Scott Jay Savage, 52, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Friday, June 27, at his home surrounded by his family.
Memorial graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military honors provided by the Whiteman Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Scott was born March 19, 1962, in Bangor, Maine, the son of Willard Everett Savage and Elsie Lilla (Rogers) Savage. He was raised in Bangor, having graduated from Hermon High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1980 and was stationed at Plattsburg AFB in New York. While at Plattsburg, he met Lisa Renee Capps and the couple was married on Dec. 29, 1984. Scott’s military career took the couple to Semach AFB in Germany, McGuire AFB in New Jersey and later to Spangdahlem AFB in Germany. In 2000, he was assigned to Whiteman AFB in Knob Noster, Missouri, until retiring from active duty in August 2007. Scott earned an associate degree from Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelor of Science degree in photography from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. He was an avid photographer. He loved beautifying his back yard, but he experienced his greatest joy from spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa; daughter, Kristen Lea Savage of Warrensburg; two granddaughters, Hailey Renee Akin and Natalie Nicole Heckadon both of Warrensburg; siblings, Angeli Perrow and husband, Mark, of Maine; Michael Savage of Virginia; Ronda Savage of Old Town, Maine; and Julie Forsythe and husband, Cabot, of Virginia; father and mother-in-law, James and Patricia Capps of Aurora, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both parents and his daughter, Kayla Renee Savage.
Arrangements entrusted to Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg.