Obituary of Thomas Gage II

Thomas Edward Gage II, age 53, a resident of Granby, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday, February 21, 2021, at his home.  He was born January 1, 1968, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the son of Thomas E. Gage and Hope E. Hall Gage.

Tom graduated from the Ft. Scott High School with then Class of 1987.  He attended Ft. Scott Community College on a livestock judging scholarship.  Tom married Donna Hawkins on March 10, 1990, at Mapleton, Kansas.

In earlier years, Tom worked at Extrusions in Ft. Scott

.  Tom and Donna lived in Louisiana for a time before locating to southwest Missouri.

For the last seventeen years, he has been employed by Cardinal Scales in Webb City.

Tom was devoted to his family and was considered by many as a great best friend.

He enjoyed keeping busy and was always willing to help a friend in need.  He enjoyed deer and coon hunting as well as fishing for spoonbill.

He was also an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and a past member of the Eldora Masonic Lodge of Mapleton, Kansas.


Survivors include his wife, Donna, of the home and his son, Thomas E. Gage III, of Pittsburg, Kansas.  Also surviving are his mother and step-father, Hope and John Rodabaugh, of Pittsburg, Kansas; two brothers, Troy Gage (Barbara), of Columbus, Kansas and Jason Gage (Melissa), of Louisburg, Kansas; four nephews, two nieces and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas E. Gage, his in-laws, Donald and Madge Hawkins and his grandparents.


Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, February 27th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Centerville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M Friday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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