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In Loving Memory
Cecil C. Tague Jr.
8/24/1927 - 6/27/2012





Cecil C. Tague Jr, age 84, New Castle resident, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Henry County Hospital.


 


He was born in Brookville, Indiana a son of the late Cecil C. and Hallie B. Tague. He was a 1945 graduate of Brookville High School. He then joined the U.S. Navy, serving for 2 years on the USS Arkansas. He was a recipient of several military awards, and recognitions. He was a 1950 graduate of Hanover College where he received his B.S. Degree. He received an M.A. Degree from Ball State University in 1963. He was a lifelong teacher, and coach. His coaching career included Whitewater Township, Harrisburg, Milroy, Spiceland, and New Castle. He was a 4 year letter winner in high school, all sectional as a junior and senior, and played 4 years at Hanover College. Mr. Tague coached nine years at New Castle, where he won 5 sectionals, 2 regionals, and 2 semi state championships. He also coached Mr. Basketball, Kent Benson, in 1973, and Trester Award Winner, Jerry Lamberson in 1971. He was honored as the North Central Conference Basketball Coach of the Year 3 times. He won 140 games as New Castle’s coach. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997, and the New Castle Athletics Hall of Fame Inaugural Class. He retired from coaching in 1975, but continued his teaching at New Castle until retiring in 1990. He attended Memorial Wesleyan Church, was a member of the American Legion, and loved sharing time with friends, and family. He enjoyed playing golf, and hunting morel mushrooms.


 


He was preceded in death by, his parents, and one son, Wayne Tague.


 


Left to cherish his loving memory include, his wife of 61 years, Doris Tague; 1 daughter, Connie Tague Thornhill (husband Gary) of New Castle, Indiana; 1 daughter in law, Susan J. Tague of Noblesville, Indiana; 5 grandchildren, Ryan Tague of Chicago, Illinois, Ross Tague of Indianapolis, Indiana, Kylie Raymond of Indianapolis, Indiana, Wes Thornhill (wife Megan) of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Annie Thornhill of Florida; 7 great grandchildren, Cheznie Tague, Kennadie Harris, Tiana Tague, Taylor Tague, Kalie Raymond, Madelyn Raymond, and Colbie Thornhill; 1 sister, Kathleen Armbruster of Brookville, Indiana; 2 sister in laws, Helen Hertel and Joy Hertel; also, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


 


Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Memorial Wesleyan Church (2701 North Memorial Drive New Castle, Indiana  47362). Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the church with Reverend Paul Kirk and Reverend Dennis Kinser both officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery in New Castle.


 


Military Honors will be conducted by the V.F.W. and the American Legion.


 


Macer-Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services is handling the services.


 


Online condolences may be made at www.macerhall.com


 


Memorial contributions may be made to: The Cecil C. and Wayne Tague Scholarship Fund c/o New Castle Community Foundation (700 South Memorial Drive New Castle, Indiana 47362) or Memorial Wesleyan Church (2701 North Memorial Drive New Castle, Indiana  47362).


 


Macer-Hall Funeral Director’s Sam Hall, Gary Hall, and Mike Ragan are honored to conduct the services.


Online Condolences
From: David Macer   Huntersville North Carolina
Relationship:  Teach/Mentor

I am sad to hear about the passing of Coach Tague. He was a great coach, teacher and mentor to me and many other students who passed thru the halls of Chrysler HS. He will be remembered for bringing glory to our high school basketball teams.
Sent:  6/27/2012
From: Reverend Michael D. Dingle   Richmond Indiana
Relationship:  former student

to the Tague family. i wish to extend my condolence to you at this time of your lost. Coach Tague, thank you for all you did and thank you for all those great years of Trojan basketball.
Sent:  6/27/2012
From: Mike & Kim Griggs   Tucson Arizona
Relationship:  Good Friends

Connie & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you always cherish your favorite memories of your father. We love you, Kim & Mike
Sent:  6/27/2012
From: James Robbins   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Colleague,i.e., fellow teacher

Death ends a life but it does not end a relationship. I was a teacher at the high school when Cecil was still teaching . Visited often with him at Healthridge and enjoyed his many stories.
Sent:  6/28/2012
From: cindy mitchell   new castle IN
Relationship:  former student

i'm from the class of 1967 and mr tague was one of my teachers what a wonderful coach and teacher he was. he was truly one of a kind. my thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Sent:  6/28/2012
From: john   gastonia nc
Relationship:  admirer

I knew Mr Tague from his days coaching at Milroy in the mid fifties. I played on an opposing team, but Mr Tague took the time to complement me as a ball player. I have never forgotten his inspirational words. On rare meetings many years later, he still called me by name. Of course, I recognized what a great coach he was at New Castle. But he was even a greater man that I am sorry has passed. Condolences to his family.
Sent:  6/28/2012
From: Beverly Matthews   New Castle IN
Relationship:  Friend

