January 26, 1932 – November 18, 2012
Howard H. (Hal) Savage, 80, of Rogers, died November 18, 2012. He was born January 26, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas to the late M.T. and Myra (Struble) Savage of McAlester, Oklahoma where he grew up. Hal graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1953, with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Hal was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society. He served as 1st Lieutenant in the U. S. Army at Pine Bluff Arsenal during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years Nancy (Puryear) Savage, one son Thomas H. Savage and his wife Margot of Beijing, China, two daughters Theresa K. Brue and her husband Gregory of Gurnee, IL and Susan M. Inich and her husband Robert of Kansas City, KS, one sister Janet S. Daniel and her husband Charles of St. Simons Island, GA., and seven grandchildren, Thomas E. Savage (Misheil), Lauren S. Bloss (Michael), Michael E. Savage, Jason H. Brue (Stacy), David G. Brue, Alyssa M. Wall and Melanie K. Wall as well as 3 great-grandchildren. Hal worked for Union Carbide/First Brands for 39 years in Texas City, TX, Ottawa, IL, Rogers, AR and East Hartford, CT. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rogers, where he served in numerous capacities over the years. He was a member of the Rogers Noon Rotary Club where he held the position of secretary for nearly 20 years. Hal also held a seat on the Rogers Public Library Board, the Prairie Creek Property Owners Association Board and he was also a volunteer for Tax Aide. Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Rogers at 11:00am on November 21, 2012 with a visitation at 10:00am preceding the service. Memorials can be directed to either the First Presbyterian Church of Rogers, 1901 S. 26th Street or the Rotary Foundation at 14280 Collection Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693 or www. Rotary.org/contribute Online condolences can be made at www.rollinsfuneral.com.
- Visitation Wednesday, November 21, 2012
- Memorial Service Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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January 30, 2013
Nancy, I just now learned of Hal's passing. Our sincere condolences--he was a really fine person. Blessings to you. Linda and Ted
Jerry & Elaine Jarvis
November 23, 2012
Dear Nancy and family,
Our heartfelf sympathy in the passing of Hal. We enjoyed fun times together playing bridge. The world had need of Hal and he made it a better place. God give you courage, comfort and strength during this time of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
November 22, 2012
Dear Nancy - I was so sad to hear of Hal's death. I've been feeling "guilty" for a year for not following up with a visit with the two of you. I will never forget that amazing journey you took to be with Mary Frances and how she held on for you to be there. Words are inadequate - I just felt you both were very special people.
John & Susan Goodman
November 21, 2012
We offer our deepest condolences to Nancy and her family and regret not being able to attend Hal's memorial service. He was a very special person with a great sense of humor. We cherish the memories of our times together at St. Simon's Island with Hal, Nancy Janet and Chip. I just hope there is a good golf course in Heaven, because I am sure Hal will be playing it.
November 21, 2012
Nancy and family, my deepest sympathies to you. Hal had a way of reaching everyone with the most genuine friendliness I ever knew. Whether Tax Aide, Election Official, Rotary secretary, military service, library volunteer, he was a true selfless leader. An hour a week plus Rotary projects over 25 years on one level means surface friendship but on another it demonstrates his consistency as a beloved and treasured friend. I will miss him so much.
With sympathy, Bob Hamilton
November 21, 2012
Nancy and family, a true loss of words except to repeat what so many have said in agreeing with me...`what a good man`.
Regrets, Billie and Gene
November 20, 2012
Sue Inich and Family,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find peace in the full life your father led and the memories that remain in your heart.
Peace and Blessings