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Tony Cagle

September 23, 2017




Tony Cagle, 81, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Asbury Park in Newton, Kansas.


Tony was born February 5, 1936 in Beach Bluff, Tennessee to Clyde W. Sr. and Jinnie (Britt) Cagle.


On December 24, 1957 he married Helen Jones in Holly Springs, Mississippi and she preceded him in death in December 2012 .


Tony was raised as a sharecropper and started going to the cotton fields at the age of 2 with his dad and at the age of 5 started school in Mifflin, Tennessee.  When he was 10 years old he began working in the saw mill in rural Beach Bluff, TN and later in the cotton fields.  Tony and his family lived in many different locations as they looked for work.  While working in Arkansas Tony met the love of his life Helen Jones.  Tony and Helen moved to Newton, KS where he worked in manufacturing for Guerdons and Hesston Corp until his retirement. 


Tony was raised with a love of music. He loved classic country and enjoyed strumming his guitar and making up songs.  One of the highlights of Tony’s life was meeting Johnny Cash in Kaiser, AR.  He was an avid coffee drinker and loved his McDonalds Sausage and Egg Biscuits, pinto beans, cornbread and fried “tators”.  Tony was known as “Poppy” to his children, grandchildren, and all who loved him. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and they greatly loved him.


He is survived by his children Mike (Janet) Cagle, daughters: Tammy (Randy) Regier and Barb (Jeff) Dickson; sisters LaVerne Connor, Katherine LaCoss and Elidia Piper and a brother Ralph Cagle.


Tony is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife Helen, brothers Clyde Cagle Jr. and  Max Cagle, sister Eliza Blillingsly and his beloved childhood dog Thunder.


The family wishes to offer special thanks for the loving care given to our Dad in the Asbury Park Greenhouse 405 and the Good Shepherd Hospice of Newton.


Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Newton with Pastor Chip Bungard presiding.  Visitation will be from

5 p.m. to 9 p.m., September 26th, Tuesday at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kansas following the service


Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Hospice of Newton and the Asbury Park Greenhouse 405 Patio Furniture Endowment Fund. Petersenfamilyfuneralhomel.com.


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10 thoughts on “Tony Cagle

  1. We all loved Tony – I remember him calling the crows – and we’d all laugh , even Tony – what a sweet man , I know how much you’ll miss him – now Pops will have his coffee buddy back❤️

  2. We loved Poppy and Helen.He is with Helen now rejoicing at being with her again. Praying for all of the family.

  3. Prayers to your family for peace and comfort.

    After my son, Waylon was born I took him into work to meet Tony. I walked in the door and down the hallway I heard, “Waylon!” Tony not only remebered what name was picked out for my son, but continued to sing a Jennings’ song. I will never forget that moment.

  4. He was one of the finest men I ever knew. I love it when he smiled and he had such a sweet spirit! But now he can fly with the angels!

  5. When I first meet your parents was at gurdans. I loved listening to Tony talk, and sitting on your porach singing to Miss Pasily and waving to us.

  6. Tony will be greatly missed by his family and friends. I am so glad that he and my Daddy were friends. God continue to be with and bless your family Barb.
    Cathy Smith

  7. Tony will be greatly missed! On my toughest days he could always make me laugh! I loved listening to him sing and hearing his tennessee stories. ❤

  8. Praying for y’all!! Remember that you have many friends/family who are praying for sending good thoughts and love to your family. Cling to the truth that YOU WILL SEE YOUR PRECIOUS DAD/MOM AGAIN ONE DAY-For ETERNITY then!!!

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