1931 – 2014

JAY — Reginald Benjamin “Buster” Savage Sr., 82, of Jay, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 17, at his home in Jay surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Oct. 25, 1931, in Avon, a son of, Benjamin Franklin and Pearl Lucille (Ames) Savage, Sr. 

On Oct. 18, 1952, he married Beverly Ann Bachelder in Strong before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He served overseas in the Korean War and returned to Maine in 1954.

On Dec. 18, 1965, Buster and his wife made their home in Jay. Buster worked at Forster Manufacturing in Strong and East Wilton before being certified as a master electrician and working through IBEW Local 1253.

Although he was a very hard working man at his job and around his home, his most important work was serving the Lord. He was the former the pastor of the Chesterville Baptist Church and most recently spread the word of God in local nursing homes.

He was very gifted man who could make “just about anything.” He enjoyed wood working, fly-fishing, hunting, bee-keeping, and helping his neighbors in any way he could. He was a member of the Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post #3335 in Jay and the Livermore Falls American Legion Post #10 in Livermore Falls.

Buster is survived by his wife, Beverly of Jay; children, Reginald B. “Jake” Savage, Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of East Dixfield, Hugh Savage and his wife, Joyce, of Strong, Leon Savage and his wife, Bev, of West Farmington, Nicolette Pinkham and her companion, Larry Campbell, of Madrid, Lorrie Moody and her husband, Gerald, of Phillips, Eric Savage and his wife, Jill, of Farmington, and Joey Savage and his wife, Ellen, of New Sharon; siblings, Jan White of Scarborough, Eloise Stevens of Strong, Geraldine Smith of Farmington, Birdena Rowe of Avon, Yolanda Martin of Lincoln, Frank Savage of Avon, Donald Savage of Jay, Richard Savage of Phillips, and Virginia White of Avon; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Benjamin F. Savage, Jr.; and a granddaughter, Christy Savage on May 14, 1979.

Buster’s family wishes to thank “Dr. L” and nurse, Irene, at the VA hospital in Togus and Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, particularly, nurse, Kimberly Foss. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with Reggie’s family and friends on his tribute wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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