- January 17, 1939 - February 27, 2015
- Spartanburg, South Carolina
of Bobby 's Passing
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“Family-- What a great guy that I always loved having at my table during a wrestling meet or tourney, he always got it right and had fun with everyone...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Nathan Alexander - BLACKSBURG, SC
“We will miss Bobby's jokes and always smiling face!!! An honor to have known him!!
2 of 10 | Posted by: The office of Dr. Alva Pack, III - SC
“Will miss you greatly, my longtime friend. Condolences to the precious family.
3 of 10 | Posted by: Deedie Workman - Spartanburg, SC
“The Laurens Wrestling team is saddened to hear of Mr. McIntyre's passing. His love of the sport of wrestling was felt by all. The moms in our...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Rob Sheffield - Laurens, SC
“Walter Riddle(Class of `57)
5 of 10 | Posted by: Walter Riddle - Port St. Lucie, FL
“I knew Bobby from high school . We were on Student Council . I think Bobby lived life like it should be lived. I saw a sign outside...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Richard Allen Brown - Spartanburg, SC
“Bobby was our very dear friend. He and Mac rode motorcycles together and we have very fond memories of bobby from his years in Charlotte. We are very...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Mac and Jo Alexander - NC
“I personally along with the Lunch Bunch is going to miss Bobby's wit and humor. Bobby and I go way back and I was very sorry to hear about his...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Don Turner - Moore, SC - friend
We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Bobby and his wonderful sense of humor. We're so going to miss him at the Thanksgiving gathering. We...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Janice - Spartanburg, SC - Friend
“Kaye, I am very saddened to hear about Bobby's passing this morning. I didn't get a lot time with Bobby. But the time I did have with him I...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Kris Bagwell - Spartanburg, SC
Bobby Watson McIntyre, 76, of Spartanburg, South Carolina passed away Friday, February 27, 2015. Born in Chester, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Barney Watson McIntyre and of the late Mary Burnett McIntyre Jenkins.
While a student at Spartanburg High School, Bobby was a Four Sport Letterman and Student Body President. After graduating in 1957, he went on to receive an academic scholarship to Davidson where he wrestled under the Hall of Fame coach Charlie Parker. This sparked a passion for the sport that would last a lifetime.
A natural problem solver and entrepreneur, Bobby went on to head many successful endeavors from hospitality/restaurants to the automotive industry, a trade he had learned from his father. However, it was the sport of wrestling that gave him the most joy, and where he spent his time involved in coaching and mentoring athletes for the better part of two decades. His quick humor and clever wit will be remembered by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Kaye McIntyre, a son Barney McIntyre of California; a son, Chuck Waldrep (Shannon) of Arizona; a daughter, Paige Birch (Joey) of Roebuck; two granddaughters, Amanda Waldrep and Daniele Breedlove (Brad); sister, Bennie Farmer of Tennessee; nieces Lynn Farmer and Leslie Senter and great nephew Andrew Senter.
Visitation will be held at 2:00-2:45 PM on Monday, March 2, 2015, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 3:00 PM, conducted by the Rev. Steve Wise.
Memorials may be made to the Spartanburg High School Athletics "For Wrestling Team" 500 Dupre Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307 or Spartanburg Regional Foundation Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 101 East Wood Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
The family will be at the home.
Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel