OBITUARY

Quintin "Q" La marr Savage

August 15, 1975October 27, 2018
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When someone is identified as a natural leader, certain images come to mind. First thoughts are of a no-nonsense, tough-minded, dedicated and disciplined person. This description accurately fits Quintin Lamar Savage who was indeed a born leader. He will be remembered as being highly organized, practical and realistic. He was a person who always carried a strong sense of duty with him throughout his life. Possessed with traditional “old school” morals, ‘Q’ was an individual who clearly communicated to those around him just who he was and what he was all about. He was very kind, nice and had a big heart. Everyone who became acquainted with ‘Q’ agreed.

Quintin was the second child and only son of Betty White and Earl Savage. He was raised in Newark, New Jersey, later moving to Houston where he matriculated through the Houston Independent School District. As a youngster, Quintin learned to be objective and decisive. He was a bit like the sergeant of the family, helping to ensure others did what they should do and avoid those things they weren’t supposed to. In other words, he liked to organize and direct. Quintin was raised with one sibling, Lisa, whom he cherished. His inborn appreciation for the family order, allowed for the eldest members to be the most respected. For Quintin, this was a natural order of life, one he gladly embraced. His matter-of-fact attitude about most things was developed during his childhood. He enjoyed being part of teams which included other kids who shared similar interests. In school, Quintin was as close to being a model student as one could possibly imagine. He sought to achieve perfect attendance in all of his classes. He would eagerly complete his homework, often investing extra study time in when necessary. A logical and focused thinker, “Q” was extremely diligent at following directions and meeting scheduled deadlines, whether they were set by his teachers or were self-imposed. Q’s personal motto could well have been, “Do it right the first time.” He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. He graduated from Sharpstown High School in 1993. His faith in the principles of authority and dependability was something he carried with him throughout his life. Quintin was very sociable and approachable. Because he was so straightforward in how he approached relationships, friends and family knew what they saw was always what they got. He enjoyed the camaraderie of being with a group of friends. As a member of the group, his interaction worked to keep the others grounded. He wasn’t afraid to confront his friends and when necessary, he challenged them to stick to the tasks at hand. Those close to Q’ came to expect his high standards of performance. His lifelong childhood friends were Russell Powell., Garland McKinney, and "The Parker Brothers." Being a hard worker who praised efficiency, Quintin was always striving to make improvements where they were necessary. He was able to analyze situations and problems, keeping everything and everyone on track. He worked cooperatively and expected the same from his colleagues. In both his personal and professional environments, ’Q’ upheld his standards. He was an AT&T employee for twenty years where his primary occupation was as an I&R Technician. ’Q’ was a team player who certainly lived out the motto of “give me a job, and I will get it done.” It was at AT&T where he formed close personal friendships with Xavier Green and Thomas Mayes. Quintin also traveled around the world and celebrated life with his boys Courtney, Trevor, Faheim, and Oladejo (Loddi).

Quintin approached his leisure time in the same manner in which he approached his life. A person who enjoyed being neat and orderly and who understood the nature of things, he appreciated the hours he was able to devote to his various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were hanging out with friends, traveling and watching sports. Quintin was content to enjoy favorite pastimes alone; however, he was willing to share his interests with others. Playing by the rules in life was a natural thing for Quintin to do and that carried over to his enjoyment of sports. He loved watching favorite sporting events when given the opportunity, especially the Houston Astros, Rockets, and Texans. Being generous with his time and energy, Quintin was a member of various groups and organizations, where he was a vocal leader who enjoyed being a part of things. His desire to uphold traditions and take charge of any type of project made him a tremendous asset. Throughout his later years, ’Q’ was an active member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Union. When it was time for vacation and travel, Quintin used his scheduling expertise to make sure everyone and everything was ready to go. He took great measure in making certain no single person was overworked in the planning. He had a special knack for ensuring everyone involved was assigned a specific task and that it was completed. His travels took him to favorite places such as Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Marco Island. All who knew Quintin would agree he was a pillar of the community. He lived life with his feet firmly on the ground. His strong work ethic was pragmatic, in thoughts and acts, and he constantly searched for self-improvement opportunities. He was willing to share his ideas and knowledge for the benefit of others, so they too could accomplish more in life. Quintin ’Q’ did his best to ensure that his family, friends, loved ones, co-workers, and everyone whose life he touched, was given the chance to become a better person. Quintin passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Methodist Medical Center in Houston, TX. He fought a brave and courageous battle against a rare lung disease. The family wishes to express deep gratitude towards Dr. Ghassan Noureddine and the Lung Transplant team of The Methodist Hospital for their diligent and unwavering attention to Quintin. In addition, sincere thanks for the wonderful care provided by the nursing staffs of Methodist Hospital- Willowbrook and Kindred Hospital.

