Jimmy Bert Gage, 70, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016, in Decatur. Funeral services will Wednesday, September 7, at 10:00 AM at CrossRoads Church in Decatur with burial to follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Family will receive visitors on Tuesday, September 6, from 6 – 8 PM, at Chancellor and Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur.
He was retired and enjoyed fishing and golfing. He loved his family and was immensely proud of his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He worked as a dairyman, for various propane companies in Wise County and in the oil and gas industry for over 20 years with Devon Energy.
Jimmy was born to Willie Barton (Bill) Gage and Mary Faye Boydston Gage on October 30, 1945, in Decatur, TX. He married Patricia Grace Souther on June 14, 1962. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia; son, Larry Gage and wife Kristin of Decatur; daughters, Lisa Gage of Denton and Lori Gage of Decatur; grandson, Matthew Gage and wife Rebecca of Decatur; granddaughter, Kari Gage of Lewisville; four great-grandchildren, Billy, Drew, Jenna and Alli Gage all of Decatur; sisters, Verona Cobb of Decatur, Tonya Hale and husband Ronnie of Decatur; brother-in-law, Don Spain of Decatur; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Naomi Spain; brothers-in-law, Travis Cobb and Johnny Garrett; and nephew Wil Goode all of Decatur.
Officiants will be ministers; Don Spain, Terry Terry and Matthew Gage. Pallbearers will be David Souther, Tom Goode, Bill Adams, Steve Holland, Rusty Hand, Eddie Griffeth, Jay Davidson, and Russell Rawle. Honorary Pallbearers will be Arlon Cox, Jimmie Williams, Gene Reed, Stanley Kemp, Lloyd Scaff, Curtis Anderson and Don Singleton.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to Friendship Baptist Church Mission Fund, 1477 County Road 4698, Boyd, TX 76023 or the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX 75219.