Robert Eugene Savage
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Robert Eugene Savage
  • August 9, 1937 - October 2, 2017
  • Madison, Tennessee

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Robert E. (Gene) Savage, 80, passed away October 2, 2017. He was born August 9, 1937 in Robertson County and is preceded in death by his parents, Avo and Leo Savage; wife, Edna Roark Savage; sister-in-laws, Lois Savage and Pat Savage.

Mr. Savage is survived by children, Deena (Todd) Ryan, David (Judy) Roark, Danny (Linda) Roark, Dennis (Leighann) Roark; sister, Doris (Randall) Hall, brothers, Wayne Savage, Larry Savage; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and beloved nieces and nephews.

Gene was a 1955 graduate of East Nashville High School. He worked for the Tn State Highway Dept as an Engineering Draftsman, and entered the United States Army/Fort Ritchie 1958-60 rank E4 Specialist. His nickname in the army was "Bob", After his service, he returned to his state job, and then later owned his own market in Franklin, Tn, and later went into real estate where he worked and received many accolades from Century 21 Seals where he retired.
Throughout his early years, and even in the Army, was known for his loved of sports. He loved golf, basketball, bowling, and softball and played at the Red Shield Community Center for over 25 years. Although he won many sports awards, his greatest accomplishment was in golf, having "8 Hole in Ones".

A celebration of life will be conducted 2:00 Friday, October 6, 2017 in the chapel of Forest Lawn with Bro. Mark Marshall officiating.Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens; serving as active pallbearers are Cory Roark, Chasen Roark, Calan Roark, Peyton Townley, Mike Hall, Mark Daugherty; serving as honorary are: Mike Pecenka, Donnie Warren, Richie Morton, Bill Burnett, Jerry Clinard, Dempsey Newell, and Jimmy Rager.

Family and friends will gather to remember Mr. Savage at a visitation Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 4:00 until 8:00 and Friday, October 6, 2017 from 12:00 until the 2:00 service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice or American Diabetes Assoc.