Gordon P McIntyre. (Gordie) Born 9/11/1944. Passed away 10/14/2021 at the hospital in Lakeland Florida. Gordie was the oldest child of Gordon H McIntyre and Nancy Anne (Nichols) McIntyre growing up in Comstock MI. Living on a farm, Gordie spent more time outside than in and wouldn't have it any other way. He never met an injured animal that he wouldn't bring home. From hawks flying thru the living room to raccoons in the kitchen, you never knew what he'd bring home next. At a very young age he was on horseback. His horse and his dog were never far from his side. Training animals was a gift and a passion. A natural horseman. Growing up, Gordie was a life-long 4-H club member, participated in horse shows, speed and action events, then moving on to the rodeo circuit where he won All Round Cowboy in three events in 1968/1969. Bareback, Saddle Bronc, and Bull Riding. He belonged to the PRCA, IRA, Pioneer Roping Club, as well as the Gold Prospectors Association. He was fiercely independent an a rambler. Bed time often meant he would grab his "bedroll" and head outside. His love of adventure moved him and his dog Buddy to hop freight trains to California where he ended up working on ranches and in stables. He traveled the country on a motorcycle coming home with new stories and adventures. He had a way of making any idea sound like fun, even if you knew it may not end in your best interest! Moving to Florida in 1977, most of his time living in the Zolfo Springs and the Wauchula area, where he worked cattle ranches, and as a farrier. When not working you could always find him hunting or fishing. Staying true to himself was like breathing for Gordie...he never wavered. He held great love and pride for his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Nancy McIntyre. Survived by his three sons, David (Dee Dee) McIntyre, Jake McIntyre, and Clay McIntyre all of Florida. Four grandchildren, Cealie, Baye, Claylin, and Caysen. Brother Mike (Bev) McIntyre of Ona, Florida. Sisters, Marcia McIntyre of Portage MI, and Cynthia McIntyre of Comstock MI. A host of nieces and nephews, and friends. Cremation has taken place. Please take a moment to tip your hat and drink a toast to one of God's greatest Cowboys. Till We Meet Again...Vaya Con Dios. A Cowboy's Prayer Our Heavenly Father, we pause at this time mindful of the many blessings you have bestowed upon us. We ask, Lord, that you will be with us in the arena of life. we as cowboys do not ask for special favors. we don't ask to draw around the chute fighting horse, the steer that won't lay or to never break the barrier. we don't even ask for all daylight runs. We do ask, Lord, that you will help us live our lives here on earth as cowboys, in such a manner, that when we make that last inevitable ride, to the country up there, where the grass grows lush, green, and stirrup high, and the water runs cool, clear and deep, that you'll take us by the had and say: "Welcome to Heaven cowboy, your entry fees are paid."