82 year old Fairfield resident Louis R. Savage passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, Illinois.
Louis was born September 30, 1936 at Burnt Prairie, Illinois to Pender and Mary (O'dell) Savage. At a young age, Louis joined the Liberty Baptist Church where he was baptized on September 26, 1948. He attended the Burnt Prairie Grade School and graduated from the Mills Prairie High School in 1954.
On August 14, 1976 he married Shirley Walters Meritt. Shirley preceded him in death on January 7, 2014.
Louis was a retired teamster of local 710. A lifelong supporter of the working people and a proud supporter of the St. Louis Cardinals. Louis was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. Louis attended the Gospel Assembly Church in Mill Shoals, Illinois.
Louis R. Savage is survived by 3 daughters, Debra and husband Joe Lepe of Palos Hills, Illinois, Diana and husband John Masella of Western Springs, Illinois and Janice Mills of Decatur, Alabama, one son Michael Meritt of Nolanville, TX, one brother Pender "Red" and wife Velda Savage of Fairfield, Illinois and one sister Valeda and husband Ben of Port Orange, Fla. 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley, 1 daughter Donna and one brother Charles (Shack) Savage.
Funeral services for Louis R. Savage will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Nale's Funeral Home with Brother John Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, evening, May 20, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m. by the Fairfield Masonic Lodge #206.
Memorials may be made to the Fairfield Masonic Lodge Supper Club or to Fairfield Memorial Hospital employee of the month club.