William Steven Poage

 

   Our loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, grandfather, Seabee, and friend, William Steven Poage, age 67, of Georgetown, was called to his tee box in the sky on April 8, 2013. 
   Steve was born on Oct. 7, 1945, in Fort Sam Houston to William Burton Poage Jr. and Ruth (Egg) Moore. He married Alice Dlugosch on Oct. 28, 1967 in Yorktown.
   Steve served our country proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. Steve was employed by TxDOT and Child Corp for a total of 35 years, his final 10 years with the latter. His professional career began with TxDOT in Ozona for ten years before being promoted and relocating to Fort Stockton in 1984. This is where Steve and Alice settled and raised their three children for the next 23 years. Upon retirement in 2007, Steve and Alice moved to Sun City in Georgetown to be closer to family and friends. Steve took this time to pursue the perfect round of golf including three hole-in-ones within a six month period. Steve deeply loved the game of golf and helped to preserve the game wherever he was, serving on the board of directors at both the Ozona Country Club and Fort Stockton Golf Association.
   He is preceded in death by his stillborn brother, David Moore; father, William B. Poage Jr; stepfather, Charles Moore; maternal grandparents, Edwin and Cora Egg and paternal grandparents, William Burton and Mae Poage.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years Alice Poage of Georgetown; daughter, Stacey Agnew and husband Brian of Austin; sons: Jack Poage and wife Kindra of Austin and Charles Poage and Janel McKensie of Austin; grandson, Braden Agnew of Austin; granddaughter, Alexa Agnew of Austin; mother, Ruth Moore of Meyersville; brothers: Charles Moore and wife Linda of Eaton, Ohio and Robert Moore and wife M’Liss, of Meyersville; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
   He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, family, friends and fellow golf buddies more than anything, well except for his beloved Longhorns, chocolate ice cream, beer and barbecue.
   A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 at Ramsey Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in the chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home with a reception to follow. Officiating the service will be Pastor Walter Pohland. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 12 at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, with military honors.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to Hospice Austin at www.hospiceaustin.org.
   You may share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.
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