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Harold J. McClintic

September 27, 1932 — May 5, 2023

St. Louis

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     Harold J. McClintic, age 90, of St. Louis, MI, passed away peacefully Friday, May 5, 2023, at Laurels of Mt. Pleasant with his family by his side.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI, at 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, with Dr. Keith Wise officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4-7 P.M. on Monday, May 8, 2023, at the funeral home.

     Harold was born in Shepherd, Michigan on September 27, 1932, the son of Carl E. and Pearle Mae (Phelps) McClintic. He graduated from Alma High School with the class of 1950. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  On February 23, 1952, Harold married Pauline Butler at the Alma United Methodist Church. They have been blessed with seventy-one years of marriage.

     Harold was a hard worker all of his life. At age 18, he began his first job at Michigan Chemical. He then was a salesman for Jenison Hardware in Bay City. He spent the last twenty-two years of his career as Purchasing Manager for Total Petroleum before retiring in 1998. He served St. Louis in many different ways.

     Harold loved baseball and played fast pitch softball for many years. He also enjoyed golf, bowling, and deer hunting. He was an avid sports fan, faithfully cheering for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and U of M.     Harold loved his family and was devoted to them. He enjoyed dancing; he and Pauline were members of the Saturday Nighters.  They were always the first couple on the dance floor. He loved time with his family at their cottage on Higgins Lake.

     He is survived by his wife Pauline, three daughters: Cynthia Lynn (Christopher) Ragsdale of Mt. Pleasant, MI; Julie Ann (Patrick) Tooke of Englewood, CO; and Patricia Sue (Matthew) Cooper of Caledonia, MI; four grandchildren: Jennifer (Daniel Dutton) Ragsdale, Benjamin Tooke, Nicholas Cooper, and Lauren (Jacob) Montney; his sister Janice Jourdain, two sisters-in-law: Bonnie McClintic and Vivian McClintic; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Carl (Betteann) McClintic, Dale (Betty) McClintic, Jack McClintic, and Tom McClintic; sisters: Leah (Forrest) Stone, Ruth (Bernie) Woodcock, Joyce (Maynard) Giles, and Thelma (Larry) Sopel; and brother-in-law John Jourdain.

     Memorials may be made to Gratiot County Animal Shelter, 2675 W. Washington Rd., Ithaca, MI 48847. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, Michigan.

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Visitation

Monday, May 8, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Louis

117 North East Street , St. Louis, MI 48880

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Louis

117 North East Street , St. Louis, MI 48880

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