John  Gage


Graveside service for John Reford Gage, 101, of Alex, OK will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Alex Cemetery. Rev. Ezell Nelson will officiate.
John Reford Gage was born the son of John Henry Gage and Mary Alice Henley Gage on March 23, 1918 in Alex, OK. He died on May 12, 2019 at his home.
Reford grew up in the Alex area and married his wife Ernesteen in El Reno in 1941. During WWII he served in the Army in the Aleutian Islands. After the war, he returned home to Alex were he worked for Mobile Oil while also farming and ranching. After 20 years with Mobile, he farmed and ranched full time. Reford was on the board of directors for Rural Electric Coop for many years.
Reford was preceded in death by his wife Ernesteen Gage and his brother Leon Gage.
Reford is survived by his children Janette and Johnnie Rogers of Alex, Paula and Fred Stafford of Duncan, Gary and Darla Gage of Alex; grandchildren Jill and Brian Stidham, Gretchen and Joe Miller, Brooke and Shane Evans, Kim and Kip Irving, and Lori Holt; and great-grandchildren Mason, Cason, Natalie, Mary, Emma, Griffin, Lily, Maddy and Gage.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alex Community Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 243, Alex, OK 73002 or to the Alex Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 425 Alex, OK 73002.
Viewing will be Wednesday through Friday May 15-17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Interment is in the Alex Cemetery. Arrangements are with McRay Funeral Home.
Published on May 13, 2019
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