Jimmy Darrell McIntosh
While surrounded by his family, Jimmy Darrell McIntosh passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2008, after a courageous four year battle against cancer. Jimmy was born on Jan. 26, 1942, in Soso, Miss., but he grew up in Houston. He and his friends had many fun nights running the roads in his 1949 Ford Coupe. He served in the Army, and was stationed in Germany, as a Specialist Fir
st Class. During a leave stateside, he met his future wife, Sherry Voigt. He returned home in early-July 1962, and they were married just six weeks later on Aug. 31. Jimmy and Sherry celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary last August.
He worked as a journeyman electrician for more than 40 years, having worked as a shop supervisor in Houston for 20 years. After moving to the Austin area, he went to work for the State General Services Commission, Special Projects Division, recently retiring after 18 years of service.
He was a loving and caring husband and father. He imparted in his children a strong sense of love, integrity and family loyalty, and an unparalleled work ethic. Jimmy loved his family with fierce intensity and always put them first. His last gift to his family was to leave with peace that would ease their burden.
He was welcomed into Heaven by sons Shawn Mondell and Timothy Darrell, granddaughter Kelley Michelle, mother Erma Haley, and father Truman McIntosh.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry; sons, Shane and wife, Lori and Shad and wife, Leeann; daughter, Shannon and partner, Chad Ballard; three granddaughters; one grandson; sister, Grace Allen, of Grandsburo, N.C.; and mother-in-law, Mary Voigt. He also leaves behind a host of loving family and friends.
He will be missed.
The family wishes to thank South Austin Cancer Center for their warm and caring professional services and support.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at 2 p.m. at McCurdy Funeral Home with Rev. Grady Chandler officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan Street, Lockhart, Texas (512) 398-4791.