On Saturday, September 3, 2022, Jarrett “Jerry” Sage, loving husband of Judith, peacefully passed following a stroke.
Jerry was born June 24, 1944, to Phillip and Dorothy Sage, in Grandview, Missouri, and was welcomed home by big sister, Judyth, who doted on her little brother. His high school and early college years found him playing football until an injury ended his football career.
He followed several paths before settling with the Missouri Independent Bankers Association as it’s Executive Director and Lobbyist where after 40 years of service, he retired in 2014. Always being an avid history buff, Jerry began searching for arrowheads and other artifacts in areas known to have been inhabited by man in prehistoric times. Being blessed with a gift to write poems that told a saga about these long-gone days, Jerry coupled these poems with his artist’s eye to create a picture made with these artifacts and preserved it under glass. No two were alike and countless hours went into making each one individual and unique.
Being an outdoorsman extraordinaire, any opportunity to hunt or fish was of the upmost importance. An opportunity came along and Jerry purchased a few acres located on the Sac River…..nothing but the land. He and the buddies proceeded to buy enough untreated railroad ties, pour some concrete and build a cabin. From that day forward, one would find Jerry at his beloved cabin at every opportunity possible. As time went on, the cabin was updated with conveniences, but always remained “the cabin.” Can’t remember Jerry and his beloved cabin without remembering his wonderful gift of storytelling….of which he had many and with his own flair. From his adventures as a young man making thirteen trips to Quito, Ecuador, in search of a lost gold mine, to finding a really great (and non well-known) fishing spot, the prolific stories were shared many times over.
Jerry leaves behind his wife of 26+ years, Judith, her children, Julie, David and Diane; and his stepchildren, Leo, Robert, and Sheri and their spouses and families; sister Judyth, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and all his friends who will truly miss him, his charismatic personality and political views.
Happy Hour will never be the same! Rest in Peace, Big Guy, your life was well-lived!
In memory of these great times, a Happy Hour celebration is being planned for October 8, 2022, at the family home, aka “the cabin”, from 4-6pm.