Howard E. “Sonny” McIntosh, age 79, of Belle Center, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
He was born in Logan County Ohio February 7, 1941, the son of the late Lowell and Vera (Clay) McIntosh. He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert “House” Rittenhouse and a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Joe Fitzpatrick.
He married the former Desee M. “Dee” Milliron in 1994 and she survives in Belle Center. He is also survived by four daughters, Lisa (Bill) Smith of Mokena, Illinois, Cathy (Wes) Untied of Granville, Ohio, Christi Milliron of West Liberty, Ohio and Megan (Steve) Slovak of Mason, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren, Kelly Smith (Anton Mykhaylov), Sean (Stefanie) Smith, Megan (Alex) Diller, Katie (Justin) Pollock, Vince Untied, Elizabeth Untied, Alex Untied, Nick (Tyler) Hughes, Brooke Hughes, Courtney (Brandyn) Dunham, Olivia Milliron, Maren Slovak, Mina Slovak and Jameson Slovak; four great grandchildren, Audrey and Emma Smith, Boone Dunham and Sloan Hughes; two sisters, Patty (Ron) Royer of Florida, and Sue (John) Hurley of Huntsville, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
Sonny owned and operated Custom Canvas at Indian Lake for fifty years where his reputation for quality work and honesty expanded far beyond his own community. He was a Master Mason belonging to the Indian Lake #722 Masonic Lodge. He loved the simple things in life—gardening, woodworking, sitting around a fire with family and friends and sharing his life stories. A very special time for Sonny was on the 4th of July, when he watched the fireworks with family and friends in the comfort of his own peaceful back yard. He was kind, generous, loving and hard-working and demonstrated these values to his children and grandchildren daily. All who knew Sonny loved and respected him.
Pastor Kevin Smith will officiate a private memorial service for the family and will be held in his honor at the United Methodist Church in Belle Center.
Memorial contributions made to the Robert Harrison Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship Fund which would be greatly appreciated by Sonny and his family and sent c/o Security National Bank 40 North Limestone Springfield, Ohio 45502
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center is honored to serve the McIntosh family.