Sumter, SC…Walter M. McInnis, age 83, beloved husband of 60 years to the late Frances Mincey McInnis, died on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the home of his daughter.
Born in Buckatunna, Mississippi on December 23, 1937, he was the son of the late John Mack McInnis and Elzadie Heathcock McInnis. Mr. McInnis served in the US Air Force and Army Reserve and later retired from Cooper Tools. He was the former pastor of Flat Branch Baptist Church in Clara, MS. He loved playing the harmonica and enjoyed fishing and hunting. In addition, he loved teaching his grandchildren the “Indian Dance.” Mr. McInnis will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.
He is survived by three daughters, Anita Neville (Mike Craft), Vanessa McInnis (Tom) all of Sumter and Linda Squires of Pinewood; a special daughter, Shiny Chan of Malaysia; a special son-in-law, Larry Squires of Sumter; two brothers, John Edward McInnis (Jan) of Dothan, AL, and J.B. McInnis (Joann) of Stateline, MS; ten grandchildren, Jonathan Neville, Jason Neville, Matthew Neville, Katie Neville, Doc Caines, Eric Caines, Nathan Caines, Amanda McInnis, Emily Broach, and Lee Squires; twenty one great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Walter Shannon, three sisters, Allene Davis, Lottie Crager, and Eunice Oxford; three brothers, Clarence McInnis, Clyde McInnis, and Joe McInnis, and one grandson, Josh Neville.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 11:00 am in the Bullock Funeral Home with the Rev. Al Sims officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.
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