Quintin is survived by the love of his life, fiancé Ungeanetta Lee Richards, who will cherish the lifetime memories God allowed them to share in such a short but impactful period of time. Also left to carry on his memory is his father, Earl Savage, of Atlanta, GA.; sister Lisa Howard ( Brock Sr.) Howard, Houston, TX.; nieces Courtney and Sidney Howard, and nephew Brock Howard Jr., Houston, TX. Services were held at Brookside Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation with Family and Friends Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Repast Saturday, November 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Quintin "Q" La marr Savage

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Roberta Jones

November 8, 2018

Quintin,
You've graduated from earth to heaven. Traveled home to heaven above. I've adored you from a baby to the well respected man, with a "Big" personality. Although miles apart you always remained near and dear to my heart. God has blessed us with an angel. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:8 We are confident, to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. I Love you, Nana Berta

Tiesha Vonner Lamb

November 2, 2018

We met as kids through our family. I'm Herman's niece, Clyde & Peggy's daughter. My family and I will pray for yours during this time of bereavement.
Love, Tiesha

Gina Benford

November 2, 2018

We will always remember the great memories shared during holidays and at family gatherings. The Benford family will cherish and hold on to all those special times.

Always and forever in our hearts...

Love 💘 you Quinton!!!

Trev Jackson

November 2, 2018

Shonda Vann

November 2, 2018

Q YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED SO MUCH IM STILL IN DISBELIEF SLEEP IN HEAVEN KEEP WATCHING OVER YOUR FAMILY 😢😢

Kisha White

November 2, 2018

My heart is so heavy and I’m filled with mixed emotions. 💔💔💔 Communicating with you and not having any idea what you were going thru hurts. I know you had your reasons why you didn’t want me to know but it hurts. As your Auntie we grew up with just a year in age difference but you were always “ the baby.” Quintin could do no wrong in the eyes of his Nana and Papa. You caused everyone around you to laugh with your magnetic sense of humor. The loving relationship and bond you had with your mom( my sister) was indescribable. You cherished your Papa ( my dad) until the very end. Your Nana ( my mom) is in complete shock. Lisa and I would fuss with you BUT protected you from ANYBODY else who tried it!!! It hurts knowing that we couldn’t protect you from this. Our last conversation you were making sure I was alright during the storm. You were sick and checking on me. That’s just the type of person you were. I love you “ Bru Mat” and you will always be in my heart💔💔💔
Love,
Auntie Kisha

Thomas Mayes

November 2, 2018

Earl Savage

November 2, 2018

My Beloved son and best friend. We had a special bond of love and respect, a wonderful person throughout his life he was devoted to family and friends, and everyone he touched was loved by a kind hearted and generous person. I LOVE YOU you will be truly missed. Heaven has received another angel. Ring the bell 🔔

Ungeanetta Richards

November 2, 2018

Q you filled my heart with nothing but joy and happiness. I’m so glad God chose me to be there with you. I will cherish all of our wonderful memories together. You demonstrated what Love is.... thanks for loving me wholeheartedly. I will forever be in your arms
Ungeanetta

Thomas Mayes

November 2, 2018

Biography

When someone is identified as a natural leader, certain images come to mind. First thoughts are of a no-nonsense, tough-minded, dedicated and disciplined person. This description accurately fits Quintin Lamar Savage who was indeed a born leader. He will be remembered as being highly organized, practical and realistic. He was a person who always carried a strong sense of duty with him throughout his life. Possessed with traditional “old school” morals, ‘Q’ was an individual who clearly communicated to those around him just who he was and what he was all about. He was very kind, nice and had a big heart. Everyone who became acquainted with ‘Q’ agreed.

