Theodore Poole McIntosh was born on February 5, 1947, in Ocala, Florida. Surrounded by his loving family, he transitioned to eternity on April 5, 2021, in Dallas, Texas.
Affectionately called “Ted”, Theodore graduated from Howard High School “Fighting Wild Bulls” in Ocala, Florida in 1964. He enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country until he received an honorable discharge. He later went on to attend Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, where he became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., after pledging the Upsilon Psi Chapter and he was a member of the Theta Alpha Chapter in Dallas. Theodore enjoyed a longtime career with T & E Network Interface, IBM, and Erickson Consulting until his retirement in 2000.
Among many hobbies, he loved sports, traveling, and spending time with family. He also delighted in electronics, Little League Baseball, Boy Scouts of America, and working diligently within the community.
Theodore was a faithful member of North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship Church where he served as a deacon and bible study teacher. He was also a member of the Prince Hall Freemasonry.
On July 31, 2020, Theodore married his soulmate, Vanessa Lloyd. The two remained united in holy matrimony until his transition.
Theodore will be fondly remembered for his fun, spiritual, wise, courageous, and compassionate nature. His loving spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia McIntosh; son, Toddrick McIntosh; mother, Aretha “BB” Houston; father, Willie Houston, Sr.; sister, Carolyn Miller; mother-in-law, Carleen Harris Lloyd; grandmother-in-law, Laura Louise Jackson; and brother, Willie Houston, Jr.
Those left to cherish precious memories include his wife, Vanessa McIntosh; son, Eric McIntosh (Venus); daughter, Andrita Tanner; daughter-in-law, Marjorie McIntosh; grandchildren – Darius McIntosh, Isaiah McIntosh, Nehemiah McIntosh, Noah McIntosh, Timothy McIntosh, Paul McIntosh, Mikah McIntosh, Janae Thomas, and Jordan Loman; sisters – Ruth Walker (Edward), Anita Johnson (Sim), Sandra Gill (Monroe), JoAnn Houston, and Jackie Walker; brothers, Leon Houston and Tommy Houston; brothers-in-law, Theo Lloyd and Clarence Lloyd (Pam); nieces – Von Jenkins (Michael), Kellie Walker, Rebecca Houston, Leslie Jordon, Latrell Bright (Rex), Kim Miller, Valerie Miller, Teanna Jenkins, Rachael Houston, Laura Walker, and Terry Houston; nephews – Marcus Walker, Arnette Williams, Jr., Justin Williams, Adrian Williams, DeVaughn Jenkins, Dexter Gill, and Stevenson Houston; special friend, Lakeesha Graves; and an abundance of beloved family and friends.