James A Poage

March 27, 1932February 21, 2019

James A. Poage, 86, passed from this life on February 21, 2019 at his residence in Grand Prairie, TX. Born in Ryan, OK on March 27, 1932, James was the son of John L. and Beatrice Poage.

He served in the U.S. Army for three years during the Korean Conflict and was employed by General Motors in Arlington, TX from the mid 1950s until 1986 when he retired. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and volunteering at the First Baptist Church of Grand Prairie where he was a member and a Deacon.

James is survived by his wife Peggy; sister Eula Wheeler, West Covina, CA; son Jim (wife Rhonda), Maricopa, AZ; Grand Daughters Christina Mock and Jessica Gentry from Pensacola, FL; Grand Daughter Sarah Klassen, Virginia Beach, VA; as well as seven great grand children.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Baptist Church on March 8th to honor James.


  • Patriot Guard Riders


  • Visitation Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Service Friday, March 8, 2019

James A Poage

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Tom & Cheryl Mock

February 26, 2019

What a lovely man that truly loved Jesus and his family. Every time we were in his presence, he was a joy to talk to, being genuinely interested in our family. We appreciate the many drives he and Peggy made from Texas to Florida to bond with their great grandchildren. They made some special memories that will never be forgotten. He will be missed from this life but he is in the presence of our Lord and Savior and what an experience he must be having!!