Dr. William Bates McIntyre of Lady Lake, FL and formerly of Osage Beach, MO, passed away in his sleep on Monday morning Oct. 29th, 2018. He was born in Joplin, MO 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 Ray McIntyre (Emily), of Joplin, MO, and Lindsay Ann Voska (Kyle), of Littleton, CO, three step children, Jason Paul Hulett (Holly) Ryan Parker Hulett (Tammy) Jana Kay Hulett; Ten grandchildren, Maclin Bates Voska, William Dashel McIntyre, Ellie Mckee Voska, Jocelyn Estelle McIntyre, Haley Ryan Hulett, Mya Marie Hulett, Lily Caroline Hulett, Ella Grace Hulett, Hayes Parker Hulett, Chloe Linn 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 US Army Veterinary Corp until 1974. He loved his time in Colorado and especially loved snow skiing. Bill opened his first veterinarian practice, Academy Animal Hospital and Bradlin Boarding and Grooming in Joplin, MO 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 Veterinarian practice KK Animal Hospital in Osage Beach, MO. 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 managed to make it to his children’s sporting events and activities. Bill retired after 18 years with the USDA to Lady Lake, Fl. He was a devoted husband, father and Grandfather.
A celebration of the wonderful 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 can be made to the University of Missouri Tiger Scholorship Fund.