Bill Savage, 88, of Caledonia, MS, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Trinity Health Care, Columbus, MS. A graveside service will be Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS with Bro. Mel Howton officiating and Lowndes Funeral Home directing. Mr. Savage was born April 4, 1930, to the late Willie Michael and Dovie Ola White Savage, in Memphis, TN. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of First Christian Church, Columbus, MS. Mr. Savage was a graduate of Mississippi State University and received a bachelorís degree in Business Administration. He worked for 20 years in the accounting and finance department with Civil Service. After his retirement, he then went on to work for the Mississippi Department of Human Services, where he retired after 10 years. Mr. Savage loved working on cars and doing improvisational engineering. In addition to his parents, Mr. Savage was preceded in death his wife, Mary Caroline Savage; and sister, Eloise Pittman. Mr. Savage is survived by his sons, Mike (Jackie) Savage, Caledonia, MS and John Savage, Charleston, SC; daughter, Suzann (Steve) Blanchard; grandchildren, Katie (John Daniel) Gillon, Matt Savage, Kendyl Davis, Allie Davis, Macy Davis and Ashlie (Derrick) McEwen; great-grandchildren, Lucy McEwen and Josie Gillon; and his beloved dog, Bear. Pallbearers will be Mike Savage Steve Blanchard, Derrick McEwen, Dale Robertson, Doug Robertson and Reggie Hankins. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Kilgore and JD Gillon. Memorials may be made to Growing the Gillon Adoption, 82 Cedar Drive, Columbus, MS 39705.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on December 4, 2018
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