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January 2, 1954 - August 22, 2019
Carl Wayne “Snake” McIntosh, age 65, of Jackson, KY departed this earthly life on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard, KY.-Known by most people as Snake, he was a devoted husband to his wife of 47 years, Rose Marie Banks McIntosh, and father to their three children: Bobbi Jo (Chris) Dalton, Lisa Michelle (Travis) McIntosh; and Michael Wayne (Ashley) McIntosh.-He resided in the Shoulderblade Community of Breathitt County most of his life where he raised his family, farmed, and loved working outside.-He enjoyed countless hours in the garden or fields on his tractor, and often said that the barn was where he would go to talk to God when he needed an answer about a problem. -Snake was also a beloved educator for over 30 years in the Breathitt County School system, having taught at Sebastian Middle School and later becoming Principal. He also served as Principal at Rousseau Elementary and the Breathitt County Alternative School. He was active in the sports community during that time as well, both coaching and refereeing for years in the 14th Region. -Well known as a musician and singer locally, Snake performed for years at the Breathitt County Honey Festival, various recreation centers, and most proudly at Renfro Valley. He enjoyed restoring and collecting old guitars and performing with his closest friends. He loved singing and playing for local churches and organizations and using his testimony about God’s redemptive grace through song. He was a member of Grace Bible Community Church and sang every Sunday he was in attendance.- Snake was born January 2, 1954, in Madison, IN and was raised by his mother, Martha Morris Holliday. She would marry Luther Combs, who became the only father Snake would know and raised him to work hard and love the Lord and his family. His parents preceded him in death in 1999 and 2009. -He is also preceded in death by his brother, Grant Holliday.-Besides his wife and children, Snake’s greatest joys were his five grandchildren: Emily, Matthew, Alex, Rain, and Autumn, and his three great-grandchildren: Mason, Mabry, and Maverick. He would often comment that his family was his biggest blessing, and he loved to talk about all of his children and grandchildren, taking pride in all their accomplishments.-Visitation for Carl Wayne “Snake” McIntosh will be at Deaton Funeral Home in Jackson on Saturday, August 24, 2019, after 5:00 pm for friends and 4:00 pm-5:00 pm for immediate family. . -The funeral service and celebration of life ceremony will be held on August 25, 2019, at 3:00 pm at Grace Bible Community Church on Highland Road, Jackson, KY.-Officiating the service will be dear friends of the family–Pastor Bryan “Seeb” Combs, JR.; Pastor Archie Combs and Pastor Bobby Collins with special reading of The Lord’s Prayer.- Special singing will be done by Krystal Combs and Cora Combs Bowling and members of Grace Bible Community Church of Highland Road.-Burial will be at the Gilbert-Jett Cemetery, Highland Road, Jackson, KY. – Active pallbearers include Bryan “Seeb” Combs, Jr.; Jack Strong, Allen Strong, Darrell Watts, Johnny Lusk, Travis Warren, and Andy Lewis.-Honorary pallbearers include Bill Stacy, Phillip Gabbard, John Bolze, Doug Gross, Archie Combs, Ken Turner, Goley Salyers, and Harold Combs.-In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Bluegrass Hospice (Bluegrass Care Navigators) of Hazard, KY. Their exceptional care provided to Snake and the family will forever be treasured.-The family also extends their thanks to Hazard ARH CVU/ICU staff for their phenomenal care, as well as Dr. Amy Fowler for the unwavering optimism, patience, and kindness. Special thanks are also extended to a family friend, Suzanne Reed, RN, who went above and beyond for Snake and family.-The countless hours of support and attention from these individuals did not go unnoticed.-Deaton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.