(Orange, Texas)


January 22, 2014

Johnnie Sage, Sr.

Johnnie Sage, Sr.

ORANGE — Johnnie Sage Sr., 85, of Mauriceville, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.


Funeral services will be 2pm, Friday, January 24, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Serving as pallbearers will be Matthew Kramlick, Nicholas Kramlick, Josh Driskill, Curtis Hanson, Paul Kramlick, and Steve Kramlick.


Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm, Thursday at the funeral home.


Born in Navasota, Texas, on April 23, 1928, Johnnie was the son of Joseph Sage and Eva (Dragon) Sage. He served for over 32 years in the United States Marine Corps.  He served his country in World War II, Korean War, and three tours of duty in the Vietnam War.  After retirement he worked for Livingston Ship Yard and at Dupont Refinery. Johnnie was passionately devoted to the Marines, his country, his wife, and his family.


He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Syble Sage; and siblings, Nick Sage, Arthur Sage, Harry Sage,  Katheryn Daigrepont, Joseph Sage, Jr., and Bobby Sage.


Johnnie is survived by his sons, Johnnie Sage Jr. and wife, Angela of Spring; Ronny Sage of Pittsburgh; daughter, Shirley Kramlick and husband, Steve of Beaumont; grandchildren, Tamara Driskill and husband, Josh, Matthew Kramlick, Nicholas Kramlick, Marissa Sage, Jonathon Sage, Alexis Sage; great-grandchildren, Lily Driskill, Emma Driskill, Mason Owens; and siblings, Mack Sage of Kyle, Ruby Daltray and husband, Don of Bryan, Betty Nobles and husband, Gerald of Bryan, Rosemary Clanton and husband, Bobby of College Station, Raymond Earl Sage and wife, Louise of Houston, Peggy Wade of  Bartlett, TN, and Linda Waring of Austin.

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