William “Little Bill” Gage, 44

 

Funeral services for William Anthony "Little Bill" Gage, 44, of Harrison, Arkansas, were held Feb. 5, 2024, at Union Baptist Church in Harrison with the Rev. Jimmy Dale Huskey and Pastor Bill Melton officiating. Burial was at White Church Cemetery under the direction of Holt Memorial Chapel.

Pallbearers were Randy O’Dell, Skyler T. Griffith, Rickey Lee Amerson, Jordan Wright, Casey Rogers and Scott Baker. Honorary pallbearers were Landon Thompson, Derek Thompson, John Taylor, Ben Milburn, Nick Sanders, Shaun Cormack, Andrew Cormack and Tyler Cobb.

Bill died Feb. 1, in Nashville, Tennessee, while on vacation with his wife Tazna.

Born Aug. 28, 1979, to proud parents, Terry Allen and Marilyn Faye Brantley Gage, Bill left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew him.

Bill was a man of many talents, an auctioneer by trade from an early age, eventually becoming a highly regarded contract auctioneer, showcasing his skills across various locations. In 2007, he achieved the esteemed title of State Champion Auctioneer, a testament to his dedication and proficiency in his craft.

He met Tazna Sept. 1, 2016, and she became the love of his life. Bill and Tazna were married on July 6, 2021, at Western Grove and always enjoyed their time together.

Beyond his professional achievements, Bill was an avid outdoorsman who found solace in the beauty of nature. Whether it was turkey hunting, playing golf, kayaking, gardening or indulging in his love for hunting and fishing, he approached each activity with passion and zest.

Music was another avenue through which Bill expressed his creativity and joy. An accomplished musician, he could effortlessly play any stringed instrument, but the fiddle was his passion. He shared his musical talents with others as a member of the Big Mill Bluegrass Band, leaving a lasting impact on the local music scene.

Family was paramount in Little Bill's life, and he demonstrated his love through the simple act of cooking for them every week – a gesture that brought him immense joy. His passing leaves a void that can only be filled with the cherished memories of these moments.

Survivors include his wife, Tazna Gage of the family home in Harrison; a son, Chase Collins of Bowling Green; a daughter, Makenna Cobb and husband Tyler of Nixa; a grandson, Lawson Cobb of Nixa; his parents, Terry and Marilyn Gage of Harrison; a brother, Harley Thompson (Sherry Eddings) of Harrison; two sisters, Malinda Gage of Harrison and Sherie Cormack and husband Mike of Van Buren; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William Melvin and Willie Ethel Gage, and his maternal grandparents, Ester and Webb Livingston, and Clay Brantley.

The family kindly requests that memorials be made to Children's Charity Ministry, Backpack Ministry, 420 North Main Street, Harrison, Arkansas 72601 or Union Baptist Church, 3021 Hwy 206 West, Harrison, Arkansas 72601.

To share condolences, memories, and tributes, please visit the online obituary and guestbook at www.HoltChapel.com.

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