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Rev. John Savage

July 31, 1933 September 28, 2013
Rev. John Savage
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Rev. John Emery Savage, of Ravenna, Ky.He is a retired elder in the United Methodist Church.He was born July 31, 1933 in Wichita, Kansas to Claude Savage and Edna Nicholas Savage.He graduated from Quincy High School, Quincy, Kansas in 1951. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 siblings:Ray Savage, Claudene Savage Harbor, George Savage, 'Doc' Savage and Dorothy Savage Johnston. He is survived by his wife of the home, Sandra (Caskey) Savage, son, Rev. Jim Savage (Suzie) of Prestonsburg, daughters Deborah Savage Watkins (Walt) of Lexington and Lynette Savage Bradford (Kevin) of London.9 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren. John received a BA degree from Missouri Southern College in Joplin, Missouri.He worked as a design-draftsman for several years, teaching for 2 years in the vocational school in Monett, Missouri where he answered the call to full-time ministry.He received a Master of Divinity Degree from Asbury Seminary, Wilmore, KY.And during his tenure as a pastor/minister he served the following churches:Ravenna UMC, Burnside UMC, Harris Memorial UMC at Stanford, Hindman UMC before working at Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center in his retirement years after 1995.He also traveled as an evangelist following his time at Aldersgate Camp.Then John answered the call to serve the College Hill UMC until his retirement (again) in 2005. A devoted husband, man of God's own choosing, loving father and grandfather, John gave his life to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to all whom he came in contact with. His service of celebration of life will be held at the Irvine United Methodist Church, Main St, Irvine, KY.Visitation will begin at 10 AM followed by the service at 11 AM.Burial in the Roberts/South Irvine Cemetery. His son, Rev. Jim Savage will be in charge of the service and bring the message of remembrance.Rev. Don Hatton and Rev. Charlie Douglas, assisting. In lieu of flowers, we suggest one of the following:Irvine UMC (or your own church); The Gideons Bible International; Marcum ; Wallace Memorial Hospital, Irvine, KY. Others participating in the service: Pianist, his daughter Lynette Bradford (Susi Roberts assisting as needed) Pallbearers:Jim Roberts, Waco Beverly Dezarn, Waco Grandson Tandon John Warner, Lexington Walt Watkins, Lexington Kevin Bradford, London Ken Weitkamp, Richmond Stephen Picklesimer, Wilmington, OH Dustin Smith, Richmond Luke Dalton, London Honorary Pallbearers:Wayne Roberts, Lexington Jack Rivel, Irvine Emmanuel Blackwell, Irvine Grandchildren:Tandon John Warner, Meghan Warner Picklesimer, Amanda Workman, Bethany Bradford Smith, Ashley Bradford Dalton, Tasha Savage Propes, Jamie Savage Brackett, Jacklyn Savage, Katherine Savage Chandler Great-Grandchildren:Emmalee, Ethan, Ella, Eli Picklesimer Conner, Trenton, Kyleigh Smith Shelby, Sidney Propes Jeffrey, Jett Brackett Kendrick, Cohan, Mikkah Savage Grayson Savage Chandler Lee Workman

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