David E. Tague 1945-2020

David E. Tague, age 75, of Cameron, passed away Monday afternoon, June 1, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family. David was born on Feb. 7, 1945, to Floyd and Erma Tague in Kendallville, Indiana. He grew up in Gallatin and was a 1963 graduate of Gallatin High School. After working for General Motors for 20 years, David obtained an associate degree in criminal justice from Metropolitan Community College. He later sold real estate for Davidson Real Estate in Cameron for 16 years. David was also a farmer who raised prized club calves.

On Nov. 21, 1964, he married Shirley Gaunt in Gallatin, MO. They raised two children together and later divorced. On April 27, 1990, he was united in marriage to Jeannine McKinney Vaughn in Miami, OK. They recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.   

David was a member of River of Life Baptist Church in Cameron. He was very spiritual and had a profound belief in the divine providence of God.     

David was generous, kind, and always giving to those who needed it—even strangers. He loved his family and took in many family friends to raise over the years. He had a jovial sense of humor, was always happy, and was the ultimate optimist.

David enjoyed fishing, hunting deer, and pheasant hunting on his farm at home and in South Dakota and Kansas. He and his wife traveled the western states as well as the southern states and Florida. David and Jeannine enjoyed spending winters in Yuma, AZ, with friends and family and summers at Truman Lake boating and camping with their grandchildren. He was a devoted Kansas City Chiefs fan as well.

David will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Floyd "Junior" Tague, Ronnie Tague, Jerry Tague; and sister Joyce Hosman. Survivors include his wife, Jeannine, of the home; son Richard (Nancy) Tague of Cameron; daughter Suzanne (Anthony) Persell of Cameron; daughter Amy Vaughn (Stacy) Liles of Denver, CO; grandchildren Justin Persell, Jayden Persell, Jenna Persell and Rian Liles; sister Deloris "Jeanie" Smith of Hamilton; sister-in-law Pat Tague of Plant City, FL; uncle Jim (Virginia) Tague of Gallatin; uncle Kenny (Mary) Tague of Jamesport; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family.    

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to River of Life Baptist Church in Cameron, MO, in care of the funeral home. Graveside services: 3 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2020, Hillcrest Cemetery in Gallatin, MO. In consideration of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no scheduled visitation. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com

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