Quintin was the second child and only son of Betty White and Earl Savage. He was raised in Newark, New Jersey, later moving to Houston where he matriculated through the Houston Independent School District.
As a youngster, Quintin learned to be objective and decisive. He was a bit like the sergeant of the family, helping to ensure others did what they should do and avoid those things they weren’t supposed to. In other words, he liked to organize and direct. Quintin was raised with one sibling, Lisa, whom he cherished. His inborn appreciation for the family order, allowed for the eldest members to be the most respected. For Quintin, this was a natural order of life, one he gladly embraced. His matter-of-fact attitude about most things was developed during his childhood. He enjoyed being part of teams which included other kids who shared similar interests.

In school, Quintin was as close to being a model student as one could possibly imagine. He sought to achieve perfect attendance in all of his classes. He would eagerly complete his homework, often investing extra study time in when necessary. A logical and focused thinker, “Q” was extremely diligent at following directions and meeting scheduled deadlines, whether they were set by his teachers or were self-imposed. Q’s personal motto could well have been, “Do it right the first time.” He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. He graduated from Sharpstown High School in 1993. His faith in the principles of authority and dependability was something he carried with him throughout his life.

Quintin was very sociable and approachable. Because he was so straightforward in how he approached relationships, friends and family knew what they saw was always what they got. He enjoyed the camaraderie of being with a group of friends. As a member of the group, his interaction worked to keep the others grounded. He wasn’t afraid to confront his friends and when necessary, he challenged them to stick to the tasks at hand. Those close to Q’ came to expect his high standards of performance. His lifelong childhood friends were Russell Powell., Garland McKinney, and "The Parker Brothers."

Being a hard worker who praised efficiency, Quintin was always striving to make improvements where they were necessary. He was able to analyze situations and problems, keeping everything and everyone on track. He worked cooperatively and expected the same from his colleagues. In both his personal and professional environments, ’Q’ upheld his standards. He was an AT&T employee for twenty years where his primary occupation was as an I&R Technician. ’Q’ was a team player who certainly lived out the motto of “give me a job, and I will get it done.” It was at AT&T where he formed close personal friendships with Xavier Green and Thomas Mayes. Quintin also traveled around the world and celebrated life with his boys Courtney, Trevor, Faheim, and Oladejo (Loddi).

Quintin approached his leisure time in the same manner in which he approached his life. A person who enjoyed being neat and orderly and who understood the nature of things, he appreciated the hours he was able to devote to his various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were hanging out with friends, traveling and watching sports. Quintin was content to enjoy favorite pastimes alone; however, he was willing to share his interests with others. Playing by the rules in life was a natural thing for Quintin to do and that carried over to his enjoyment of sports. He loved watching favorite sporting events when given the opportunity, especially the Houston Astros, Rockets, and Texans.

Being generous with his time and energy, Quintin was a member of various groups and organizations, where he was a vocal leader who enjoyed being a part of things. His desire to uphold traditions and take charge of any type of project made him a tremendous asset. Throughout his later years, ’Q’ was an active member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Union.

When it was time for vacation and travel, Quintin used his scheduling expertise to make sure everyone and everything was ready to go. He took great measure in making certain no single person was overworked in the planning. He had a special knack for ensuring everyone involved was assigned a specific task and that it was completed. His travels took him to favorite places such as Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Marco Island.
All who knew Quintin would agree he was a pillar of the community. He lived life with his feet firmly on the ground. His strong work ethic was pragmatic, in thoughts and acts, and he constantly searched for self-improvement opportunities. He was willing to share his ideas and knowledge for the benefit of others, so they too could accomplish more in life. Quintin ’Q’ did his best to ensure that his family, friends, loved ones, co-workers, and everyone whose life he touched, was given the chance to become a better person.

Quintin passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Methodist Medical Center in Houston, TX. He fought a brave and courageous battle against a rare lung disease. The family wishes to express deep gratitude towards Dr. Ghassan Noureddine and the Lung Transplant team of The Methodist Hospital for their diligent and unwavering attention to Quintin. In addition, sincere thanks for the wonderful care provided by the nursing staffs of Methodist Hospital- Willowbrook and Kindred Hospital.

Quintin is survived by the love of his life, fiancé Ungeanetta Lee Richards, who will cherish the lifetime memories God allowed them to share in such a short but impactful period of time. Also left to carry on his memory is his father, Earl Savage, of Atlanta, GA.; sister Lisa Howard ( Brock Sr.) Howard, Houston, TX.; nieces Courtney and Sidney Howard, and nephew Brock Howard Jr., Houston, TX. Services were held at Brookside Funeral Home.