Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 12, 2014

J.M. 'Jim' Gage Jr.

J. M. (Jim) Gage, 94, of San Saba, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Jan. 11, 2014, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 12:30 TO 2 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014, at the Blaylock Funeral Chapel in San Saba with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. at the Blaylock Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Chris Osborne, Central Baptist Church of College Station, Texas officiating. Interment will follow in the San Saba City Cemetery.

He was born in San Saba on Feb. 22, 1919, to Jonas and Bertha Gage and was a lifelong resident of San Saba. He graduated from San Saba High School in three years in 1936, and was a self-educated man in many disciplines. He served in the Armored Division in the U.S. Army Tank division in World War II stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas. He was scheduled for overseas duty when a tank accident in 1945 resulted in a broken back and rehabilitation. After recovery, he was assigned to the Army Canine Training division prior to his discharge in April of 1946. He returned to San Saba where he was a lifelong farmer, rancher, and star route mail carrier. In addition he worked as a carpenter, welder, sand & soil contractor, custom hay baler and pecan harvester, photographer and several other vocations. He had the vision, engineering mind, talent and intellect to accomplish anything he set his mind to do or build, even when others thought the task impossible. He had such a photographic memory that many people could not believe possible as proven by his memorization of the Masonic Funeral Rites. He always had a way with animals and could tame and train horses and dogs in ways that made people marvel at his skills. He was a survivor of the post Depression and World War II eras and worked harder than anyone around him to support his family and give his children college educations at Texas A&M. Jim loved the outdoors and always had a huge garden each year and delighted in giving away vegetable and fruit he raised. In his earlier years he fished and hunted and was known to be a “crack shot” with a rifle. However, it can be said that his hobby was work and more work.

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