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Gage, Kevin David

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September 29, 1967 - November 14, 2016

Gage, Kevin David

Kevin David Gage of Dallas, Texas passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, November 14, 2016 at the age of 49. He was born on September 29, 1967 in Lansing, Michigan. Kevin worked as an Independent Contractor during his career in the AV Industry in such positions as live sound engineering, commercial installation and project management. Kevin enjoyed music, traveling, technology, beer tasting and celery. He is remembered as having a strong work ethic and a dry sense of humor.

Kevin is survived by his gorgeous life partner of 25 years, Rebecca Jean Poling. Their adventures over the years began in their home state of Michigan, followed by 5 wonderful years in Raleigh, North Carolina and then onward to Dallas, Texas for 18 years. Their epic travels around the country and around the globe by foot, car, motorcycle, train and airplane are experiences that he treasured greatly. He will be dearly missed by Rebecca and his beloved cats as well as the good friends and co-workers he met through the years.

Kevin is also survived by his mother, Connie Gage of Atlanta, GA; sister, Pamela Ferguson and husband Joe, and nieces, Hannah, Brynn and Gage Ferguson of Myrtle Beach, SC; stepmother, Beth Gage of Charlotte, NC; aunts, Janet Matheson and husband Ed of Dunwoody, GA, June Gage-Pettit of Jacksonville, FL; cousins, David Matheson, Robert Matheson, Christopher Pettit and Andrea Bromirski.

A casual Memorial gathering will be held to share memories of Kevin on Saturday, December 10th between 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House, 1154 Peavy Rd, Dallas, TX 75218. Private Jazz Funeral to be conducted at a later date in an undisclosed location. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to White Rock Center of Hope: or Dallas Companion Animal Project:

Arrangements are under the direction of: ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home 10116 E. NW Highway Dallas, Texas 75238 214.340.8008

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Rick Nye

September 22, 2018 11:00PM

I am truly shocked at finding out about his passing away. Kevin was an incredible technical troubleshooter. He was a "closer" for my projects when we worked together at SPL-Dallas 2001-2003. He could find everything wrong with our installations and knew how to fix them as well.

I wish many blessings to his family.

Lisa Hagerman

March 15, 2017 5:21AM

Kevin and I went to Dewitt High School, Dewitt, MI together. He sure could make me laugh. What a good guy he was. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Christopher Cummings

December 15, 2016 9:00PM

Kevin was a great friend and audio mentor. This is just hard to believe. He taught me so much. Kevin will be missed.

Robert Matheson

December 04, 2016 11:16AM

Though we weren't able to see each other often, I have many good memories of Kevin. I will remember summer vacations in Michigan when we were kids, Christmases shared in Atlanta and our family dinners. I always looked forward to spending time with him and Rebecca and hearing about their life together and the places they visited. Even with time apart and my quiet and reserved nature, Kevin's sense of humor and kindness always made me feel we were close. I know he might cringe if he could read this, but I wish he could. I will truly miss him as part of our family.

Bruce Coffman

December 04, 2016 1:38AM

I have known and worked with Kevin off and on for 17 years. He was unique. And he was one of my favorite people to work with. He left me with many wonderful memories of good times, laughter, and friendship. I miss him.

Russ A. Phillips

November 23, 2016 9:09PM

My friend, my mentor, my boss and income for my family when i was struggling a bit. I will miss you. Times of laughter and intense conversation i will miss. To his love and soul mate. Thank you for sharing his time with me and all of his friends. He loved you. I know this from fact even though we did look and gocked from time to time.

Rachel Edwards

November 23, 2016 10:33AM

I've known Rebecca and Kevin since around 1998. Loved you both from the first time we met. Brian and I cherish every moment we got to hang out with you both. Kevin had the most beautiful smile. This just doesn't seem real. He will be very missed. So glad I had the chance to know him. Love you Kevin. RIP.

Julie Poling

November 22, 2016 1:22PM

Still in shock over the loss. Having known Kevin for the 25 years he and Rebecca have been together was a blessing. He was always willing to try something new if it was beer or cheese. :)
I will miss our PFDs together and trying to talk him into a boat ride. I enjoyed his sense of humor and envied the travels that Rebecca and Kevin had - always sharing with family and friends the interesting things they found. Condolences to family and friends.

Jackie Cassel Rieppel

November 21, 2016 5:44PM

Oh my, I was Kevin's babysitter and friend for long time. Sending prayers to Connie and Pamela, I am so so sorry for your loss.
I just asked Pam about him and Connie not to long ago as I found her on Facebook. May he rest in peace God Bless your family.

Vicky Vargas

November 21, 2016 1:18PM

I have known Rebecca and Kevin since our days in East Lansing. Rebecca was my roommate, when Kevin entered the picture. What an amazing person! He would take me to concerts, and taught me about music. Rebecca and Kevin would even make time for me on their visits back to Michigan. He was a very funny and thoughtful person. I am lucky to have known Kevin Gage. My deepest sympathies to Rebecca J. and Kevin's family.

Fernando Pereira

November 21, 2016 12:05PM

I knew Kevin for over 6 years. He used to work around us as a contractor as a AV technician...coming and going. He was always smiling and very quiet. I used to feed him as a Cater when he was around. I also joked several times with him calling him Kevin "Costner" and made him laugh. He sure will be missed a lot! I am so sorry for the loss! Praying for everyone on this very difficult time. RIP Kevin!

Gail Hallett

November 19, 2016 8:09AM

I met Kevin and Rebecca in London about 12 years ago and kept in touch via email and then the magic of facebook. Shocking and horrible news to hear of Kevin's passing at such a young age. My deepest condolences to you, Rebecca, and all of Kevin's friends and family. Wishing you great strength, Rebecca, in these surely trying times.

Jenny W

November 18, 2016 7:07PM

Kevin was one of the most clever and sardonic people I have had the pleasure to meet. He and Rebecca eased my transition into living in the South, and knowing I was always welcome at The Cradle when Kevin was working made it a home when my actual home was not so great. Like everyone else I am shocked and saddened by his premature passing.

Marva Thornton

November 18, 2016 12:38PM

I just can't believe this! Kevin was my audio mentor and friend. He played a huge role in helping me establish my company. Love ya Kev and you definitely shall be missed!

Kymm Sargent

November 18, 2016 11:01AM

We have just heard this very sad news! Please contact us with any information. This is such a shock. We just found out.

My husband Will Sargent used to work with him.
Again, we would love more information. Prayers for your family at this very sad time.