SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. – Theo-dore W. “Ted” McInnis went home to be with his Lord April 10, 2009. He was born Oct. 10, 1945, in Millinocket. Ted was raised in Millinocket and was a graduate of Stearns High School, Class of 1964. After high school he joined the Army and spent four years in the active reserves. He attained the rank of captain, serving his country until 1977. Ted spent his entire career in the paper industry with 25 years at Great Northern Paper Co., Millinocket and 13 1/2 years at Bowater headquarters in Greenville, S.C. He retired from Bowater, in 2006. As a young man, Ted enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially spending time with his family at their camp on the lake. He and his wife, Lee Ann, who was also his best friend, thoroughly enjoyed their vacations back in Maine each year to visit family and dear friends. Ted was a member of Redemption World Outreach Church of Laurens, S.C., where his eldest son, Gary, was his pastor. It was an honor for Ted to serve in the church. He loved the people from the youngest to the oldest. Ted lived his life to love, care and provide for his family, spending as much time as he could with his five beloved grandchildren. Ted was predeceased by his parents, James and Elizabeth McInnis. He is survived by his wife, Lee Ann (Fowler) McInnis, the love of his life for more than 42 years. He will be greatly missed by his two sons, Gary M. McInnis and his wife, Tina and their children, Brittany, Brett and Bethany, of Simpsonville, S.C., and Mark A. McInnis and his wife, Sherry and their children, Sydney and Nolan “Papa’s little buddy,” of Hartsville, S.C.; his brothers, David McInnis and his wife, Barbara, of Augusta, and Ronald and his wife, Donna McInnis, of Millinocket; his sisters, Mary Ellen Bell of Millinocket, and Tisha and her husband, Rick Hafford, of Easton; along with many nieces and nephews. A memorial service in celebration of Ted’s life will be held 4 p.m. April 16 at Word of Life Ministries, 1023 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, S.C. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Redemption World Outreach of Laurens, 29 Irish Moss Court, Simpsonville, SC 29680. Fletcher Funeral Service, 1218 North Main St., Fountain Inn, S.C.