Albert E Hoag Sr., age 72, of Warsaw, formerly of Belton, passed away after a bout with cancer at home with his wife, Amy Hoag and daughter by his side. He was born in Kansas City to Earl A Hoag and Mary Rosson.
He attended Northeast High School in Kansas City. Albert joined the United States Army in September of 1963. After completing basic training, he transferred to the Army National Guard, serving until 1973.
Albert worked for Owens Illinois/Georgia Pacific as an industrial maintenance technician for 20 years. He served on the Belton Park Board for three years, then was elected to the City Council, serving 10 years. During his time in Belton he also served on Belton Emergency Management for more than 10 years.
Albert was a member of the International Association of Machinist Local 778 for 42 years, a member of the American Legion, Lions Club, NRA and H.O.G (Harley owners group). He was active with Belton Historical Society and assisted the Belton Chamber of Commerce. Albert served as a Scout leader for his son’s Boy Scout troop and a leader for his daughters Girl Scout troop. He loved hunting, fishing, riding his Harley and spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, first wife Ezula Hoag, and grandson Richard “RAPP” Porter. Survivors, wife Amy Hoag; son, Albert E Hoag Jr, Warrensburg; daughters, Nicole Couts-Coleman, Gladstone, and Tammy “Runt” Hoag, Kansas City; six grandkids; four great grandkids; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Albert was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was very respected by the citizens of Belton for whom he worked very hard to improve their community, from helping with the flood project in Ward 3 to anonymously paying utility bills for citizens that were unable to afford it.
During his time in Belton he was very involved with all things related to the city and worked hard to make improvements. He worked closely with Belton Fire and Police to help give them the tools to do the best job possible for their community.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., and service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Belton Christian Church, 409 Airway Lane, led by Pastor Daniel Yoder of the Church of the Living Water, Warsaw. Burial immediately following service with a procession to Mount Auburn Cemetery in St Joseph. Pallbearers are Albert E Hoag, Jr., Jacob Couts, Thomas F. Heffernan, Thomas A. Heffernan, Bill Campbell, Bobby Davidson and Ricky Ade. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Ade and Christopher Mallon.
Memorials in lieu of flowers to Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities or Hope Lodge, Kansas City, associated with the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be made to www.mcgilleygeorgebelton.com.
Arrangements: McGilley & George Funeral Home