Ira William “Jim” Gage Jr.
Ira William “Jim” Gage Jr., age 77, of Cookeville, Tennessee passed away Friday, February 15, 2013. He was born October 29, 1935 in Leola, Arkansas. Ira was preceded in death by his father, Ira Gage; sisters, Eula Ennis and Opal Buzan and brother, Bill Gage.
Survivors, mother, Lenora Butler of Malvern; wife, Anna Faye Farley; children, Sharon Schwartz (David) of Sahuarita, Arizona, James Gage (Jeanne) of Boerne, Texas, Steven Gage of Green Valley, Arizona; step-children, Sherrie Evans (David) of Cortland, Ohio and Lori Farley of Cookeville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Rochelle, Jarrad, Matthew, Keshia, Wesley, James, Sara, Alysha, Joel and Joshua; great-grandchildren, Ian and Tiana; brothers, Charles Gage (Francis), Joe Gage (Mary), Don Gage (Donna), Bruce Gage (Cindy); sisters, Doris Maupin (Vernon), Kay Richey and Ruby Stewart; nephew, Rodney Ennis (Mary) and many treasured friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 20, from 6-8pm Regency Funeral Home in Malvern.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, February 21, at 1:00pm in the Regency Funeral Home Chapel with David Richey officiating. Burial will be at Lono Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jarrad Kutz, Dave Schwartz, Daniel Ribbentrop, Donnie Gage, Rodney Ennis, and Timmy Gage. Honorary pallbearers are Chuck Gage, Joe Gage, Don Gage, and Bruce Gage.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements are by Regency Funeral Home. You may sign the guest book at www.regencyfuneralhome.com .