grandchildren Benjamin McIntosh (Natalie), John McIntosh (Jodi), Samuel Doveikis (Rachel), and Kate Schneider (Brett); great grandchildren Helen, Rosalie, Kennedi, Sawyer, Finley, James and Mackenzie; and a host of extended family and friends.
Calvin and Mary McIntosh were long time members of the Jadwin church of Christ. Any memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Cemetery Association of Phelps County, c/o Robert Rinehart, 13701 County Road 2270, St. James, MO 65559, where Calvin and Mary McIntosh will be laid to rest.
Calvin McIntosh will lie in state at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, MO
Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Jones Funeral Home with Glen Claxton officiating. Burial with full military honors will be held at the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Online condolences may be entered at jonesfunerals.com
All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, MO.
Oak Grove Cemetery
13701 County Road 2270, St. James MO 65559