Kenneth Carl Tague, 89 of Jamesport, MO passed away Thursday, March 7, 2024, at the Daviess County Nursing Home.  He was born on October 28, 1934, the son of Fred and Frances (Grove) Tague.  He attended Hickory Grove grade school and graduated from Gallatin High School in 1953.  Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in November 1953 and served through May of 1958.  Kenny married Mary Louise Adkison on June 6, 1954, at her home south of Gallatin.  He was a member of Olive Baptist Church, Gallatin, Mo.

Following his military service, Kenny was an iron worker in Kansas City and later began his farming career.  He farmed and raised cattle for 40 years.  He and his family developed a herd of Shorthorn cattle which was shown and sold in many states.  Kenny and Mary also owned and operated Tague Trailer Sales.  He especially enjoyed selling trailers and meeting new people.  He never met a stranger.  Kenny began hunting rabbits and squirrels at a very young age which carried over to coon hunting and deer hunting later in his life.

After retirement, Kenny and Mary enjoyed traveling, fishing, and meeting new friends.  He was definitely a family man and a great inspiration to his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Floyd Tague, Fred Tague Jr., Jim Tague, and Ray Carder; Sisters; Ruby Carder, Doris Huston, Elaine Mason; half-brother and sisters; Earl Tague, Iola Vaughn, Amaree Patterson; granddaughters Denise Tague and Stephanie Frost.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Tague and children; Rick (Linda) Tague, Odessa, FL; Deby (Steven) Gann, Gallatin; Mark (Lynn) Tague, Lee’s Summit, MO; Donna (Jim) Haffecke, Chillicothe, Mo; Scherryl (Mike) Lee, Yucca, AZ; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Stowers Institute for Medical Research – Dementia research or Greenwood Cemetery in care of the funeral home. A service celebrating Kenneth’s life will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, March 16th, 2024, at Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin. The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery in Gallatin. Friends may call from 11 AM to 5 PM, Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin. (660) 663-2117. Online guestbook at