To Doris, Connie, Susan and families: You are in our thoughts and prayers that God will heal your sorrow. Cecil's was a wonderful life and we're so thankful that he shared it with us. He wss a great coach and a great man who will be remembered. ~ Beverly and Duane Matthews
Sent:  6/28/2012
From: Pam Barber Brake   NEW CASTLE IN
Relationship:  Friend

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Connie and your entire family. I think you know how much all the Barbers felt about Coach Tague. Great man and he will always be remembered for his kind soul.
Sent:  6/28/2012
From: Ron Supinger   Selmer Tn.
Relationship:  Class of 73

I am sad to hear about the passing of Coach Tague. He was a great coach. Thank you for all you did and thank you for all those great years of Trojan basketball.
Sent:  6/28/2012
From: Beth Wegesin Parris   Cincinnati Ohio
Relationship:  Family friend

Doris, Connie and the rest of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I know how much Cecil meant to Mom and Dad and I certainly have fond memories as well. God bless you all. Beth
Sent:  6/29/2012
From: Jim Brandyberry   Karachi Pakistan
Relationship:  One of Mr. Tague's runners!

I remember Mr. Tague as a good junior high cross country coach, also!
Sent:  6/30/2012
From: Ivan & Joyce Bruns   Brookville IN
Relationship:  Friend

To Doris & Connie and your families. We were so sorry to hear about Cecil. You all have my deepest sympathy. Cecil was a great person and I enjoyed knowing and visiting him. I wish I would have spent more time with him.
Sent:  6/30/2012
From: Judy and Steve Stevens   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Freind

Doris, Connie, Gary, and Susan, and family, we mourn your loss with you. Mr. Tague was as fine a man that ever was. He was a beloved teacher, father, friend and coach. We love you all and share your sorrow, because I know you feel like we did when we lost Paul Thornhill and Bill Hayworth . Love to all.
Sent:  6/30/2012
From: Judy and Steve Stevens   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Freind

Doris, Connie, Gary, and Susan, and family, we mourn your loss with you. Mr. Tague was as fine a man that ever was. He was a beloved teacher, father, friend and coach. We love you all and share your sorrow, because I know you feel like we did when we lost Paul Thornhill and Bill Hayworth . Love to all.
Sent:  6/30/2012
From: Judy and Steve Stevens   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Freind

Doris, Connie, Gary, and Susan, and family, we mourn your loss with you. Mr. Tague was as fine a man that ever was. He was a beloved teacher, father, friend and coach. We love you all and share your sorrow, because I know you feel like we did when we lost Paul Thornhill and Bill Hayworth . Love to all.
Sent:  6/30/2012
From: Herb & Judy Bunch   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Friend

Doris and family -- Unfortunately we will be out of town and unable to be at the calling and the funeral for Cecil, but we wanted you to know that we have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Cecil contributions to the suceess of the students and players lives is a living tribute to his standards and expectations. Each of them, in their own way will make an impact on someone else because of him. God bless you all. Herb and Judy Bunch
Sent:  7/1/2012
From: Judy Stevens   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Friend

Doris, Connie, Gary, Susan, and family, Steve and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Tague was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many.
Sent:  7/1/2012
From: David Risley   Camby Indiana
Relationship:  Former student

Mr. Tague was one of my physical education teachers in 7th grade at New Castle Junior High School. It was the year before he became the head coach of the Trojans. I enjoyed his class and he always was fair. As a native of New Castle, I always rooted for the Trojan teams he coached. He was instrumental in bringing statewide attention back to the New Castle basketball program. Whenever we saw each other, we exchanged greetings and small talk. He will be missed.
Sent:  7/1/2012
From: Hobart & Helen Risley   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Friends

To Cecil Tague's Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hobart was on the New Castle High School Faculty with Cecil. We enjoyed watching many of the games which he coached.
Sent:  7/1/2012
From: Hobart & Helen Risley   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Fellow teacher

To the Tague Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Cecil and Hobart were fellow teachers at New Castle High School and enjoyed many conversations. We attended and watched many of the games that Cecil coached. Hobart & Helen Risley
Sent:  7/1/2012
From: Bruce Knecht   Shelbyville Ind.
Relationship:  Coach-Friend

Doris and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Cecils passing and didn't know of it till July 2. He was my favorite coach and was really admired by me and all our family. I always wanted to get back to see him but now it is too late. He helped me tremendously getting me started in refereeing also and wrote me the nicest note complementing me on how well I was doing. He won't be forgotten. Bruce and Edna Knecht
Sent:  7/2/2012
From: Karmen Boling Gulde   Rushville
Relationship:  Former Student/Babysitter

It has been many years (since the late 50s), but I still remember his kindness and the way he really cared about the students at Milroy. We were lucky to have had him in our lives.
Sent:  7/6/2012
From: Jeff Hill   Killen AL
Relationship:  Student

I am very sorry to hear about coach Tag. I did not have him for a teacher or a coach but my sister and brother did. They spoke very highly of him as well as other classmates and teachers. May God bless his family during this time of loss.
Sent:  8/29/2012

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