Coye B. McCage Sr. was born Aug. 21, 1930 to Bertha and Ollie McCage in Spiro, OK. He died June 3, 2014 at 83 yrs, 10 mos. of age. He was a veteran of the Korean War and retired from OK Feeds in Ft. Smith in 1992 after 23 years. Coye was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, Wilma Battles of Calhoun, OK, Deloris Ritter of Bokoshe, OK, Hazel Skelton of Stoney Point, OK; 1 great grandchild, Kaylee Dawn Taylor of Dardenelle, AR.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucille of Panama, OK; sons, Coye Jr. & wife Leanie of Cameron, OK, Harlan McCage, Russell McCage & wife Brenda all of Panama, OK, Tim McCage & wife Virginia of Spiro, OK, James David McCage & wife, Danielle of Coweta, OK; daughters, Dian Ketter & husband Charles, Brenda Metcalf & husband Mike all of Charleston, AR, Sandy Taylor & husband Richard of Dardenelle, AR, Martie Southerland & husband Jerry of Pocola, OK. He has 29 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He is survived by 4 sisters, Helen Parker of Ft. Smith, AR, Wanda Brown of Hot Springs, AR, Linda Miesner of Panama, OK, Jackie Dampier & husband Jimmy of Bloomer, AR. Other loved ones & friends.
Services were held at 2 pm, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, OK. Pallbearers will be PeeWee Ketter, Lance Ketter, Guss McCage, Casey McCage, Casey Metcalf, George Dominguez. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Moore, Ben Carr, Mike Metcalf, Charlie Ketter, Richard Taylor, Jerry Southerland, Brandon Boss, Logan Southerland, Tristen Horn, Jessie Horn, Jake White, Louis Mitchell, Joe Dotson.