David Franklin Savage of Beulaville, NC, departed his earthly life during the early evening of Wednesday, January 12, 2022, while at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Born on December 17, 1952, he is the son of the late Carl Fusan and Syble Ellen Vernon Savage. Also preceding him in death are maternal grandparents—Jesse and Mary Vernon and paternal grandparents—Jesse Cleve (Sr.) and Fannie Savage.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife—Shelton Williams Savage; brother—Charles Savage and wife Joyce of Rose Hill; sister—Frances S. Phillips and Mike Harrell of Wilmington; brother-in-law—Al Williams and wife Julianne of Beulaville; nieces—Kellen Simpson and husband Caden of Rocky Point and Candace Smith of Beulaville; nephews—Chad Savage and wife Lindsey of Wallace, Ryan Savage of Teachey, and Trey Williams of Beulaville; great nieces—Ellisan Smith, Oaklyn Smith, Lily Simpson, and Cyndil Simpson; great nephews—Connor Savage, Holden Savage, Paxton Savage, Alsea Simpson, and Axel Smith; and special friends—Rickie and Anthony Darden.
After obtaining an associate in science degree, Mr. Savage worked as a farm manager for the majority of his working career. He was a man who loved everyone and especially his family, which was one of the most important things on earth to him.
David was an Eagle Scout. He also loved his church, which he served for many years as a Deacon and Chairman, Building Property & Maintenance.
A service to celebrate his life is set for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in the Rose Hill Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Reverend Steve LeRoux. Family will greet friends at a visitation at the church at 6 till 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022. Family requests, rather than flowers, that contributions be made in his memory to the Rose Hill Baptist Church Building Fund. Padgett Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the Savage family.
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