Robert "Bob" Lee Gage, age 71, of Texas, formerly of North Platte, Nebraska, passed away in Texas on December 19, 2019. He was born on September 4, 1948 to Violet and LeRoy Gage in North Platte, Nebraska. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1967.
Bob married Shirley Peters on May 3, 1969 in Ft. Riley, Kansas while serving in the Army. Upon leaving the Army, Bob worked various jobs until he obtained his CDL and started his life-long career as a truck driver. He traveled all over the United States driving big rigs. Together, Bob and Shirley had 6 children.
In 1986, Bob joined the First Assemblies of God Church in Chappel, Nebraska. Through the singles ministry he met his current wife, Sonia. Together Bob and Sonia continued to drive trucks until they moved to Van, Texas in 1994 where he began his job with D&M Contractors. Bob worked with D&M Contractors for 24 years until the time of his illness in 2018. Bob was the lead truck driver and earned the nickname "Bullet Bob" because he drove like a man on a mission and wasted no time getting from one place to the next. Bob loved to hunt, and his true passion was fishing, especially night fishing. He loved western movies, country music, and as much coffee as possible. He was known for making his grandkids laugh with silly songs and horseplay around the house. All the grandkids adored their Grandpa Bob.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife Sonia Gage; brother Kenneth Gage and wife Ruth; sister Shirley Sylvan and husband Leo; sister Donna Hunt and husband Everett; six children, Connie Stevens, Rick Gage and wife Tammy, Lisa Carey and husband Mike, David Gage and wife Mandi, Aimee Lunkwitz and husband Roy, and Darin Gage and wife Crystal; three stepdaughters, Dawn Parnell and husband Trey, Monica Dike and husband Dean, and Jodi Tunnell.
He proudly had 23 grandkids and 10 great grandkids.
Memorials are suggested in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Memorials Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, 421 West 4th Street in North Platte, Nebraska. Inurnment will be held at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska with military honors graveside at a later date. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which in in charge of arrangements.