SERVICES HELD FOR FORMER CARROLLTON MAYOR MCINNISH
Funeral services were held today for former Carrollton mayor Robert McInnish,
62, who died of a heart attack Sunday while driving on State Hwy 154 near
McInnish's funeral was set for 10 a.m. in Loyd Funeral Chapel of Gilmer. A
Masonic graveside service w ill be held at
Hilltop Cemetery in Carrollton.
Carrollton's development from a cozy country town to a bustling center
of commerce and suburban homebuilding can largely be attributed to the prolific
changes in municipal government that occurred during McInnish's tenure of
service as mayor, from 1958 until 1972.
During the years he served as mayor, Carrollton adopted a charter and
established the council-manager form of government (1961), approved a
comprehensive zoning ordinance (1962), implemented a master plan for development
(1964), and passed bond elections that funded construction for the current City
Hall, fire stations and recreation centers. In his honor the McInnish Sports
Complex in Carrollton was dedicated.
Born in Durant, Okla., McInnish was a plumbing contractor and builder in
Carrollton. The former mayor moved here as a child, and graduated old Carrollton
High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
McInnish was elected to the City Council in 1956. In 1976 he moved his
business in Gilmer.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn McInnish of Gilmer; a daughter,
Peggy Corbin of Lewisville; a son, Pat McInnish of Carrollton; two sisters,
Myrtle Cole of Lake Whitney and Marie Mardy of Massachusetts; a brother, H. H.
McInnish of Carrollton; and three grandchildren.
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams