Vernon Frank Savage



Vernon Frank Savage, 83, of Burgaw went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 20, 2018.

He was born January 17, 1935 in Pender County, the son of Frank and Maude Brown Savage. In addition to his parents, Vernon was preceded in death by his daughter, Diana Patterson; and sister, Shirley Murray.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Sadie Ramsey Savage; children, Cheryl Thompson, Mike Savage and Kent Savage; sister, Imogene Gatewood; brother Billy Savage; step-children, Mary Dominquez, Frank Meares, Brenda Milam, Richard Ramsey and Beverly Fredrickson; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and many extended family and friends.

He served his country honorably in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from General Electric Co, Nuclear Fuel Division in Castle Hayne.

Vernon was blessed with a musical talent and enjoyed singing gospel music, sharing his talent freely by singing in churches and nursing homes. Being handy with tools, Vernon could fix most anything. He loved fishing, gardening and motorcycles, but most important was his family.

The family will receive friends at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Friendly Community Baptist Church, 1730 US Hwy 117 N., Burgaw, with funeral service beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The Rev. Roger Brittingham will conduct the service.

Burial will be at 12 noon on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Greenlawn Memorial Park with military honors.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts maybe given to Friendly Community Baptist Church, 1730 US Hwy 117 N, Burgaw, NC 28425.

Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.