Services for Ted Ronald Savage, 92, of Ada, Oklahoma were held Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Daniel officiating, assisted by Rev. Bob Langston. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ted Savage died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at an Ada Care Center. He was born July 26, 1922 in Hammon, Oklahoma to Eugene Bernard and Mary Virginia Mabry Savage. He attended school at Hammon and graduated from Hammon High School. He graduated from Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University). He married Mildred Lou Byrd on November 27, 1943. She preceded him in death on April 21, 2002. He later married Jackie Morehead on January 3, 2003 in Ada.
Mr. Savage assumed the position of the Manager of the Ada Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Director of the Ada Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) in the Spring of 1956 serving until his retirement in 1984. After his retirement, he was a member of the first Pontotoc County Vo-Tech Board and participated in selecting and acquiring its present location. Mr. Savage was one of the original founders and longtime board member of the Science and Natural Resources Foundation. He was the original founder of the Pontotoc County Adult Day Care Center. Mr. Savage was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Ada.
Mr. Savage served in the U.S. Army from October 28, 1944 until being honorably discharged May 19, 1946, as a First Lieutenant. He received the Bronze Star Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the American Theater Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He also received a second Bronze Medal in 2008 for his service in WWII.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Savage of the home, three daughters: Stephanie Savage Jacobson and her husband Frank of Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. Kathy Savage and her husband Dr. Robert Suddith of Wilmington, NC, and Jamie Savage Leach and her husband Clyde of Ada; his step-daughters, Kristi Meyers and husband Steve of Ada and Courtney Morehead of Ada; his grandchildren, Aaron Jacobson, Adam Jacobson, Aviva Shira Funke, Andrew Suddith, Mabry Ballard, Alex Leach, Andrew Leach, Jason Leach, Erin Shaw, Greenlee Meyers and Savannah Meyers; great grandchildren, Noah Cyrus Jacobson, Jonah Samson Jacobson, Alma Byrd Jacobson, Kelvin Andrew Suddith, Olivia Blake and Channing Sloane Ballard, Samuel Shaw and E.B. Funke and one sister, Marjorye Savage Heeney.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Mildred Lou Savage, two brothers, Eugene Savage and Lew Savage; and three sisters, Iris Wilson, Glena Belle Crane and Lorena Males.
Memorial may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Box 566, Ada, OK 74821 or the Adult Day Care Center of Pontotoc County, 301 E. Kings Road, Ada, OK 74820.
Cheyenne Star, January 1, 2015
Source: Obituaries