In the midst of life, we are in death. Mingled with joy is sadness, God in his infinite wisdom called home his precious son, James Lloyd Savage on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, Virginia.
James was the youngest child of five siblings. He was born in Accomack County on March 26, 1928 to the late Lloyd and Lena Savage. He resided in Atlantic, VA until his health failed and he went to Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Nassawadox, VA where his final days were spent. James was predeceased in death by his sisters Madeline Copes, Josie Taylor, Mable Savage and a brother Otis Savage.
He was educated in the public-school system of Accomack County. James was a mechanic at Highway Service Station for over 50 years. He owned a wood and lawn care business that employed many of the young men in the community.
His hobbies were growing vegetables (cucumbers, watermelons etc.), watching westerns and “The Price Is Right” on TV. He had a love for cars and loved home cooked meals.
James accepted Christ at an early age and joined Jerusalem Baptist Church where he attended faithfully every Sunday. He was a member of the Male Chorus until his health began to fail. He was an honest, dependable, friendly man and his word was his bond along with having a great work ethic and being a hard worker. One thing that he did was to encourage young people to stay in school and finish. He often said he wished he had finished school.
James was joined in Holy matrimony to Audrey Harmon. To this union seven children were born Harrison Savage (Deborah) of Atlantic, VA, Evelena Carter of Virginia Beach, VA, Joyce Mason (Stanley) of Patterson, New Jersey, Diane Williams and Leona Parker (Arnold) of Chesapeake, VA, Darlene Savage of Glen Allen, VA and Audrey Perdue (Nathaniel) of Graham, North Carolina. He also leaves two other sons Jedadiah Brown and Girard Brown of Newport News, VA along with one brother in-law Leonard Harmon of Atlantic, VA, 11 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
It hurt to see him fading away, but we also realized that there is a time to be born and a time to die. We have our memories in our heart and that helps ease the pain. Rest on dad you fought a good fight.