Jimmy Dean Tague - age 89 of Gallatin, MO passed away Sunday night, May 16th, 2021 at his home. Jimmy was born on October 29th, 1931 the son of Fred Goldsmith and Francis (Groves) Tague on the Tague family farm, south of Gallatin. He attended school at Hickory Grove Country School and was baptized in the Grand River. Jimmy married Althea Smith and to this union, four children were born. Later, On June 10th, 1973 he was united in marriage to Virginia Gilreath in St. Joseph, MO. Jimmy was an over the road truck driver and heavy equipment operator. He loved playing and singing classic pick n’ grin country music. Jimmy enjoyed fishing and spending winters in Arizona with Virginia, where they camped at Senator Wash, near Yuma and Jimmy organized “music row”. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; son, Johnny Tague and 11 siblings. Survivors include wife, Virginia of the home; son, Larry (Sherry) Tague of Gallatin; daughter, Barbara (Bob) Jackson of San Jose, CA; son, Gary Tague of Maysville; brother, Kenneth (Mary) Tague of Jamesport, MO; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren;6 great-great grandchildren and one on the way; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in care of the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Gallatin, MO. A visitation is scheduled for 5 to 7 PM, the evening prior (Friday, May 21st) at Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin. Friends may call after 11 AM Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin, MO (660) 663-2117. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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