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Raymond Lee McIntyre, Jr. was born to the late Raymond Lee McIntyre, Sr. and Marie Rose Horne McIntyre, in Quitman, GA on August 4, 1954. Raymond is fondly known as "Tuby". He passed away at the Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, NJ, on August 13, 2014, at 9:34PM following a short illness.
    
Tuby joined First Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, Albany, GA, at an early age under Rev. Allen Grier. He was a member of the Greater Mt. Carmel Ministry, Valdosta, GA, and served on the usher board. He attended the Living Faith Christian Center, Pennsauken, NJ. Raymond attended Southside Jr. High and Monroe High School, Albany, Georgia and graduated from Brooks County High School in 1972. He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service Mortuary School, Atlanta, GA in 1974. He held several Associate Degrees. He was an LFD/Mortician. He was the inventor of the McIntyre Earth Viewer and Design Burial Vault.
     
Tuby’s legacy is cherished by his memories: children - Patricia (Roy) Mathis, Lake Mary, FL, Ramona (Darius, Sr.) Barkley, Valdosta, GA, Rashad Yearby, Columbus, GA, Raymond McIntyre, III, Shay McIntyre, and Damond McIntyre, all of  Valdosta, GA; a host of grand children - Christopher (Ciara) Jones, Darius Barkley, II, and Janyla Barkley, all of Valdosta, GA, Royce Mathis and Reese Mathis, Lake Mary, FL; great grandson - Camdyn Jones, Valdosta, GA; sisters - Gwendolyn McIntyre (Casey) Arnold, Jacqueline McIntyre, Quitman, GA, Celestine (Henry) Bass, Willingboro, NJ, brother - Kenneth (Pat) McIntyre, Quitman, GA; niece - Jacques Ishah Bass, Willingboro, NJ, nephews - Reggie McIntyre, Quitman, GA, Henry Bass, II, Willingboro, NJ; aunt - Charity Jackson, Albany, GA , uncle - Willie D. Hampton, Albany, GA, step mother, Lily McIntyre, Albany, GA; a host of half and step siblings, cousins and friends. Connie Henry-Davis is a special friend

Raymond McIntyre, Jr. was a resident of Willingboro, New Jersey.  Mr. McIntyre was an exceptional person whose interest included reading, walking, and Bible study. Like most inventors of new product ideas or improvements to existing products, Mr. McIntyre conceived the idea for the McIntyre Earth Viewer and Design Burial Vault as a result of personal creativity, professional experience, ingenuity, and a recognized potential for such a product. Mr. McIntyre originally conceived the idea for the McIntyre Earth Viewer and Design Burial Vault during the month of February 2000.  He first disclosed this information to others in April 2013. He hoped this invention would become a reality, as it could offer technologically advanced way for mourners to remain connected to their departed loved ones. An enhanced vault with an incorporated camera, the McIntyre Earth Viewer and Design Burial Vault would facilitate 24/7 visitations, and thus a constant comfort for those who are grieving.

Funeral Service for Mr. Raymond McIntyre, Jr.  will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM at Graham Chapel CME Church, E. Roundtree Street, Quitman, Georgia: Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery.
Public Viewing: 9:00-9:00 PM - Friday, August 22, 2014 in the BTW Funeral Services Chapel. 
Family Visitation: 6:00-7:00 PM - Friday, August 15, 2014 in the BTW Funeral Services Chapel.
Professional Services entrusted to Blankumsee, Thomas & Wright Funeral Services of Quitman, Georgia.

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