Charles Paul Savage, 78, of Monticello, quietly went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 17, 2016 at his home. His wife, Peggy Gober Savage was by his side.
Mr. Savage was born on May 17, 1938 to the late Woody and Ethel Hotaling Savage in White Oaks, New Mexico.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his special aunt, Maggie Hotaling; brothers, Bob Harmon of Bakersfield, California and Boze Savage of Cottonwood Arizona; his grandson, Brian Savage; and his daughter-in-law, Connie Savage.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Peggy Gober Savage; a daughter, Valerie (Mark) Perry of Jacksonville; a son, Steve Savage of Jacksonville; grandchildren Logan Perry (Janey), Blake Perry, Emilee Perry, Christopher Savage (Kelly) and Ashley Smith (Hayden); four great grandchildren, Kase Perry, Gavin Savage, Jaxson Savage and John Thomas Savage and also one on the way; his very special in-laws, Hershel and Mary Lou Gober, Bill and Marilyn Gober, and Sharon Harmon; his nieces, Reggie Evans (Frank), Cathy Morris (Leroy), Pam Castleman, Patty Castleman, Laura Whitaker (Greg), Elizabeth Gober, and Kim Hyams; and his nephews, Curt Wayne Gober (Lori), Sheriff Mark Gober, Jeff Gober (Jamie), Chris Gober (Pam), Jason Gober (Johnye) and Mike Gober (Donna).
Mr. Savage was a 1957 graduate of Drew Central High School and attended Arkansas A & M College. He began his career working on the railroad.
In 1965, while living in Stuttgart, Mr. Savage began his insurance career with GMAC, then MFA, before joining the Gosnell Insurance Agency in 1972 as a partner. The agency later became the Gosnell-Savage Insurance agency. After Bill Gosnell passed away it became the Savage Insurance Agency which he was a part of until 2005 when he retired from the insurance business after 40 years.
Mr. Savage spent the rest of his time taking care of his rental properties, traveling with his wife, Peggy, and spending time with his family. He was known as “Poppa” and “Uncle Charles” to his family.
He loved flying his airplane and riding motorcycles with all of his great friends. He was involved in many state and local activities. He was president of the Monticello Riding Club, president of the Drew County Chamber of Commerce, member of the Monticello Airport Commission, board member and 1993 president of the the Professional Insurance Agents of Arkansas, and a faithful member of Pauline Missionary Baptist Church for more than 50 years.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 19 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home, located at 943 Highway 425 North in Monticello. The funeral service will be held on November 20 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Savage’s grandsons, Christopher Savage, Logan Perry and Blake Perry, and his nephews, Curt Wayne Gober, Mark Gober, Jeff Gober, Chris Gober, Mike Gober and Jason Gober. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Matheny, Larry Hudson, Tommy Gray, Mike Ward, Charles Skomp, Steven Skomp and Jim Blocker.
Memorials may be made to:
Pauline Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund
P O Box 299
Monticello, AR. 71655
Enon Cemetery Association
c/o Bill Jones
3039 Hwy 35 E.
Monticello, AR. 71655