Gage Overton obituary

Gage Bond Overton passed away peacefully at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas on September 23, 2017, at the age of 19.

Gage is survived by his parents, Ryan Overton of Dallas and Chrissy Gomez of Grand Prairie; stepmom Jeanie Overton; stepdad Adrian Gomez; siblings, Addison Overton, Gavin and Jonah Portinari, Sean Difronzo, and Jett Gomez; grandparents Pete and Vickie Overton, Coni Cook, Charlie and Vickie Robinson, Chon and Sara Gomez, and Josefa Gomez; aunts Haley Overton and spouse Todd, Hannah Cook and spouse Brady, Heather Robinson, and Kristy Robinson; uncles Forrest Cook and spouse Maeghen, Caleb Robinson, Sean Gomez, Oscar Gomez, Pete Gomez, and Roman Gomez; and his cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandfather Randy Cook, great-grandparents Albert and Johnnie Bond, George and Althea Overton, Loyce Boyd, and Etta Mae Cook.

Gage was born on June 13, 1998, in Grand Prairie to Ryan and Chrissy Overton. He graduated from Dubiski Career High School in 2016 and was in the engineering pathway. He also enjoyed welding and spending time in the automotive building at Dubiski. At sixteen years of age, Gage was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma but went into remission and enjoyed an incredible senior year. After high school, Gage moved to Orlando, Florida, to pursue his dream in performance mechanics. While there, he made many friends in the drift car racing scene and learned the ropes at a performance shop, Central Florida Turbo. Upon Gage’s return to Dallas, he learned he had relapsed with synovial sarcoma but this time in an inoperable area of the pleural lining of his lung. He was passionate about building and boosting his 1995 240SX, friends, family, contributing to science, and adventure. Gage was a brave, playful, old soul with a sharp wit, and he will be cherished forever.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Grand Prairie Funeral Home, 733 Dalworth St., Grand Prairie, Texas 75050. Funeral services will be held at the same location on Friday September 29 at 11 a.m. Pastor Don Strickland will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gage’s life. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to one of the following: Wipe Out Kids Cancer, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Synovial Sarcoma Research Foundation, Sarcoma Alliance or
Make-A-Wish North Texas.

The family would like to thank Dr. Patrick Leavey, Kelly Lautzenhauser, Kelly Brown, and the rest of the amazing staff at Children’s Medical Center Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; the Pitts family; Eric Smith; Gage’s friends, extended family members, and even kind strangers who donated to him to live fully; and anyone else who loved him and will keep his memory alive.