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Paul Jay Savage
Paul Jay SavageCrossPaul Jay Savage, 70 of Marion, fulfilled his purpose for living in Christ when he celebrated his Homecoming on Tuesday May 22, 2018 at his home.

Paul was born July 1, 1947 in Green Camp, the son of the late John and Donna Ruth (Barrett) Savage. He was raised in Green Camp, where he enjoyed life on the farm with his two brothers and his twin sister.

Paul attended the Green Camp Elementary and graduated from the Elgin High School, class of 1966. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on September 12, 1967. He served his country in Syracuse, New York as an audio-visual specialist and as an aide to a general until Dec. 1, 1970.

Paul married his first wife Carol (Butz) on February 9, 1969 at the Green Camp Baptist Church and she died January 6, 2007. Following his military service, he and his family moved to Marion. He began his career with GTE and worked for them for 33 years until his retirement, he had worked briefly for the Fairborn Equipment Company following his retirement.

God called Paul, at a very young age, and from that time on, God was always first and sovereign in Paul’s life. He found purpose in sharing his love for the Lord and serving others in God’s name. Paul will be remembered for the strength of his calling to generously serve others and his ability to unconditionally love.

After a time of mourning, God brought Glena (Moss) Poland into his life, and they were married June 1, 2008. Both musicians, they shared their love of the Lord through music. Their ministry took the form of “Heaven Express” where they served in nursing homes, benefit concerts and evolved into Christian radio time for worship on WWGH radio.
Paul was a long-time member of the LaRue Baptist Church, and when they planted a new church in Marion, New City Fellowship, he and Glena were devoted members there. Paul had served both of those churches as a deacon.

Surviving are his loving wife Glena Savage, children: Bryan (Jodie) Savage, West Mansfield, David Savage, Cleveland, Rhonda (Will) Ogden, Upper Sandusky and Robin Randles, LaRue, step son, Brian Hoffman, Marion
Siblings, John (Peggy) Savage and Paulette (Ray) Malone both of Marion
Grandchildren: Molly, Elizabeth. Sarah, Wesley, Elijah, Caleb, Justine, Jackie, Janie, Jenna, Owen, Brayden and Evan
Numerous cousins, nieces, nephew and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother Wayne

Funeral services will be held Saturday May 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the LaRue Baptist Church, Pastors Tim Pasma and Josh Hause will officiate, burial will follow in the LaRue Cemetery, there will be Military Honors conducted. Friends may call Friday from 3-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue

Memorial gifts may be made to A. L. S. Assn. 1275 K Street NW, Suite 250 Washington, DC 20005 or the LaRue Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 217 N. High St. LaRue, Oho 43332 or the New City Fellowship Benevolent Fund, PO Box 502 Marion, Ohio 43302

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"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith"
II Timothy 4:7

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#1 from: Steve & Clarissa Amstutz
Wed, May 23, 2018 at 3:08 PM

So sorry to hear of Paul's passing, I know he loved music and he will be missed by all who knew him.

#2 from: Adam Lepp
Wed, May 23, 2018 at 3:10 PM

Very saddened to hear about Paul.  He was a kind, talented man, and great friend to WWGH Radio.

#3 from: Robert & Sandy Savage
Kentwood, MI
Wed, May 23, 2018 at 7:18 PM

Dear Uncle Paul, You are gonna be missed. Our hearts are broken. We love you and we are gonna miss you so very much. Give Grandma & Grandpa Savage & Wayne & Carol.....BIG HUGS & KISSES FROM US. OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

#4 from: Paula Butz
Thu, May 24, 2018 at 8:47 AM

I'm so sorry to hear the passing of Paul. He was always nice to me. A great guy. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. RIP Paul.   Paula Butz

#5 from: terry everly
Thu, May 24, 2018 at 8:47 AM

sorry for your loss. prayers to the family

#6 from: Amber mead
Thu, May 24, 2018 at 9:01 AM

I will always remember Paul and my life is ever changed.  He was a light and his legacy will live on.  The first time I met Paul was when he and Glenna was singing for a Haiti benefit.  I knew then this man was special.  Over the years our paths crossed.  We were like minds and hearts and I had the great privilege of learning from Paul in service to his community and connecting communities.  But Paul did not just serve others, he wanted to know you personally. That he did with Scott, myself, and Amanda.  Paul also truly was a prayer warrior.  Just a few weeks ago he prayed one of the most selfless prayers I ever heard and the lord will carry it out.  Thank you Paul for investing in my life and the joy of knowing the love of Christ thru you.  I will miss you and will shed tears but I know you will be smiling down on us as you see the work of the lord come to pass.

#7 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, Texas
Thu, May 24, 2018 at 9:26 AM

Paul's family - prayers and memories remain with you. visited with Paul at our 50th class reunion from Elgin 1966 a couple years ago.  He accomplished a lot in his life.

#8 from: Bill Bosh
Thu, May 24, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Paul I remember you from our days in the drum corps.  God now has another member in his choir.  I ptay your wife and family are wrapped in Gods hands and will celebrate your life in this time of sorrow.

#9 from: Lavone Eastman
Mt. Victory, Oh.
Thu, May 24, 2018 at 10:21 AM

I share with you in your loss of this wonderful man, but I also rejoice with you in remembering his life and love of the Lord. The Peace of God be with you all.

#10 from: Brian E. Napper
Marion, Ohio.
Thu, May 24, 2018 at 12:38 PM

Paul was a good man. Always nice to everyone. I am sorry for your loss.

#11 from: Danise Stallsmith
Thu, May 24, 2018 at 3:03 PM

Glena, I am so sorry for your loss.  You and Paul were so kind to my aunt, Ivamae Smith when she lived at Kiwanis Village, your friendship and love meant a great deal to her.  As president of the board of directors of Kiwanis Village in LaRue, I observed how Paul stepped up to help the residents during our last flooding in moving items from their apartments and helping them to deal with that troubling time.  He will be greatly missed by all.  

#12 from: Ken and Cyndi Smith
Thu, May 24, 2018 at 5:53 PM

My condolences to Paul's family and friends. He was a kind and caring gentleman. Paul was a great help during our time of need. We will cherish the times we spent with him. It was an honor to have met him.

#13 from: Marla (Foos) Sager
Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:44 PM

Robin and Family
 I am so very sorry for your loss.  My thoughts are with all of you.

Marla (Foos) Sager

#14 from: Fred Swartz
Upper Sandusky
Thu, May 24, 2018 at 11:39 PM

So sorry to hear about Paul 🙏🙏🙏😥

#15 from: Ted & Corina Savage
Edwardsburg, Michigan
Fri, May 25, 2018 at 6:28 AM

Glenna, we are very sad about the passing Uncle Paul. Please know that you are in our thoughts.

#16 from: Bud and Jan Smith
MtVictory Ohio
Fri, May 25, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Glena, We have known Paul since GTE days.Worked with Brian . Carol was our nurse at Dr. Duncan`s.Though very highly of Paul and thought a wounderful Christian man. We thought your marriage wae a great thing,as well as your music. He will be sincenerly missed but he is in God`s care now.  

#17 from: Brian E. Napper
Marion, Ohio.
Tue, May 29, 2018 at 11:30 AM

So Sorry for your loss. Paul was a very nice man.
He was to good all people. May god be with you.

#18 from: Eva Myers
Tue, May 29, 2018 at 11:09 PM

Dear David & family, I wanted to say I remember you from Boy Scout Troop 23. I pray for God's comfort in your time of loss.

In Christ,
Eva Myers

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