Christopher Blake McIntire, of Old Union, left his loved ones and friends in grief when his life was tragically ended in an accident on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at age 29. Visitation will be Friday, February 20, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 21, 2015, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, David Bates of Tehuacana officiating. Burial will follow in LaSalle Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chace Killingsworth, Shane Killingsworth, Clint Winstead, Paden Theiss, Colin Lenamond, Josh Lenamond, Bubba Wedgman, and Cleve Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers will be Trent Lenamond, Dusty Capps, Bubba Sullivan, Chase Sullivan, and Dennis Walton. Blake, son of Robert “Toad” Winstead and Denise Ferguson Winstead, was born February 2, 1986 in Waco. He lived almost all of his life in Limestone County, and attended Groesbeck schools, where he was always the class clown. Blake always had a smile on his face and you could not make him mad. He never turned down the request to help anyone and all his life he would give anyone “the shirt off his back.” With the gift of such a pleasant disposition, he also had a natural disposition of being a hard worker. He grew up helping his Dad break horses and work on vehicles. Blake was introduced to Mistie Wiese of North Zulch by a mutual friend in 2004, and Blake and Mistie were united in marriage on November 25, 2006 at the VFW in Mexia. Blake had a natural talent as a mechanic, plus what he learned from working with his Dad. He worked for the past year for Pierce Construction as a mechanic on all types of equipment at the Kosse mine. Prior to that he worked for several years for BMI as an operator, in the South Texas area, along with several other friends from the Groesbeck area, and lived there with his family in a camper. Blake was an awesome Daddy to two girls and one son, with another girl expected later this year. Malachi was “Daddy’s boy”, and loved riding on the lawn mower with him. When Blake was working on a vehicle, he had to try to imitate him working on his own toys with Dad’s tools. Danicka and Makenlyn loved doing anything with Daddy, including petting the horses he had bought to teach the kids to ride. Blake loved muddin’ and travelling fast. He liked getting stuck so he could “dog it out of there.” Blake was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, and friend to many, giving his smile and trying to make everyone else smile; he will be loved forever by all those who loved him in his lifetime. Preceding Blake in death were his PawPaw Wesley Winstead; his great grandmother, Margaret Coe; an uncle, Raymond “Pee Wee” Lenamond; an uncle, J. R. McBay; an aunt, Rennie Yarbrough; and a young cousin, Brenton Lenamond. He is survived by his wife, Mistie McIntire; daughter, Danicka McIntire; son, Malachi McIntire; daughter, Makenlyn McIntire (all of Thornton); his parents, Robert “Toad” and Denise Winstead of Thornton; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Candance Winstead of Mexia; sister, Brittney McIntire and her fiancé, Earl Key of Thornton;sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Issac Fife of Thornton; Grandpa, Charles “Cleve” Ferguson of Thornton; Grandma, Joyce Killingsworth of Mexia; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Martha and Douglas Alderete of Bryan; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family.