Josie “Jo” McIntyre was born December 27, 2005 at Elk City, Oklahoma to Marshall and Jennifer McIntyre. She passed away May 8th, 2020 at her home in Cheyenne, Oklahoma at the age of 14 years, 4 months and 11 days.
Josie came into this world with a full head of beautiful brown hair and big bright green eyes.
During her early childhood she grew up in Elk City with her parents and moved with them to the Cheyenne area before she started school. She began Pre-K at Cheyenne and continued there until present. Throughout school she was very active in sports, cheer- leading, band, hunting and fishing. As she progressed through the years she would become known to her friends on the softball diamond and basketball court as “Jo”. She had a personal drive to better herself and could often be seen working on her skills on the diamond or in the gym. Softball and cheering quickly became her favorite activities where she would become the star pitcher and captain of the cheer squad. Josie also enjoyed band and was going to state for her ability to play the flute.
She was not afraid of anything and would catch a live snake and torment people just for fun. Josie’s heart was one of gold and took great pleasure in doing the unexpected good deed for someone without their knowledge.
She befriended some of her peers that didn’t have the popularity or status. One of her best qualities was her ability to be a big sister. Her heart and love for Blake was unprecedented and even let Blake sleep with her during storms.
She also enjoyed hunting and fishing and is described by her dad as his “Beautiful Tomboy”. Josie was also a member of the Cheyenne First Baptist Church and made Jesus her Lord and Savior in 2015.
She is preceded in death by her uncle, Wesley McIntyre; great grandparents, Billy and Betty Morrison, Jack and Mary Sumpter and Jack McDaniel.
Josie is survived by her parents, Marshall and Jennifer, of the home; brother, Blake, also of the home; her papa Jay Robertson, Reydon, OK; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. The family ask that you join them in celebrating Josie’s life at the Cheyenne High School Softball Field by bringing your lawn chair as if you were coming to cheer on the Cheyenne Lady Bears. The Celebration will be held Friday, May 15, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. with the burial to follow at Cheyenne Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service – West. Condolences can be made online at www.classicfunerals.com.