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Deceased Information

DECEASED:
Donald W. Savage

DATE OF DEATH:
Wednesday, December 12, 2018


DATE OF FUNERAL:
Friday, December 28, 2018


TIME OF FUNERAL:
2:00 PM


PLACE OF FUNERAL:
Peachtree Corners Baptist Church


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    OBITUARY:
    Donald W. Savage, age 51 of Johns Creek, GA passed away at home on Dec. 12, 2018, of respiratory failure complicated by a degenerative auto-immune neuropathy he battled for over 10 years. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 29 years, Chantal (Dick) Savage; son Ryan Savage; daughter, Maia Savage; mother, Carleen Robinson Savage; sister Linda Savage McCord; and niece, Larken McCord. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter H. Savage. A 1984 Dunwoody HS graduate, Don received a football scholarship to William & Mary and graduated with a BBA in Management in 1988. He returned to Atlanta and spent the next 29 years teaching high school social studies, and coaching football and baseball at Lithia Springs, Dunwoody, Northview and Norcross high schools, until his retirement in May 2018. He was the head football coach at Dunwoody from 1997-2002 and Northview from 2002-2008. Donís dedication to students and athletes made a difference in the lives of hundreds of young people. He will be greatly missed and remembered for his honesty, kindness, intelligence, and humor. A memorial service will be held at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church on Friday, Dec. 28 at 2pm. Condolences can be left for the family at www.fischerfuneralcare.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to www.fodac.org , or www.donorschoose.org . Additional obituary: https://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/sports/longtime-georgia-football-coach-don-savage-who-finished-his-career/article_bb47a54e-0f94-5815-83b6-f658bb976932.html


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    The Fischer Family
    The Fischer Family would like to extend their sincere condolences and sympathies during this difficult time.
    WrightDec 31 2018 09:38 am
    To Donald W. Savage family, We can look forward to a better future when those in the grave will be brought back to life on earth. At Revelation 21:3,4 it describe what conditions on earth will be like. To learn more about the hope for the dead please watch the video on jw.org
    Brian glennDec 30 2018 10:11 pm
    Coach Savage stayed late to help my son get confidence in himself . Everyone had left practice and I was talking to my son after a hard practice where he wanted to quit . He sat down with him and told him to stick it out . He said football is more than the game , itís teamwork and getting over hurdles in life . He also said that he would always be there for t even if he didnít play . Thank you for having so much dedication in others . RIP coach
    Maureen & Rick TuckerDec 28 2018 12:30 pm
    We have many fond memories of Coach Savage from his time at Northview. He had a tremendous rapport with the players and a commitment to them that went beyond the playing field. We are grateful to Coach Savage for his dedication to Georgia high school football and the many lives he touched. We send our sincere condolences to Chantal, Ryan, Maia and Coach Don's family.
    Trudy Miller and FamilyDec 28 2018 11:35 am
    To: Chantal, Ryan, and Maia Savage and Family, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. May the loving memories bring you peace and comfort. Love, Trudy Miller and Family
    Teri T CullensDec 21 2018 02:23 pm
    Chantal, Ryan and Maia, Our family is heartbroken for you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time. We hold such great memories of a wonderful and special man. May God bless you all. Love, Teri & Rusty Cullens & Family
    Chantal SavageDec 19 2018 10:38 am
    Shared by Don's family.
    Chantal Savage
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