Dorsey Edward McInturff
September 15, 1926 – January 1, 2019
Dorsey Edward McInturff of Pensacola, Florida passed away on New Year’s Day 2019. Born to parents Ausburn Franklin McInturff and Myrtle Lebertha Bryan in Searcy, Arkansas on September 15, 1926. His siblings were Ethna Stout, Veda Rae Cook, Wilma Grisham, Hester Mae McCoy Cassil, Willie Carl “Bill” McInturff, Ben McInturff, and LeRoy Howard McInturff. Seven of the eight siblings served during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Vonnie Ruth Smith in 1986. Survived by four generations; three children, Daughter- Linda Sue Dunsford (Robert Earl Dunsford) and their children; Robert Sean Dunsford and Brandon Seth Dunsford. Son- Terry Lee McInturff (Amy ) and their children Celeste Calvert and Alex McInturff. Son- Kevin Peter McInturff and children Trent J. McInturff and J Tyler McInturff. Additionally, there are nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
He had a long and varied work history which began by working on an oil drilling rig for Noble Drilling while attending high school in Oklahoma. After graduating, he moved to California, along with an uncle and cousin to work in a steel mill. Shortly thereafter he entered the U.S. Air Force where he served as an air traffic controller for twenty years, retiring in 1964. As a civilian working for Lear-Siegler, he again worked as an air traffic controller in Vietnam from 1966-68. Afterward he studied electronics at Pensacola Jr. College and in the early 70’s he and his business partner, Sam Rivers of Milton, Florida formed R-Tronics Inc, where they engineered and manufactured power supplies for the military until 1992.
It could be said that Dorsey lived two rewarding lifetimes, after retiring in his 60’s he and his life partner, of 30 years, “Nata” Canarsky traveled extensively and enjoyed an even larger extended family.
The family would like to express great appreciation to the numerous friends and families for their prayers and concerns during our time of need. Your kindness, consideration and compassion will be remembered forever.