1. Archive

William McClintock, beach city dentist

Published Oct. 4, 2005

Dr. William D. McClintock, 67, a local dentist and former Redington Beach town commissioner, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at his home of bone cancer, according to his family.

One of the first dentists to set up a practice in the beach communities, he opened his office in 1957 at 390 150th Avenue, Madeira Beach, and for the next 38 years treated patients there and at a later location a couple of blocks away. Although cancer was diagnosed in December, he continued to receive patients until the Memorial Day weekend.

"He enjoyed his patients. They were old friends _ like family," said his daughter, Dr. Kathryn McClintock. She is a dentist who joined her father's practice in 1981.

In 1962, Dr. William McClintock served a two-year term on the town commission of Redington Beach, where he first lived.

"It was a time when the town was small and everyone lived near one another. It was easy to get involved," said daughter Kim Wells. "But after serving that one term, Dad got busy with the Boy Scouts and the Little League baseball team on Treasure Island because his children had joined." Later, when the family moved to Seminole in 1971, he became president of the Seminole High School Boosters Club for the same reason.

Born in Carroll, Iowa, he spent three years in the Army Air Forces, then took dental classes at Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa. After receiving his degree in dentistry from the State University of Iowa, he interned at Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee for a year before coming here in 1956. He moved to Madeira Beach in 1981 from Seminole to live near his office.

Dr. McClintock was a member of Pinellas County, American, and West Coast Florida dental associations and Florida State University Seminole Boosters Club. For many years he served as scoutmaster of Redington Beach Boy Scout Troop 333. He belonged to Seminole United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Steven, St. Augustine, and Scott, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Dr. Kathryn C. McClintock, Madeira Beach, and Kim Wells, Tallahassee; a brother, John, Seattle; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call at Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, 9700 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Seminole United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Denmark officiating. Burial will follow at Garden Sanctuary Cemetery, Seminole.