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Dorsey Cyrus Savage Jr.

June 5, 1940May 26, 2020

Mr. Dorsey Cyrus Savage, Jr, age 79, of Statham, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at his home.

Mr. Savage will be best remembered as a talented basketball player for Winder-Barrow High School and for Young Harris College where he set many athletic records. He was a member of Statham Baptist Church and was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Mr. Savage is preceded in death by his son, Richard Dorsey Savage; parents, Dorsey Cyrus Savage, Sr. and Margaret Thompson Savage; and brothers, Stanley and Danny Savage.

Mr. Savage is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Mrs. Patricia Wood Savage of Statham; son, David (Sharon Teet) Savage of Colbert; daughter, Leighann Lampp (Robby Robinson) of Helen, brother, Bill Savage of South Carolina; sisters, LaRose Nastasi of California and Diane Imms of Michigan; grandchildren, Carrie Lee Savage (Dustin Cummins) , Mason Savage, Dustin Kyle (Brittany) Lampp, and Chase Lampp; and great-grandchildren, Sutton Eleanor-Grace Cummins, Walter Wayne Cummins, Odessa Lampp, Brilann Gerity and soon to be Amelia June Lampp; and daughter in law, Jennifer Rasch.

A drop-in visitation will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the Savage residence, 1998 Broad Street Statham, Georgia 30666 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. A private family inurnment will be held at Barrow Memorial Gardens following the visitation with Rev. Tim McDonald officiating.

Flowers are welcomed in memory of Mr. Savage.

Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements.



  • A Celebration of Life Gathering

    Thursday, June 4, 2020


  • Private Graveside Inurnment


Dorsey Cyrus Savage Jr.

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Leigh Lampp

June 3, 2020

Michele Paradise

May 31, 2020

One of the sweetest patients I had! You will be missed Mr. Savage. You made the world a little brighter.

Van Patrick

May 29, 2020

Really enjoyed playing cards and going to a few races with Jr. Was a pleasure just being around him. My prayers to Pat and rest of his family. May he rest in peace.

Judy Marcilliat

May 28, 2020

Jr and I grew up together on Broad Street and we
were like family.
We dry those tears and remember the good times and laughter and a smile comes to us....and that is where we are now. ..smiling as he is remembered. RIP Dear Jr.

Tammy Wilson-Day

May 28, 2020

I remember him from when I moved to Statham when I was only seven. We lived down the road. My heart and prayers go out to all the family .
The Wilson’s

Allen Pope

May 28, 2020

I was lucky to have Junior as friend and teammate. He was always the same friend day in and day out.

Juliana Cash

May 28, 2020

Junior will be greatly missed! May God Bless his family and friends during this tender time. When he closed his eyes on earth for the last time..he opened them in heaven.
Robbie Nash and Jill Cash

Raymond Reynolds

May 27, 2020

Pat, I have good memories of playing basketball with Junior and sharing good times in Statham. He will be missed.

JudyJudy Hardegree

May 27, 2020

Junior and I were friends from high school and our children were life long friends. I am so sorry at his passing but know he's with Richard and I know they're loving each other in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you Pat and all of your family.

Gregg Sims

May 27, 2020

Junior was always a person I looked up to, not just he was quite a bit taller than myself, but because he was inspiring. In High School we manage to get in the trouble now and then but nothing serious. My mother, Evelyn, was particularly fond of Junior and spoke of him often. I have not been close to Junior for a long time and I regret that. Pat, you have our most sincere sympathy and our prayers are for you and your family.

Gregg and Sandra