John Carver “J.C.” Gage, 81, of Gray, Tennessee, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center.
J.C. was born in Mitchell County to the late Bertha Verna and Carroll Gage. J.C. worked in the service department at Stowers Machinery Corp., a local Caterpillar dealer, for more than 40 years. He was previously a member of Keystone Presbyterian Church for many years, where he served as an elder, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher and a choir member. For the last five years, he has been a member of First Church of the Brethren. J.C. was also a member of the Johnson City Senior Citizens “Musical Voices.” He enjoyed working in his garden and woodworking.
In addition to his parents, J.C. was preceded in death by one son, Michael Wayne Gage, in 1980.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Kate Gage, of Gray; one son, John Alan Gage, and his wife, Donna, of Johnson City, Tennessee; one sister, Norma Smith, of Spruce Pine; one brother, Gary Gage, and his wife, Rosalie, of Atlanta, Georgia; one grandson, Corey Gage, of Johnson City; two granddaughters, Jessica Gail Gage, of Johnson City, and Jennifer Puckett, and her husband, Jon, of Kingsport, Tennessee; two very special grandchildren, Paris and Cooper McDonald, of Charlotte; three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Ian and Aiden; a very special niece, Cindi Lynn McDonald, and her husband, Michael, of Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews.
The family of J.C. will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 E. Oakland Ave. in Johnson City. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Bo Deaton and Pastor Paul Peer officiating. A committal service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with expenses or to First Church of the Brethren. Please send contributions to 122 Bart Green Drive, Johnson City, TN 37615.
Mitchell News-Journal • Aug. 21, 2019