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Charles "Scott" Savage, age 62, of Williamsburg, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was born on July 7, 1954 in Grand Rapids to Charles Henry and Norma Jean (Frost) Savage.
Scott was an outdoorsman and raised his girls off the land. He loved spending time with his family and his wife, Tammy. He loved country music, and he could dance like no other.
He was a member of the Bricklayers Union, and from the time he was a young man he worked beside his dad laying concrete, brick, block and creating field stone works of art.
Scott spent his entire life in the Grand Traverse Area. With his large stature and big heart, he could never enter a door and not have a friend on the other side.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Norma Jean Savage; his wife of 15 years, Tammy Savage; his daughters, Amy (Mark) Graves, Rebecca (Steven) Wojdula and Holly (Steven) Lopez, whom he shared with his former spouse, Pamela Erickson; and sisters, Linda Heritier, Ruth (Bill) Benton and Lynita (Randy) Lindner. He is also survived by his wife's children, Heather (Aric) Basilius and Toni (Shawn) Wuolukka; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and of those three sets of five generations, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Scott was preceded in death by his dad, Chuck; and his sister, Marty. Marty and Scott were not only brother and sister, they were inseparable best friends. Now they are reunited again.
He was loved by all and will be missed by every life he touched.
An informal gathering with the family will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City. A brief celebration of life ceremony will start at 5:30 p.m. Dress casually. You could always find Scott in a pair of blue jeans. Scott loved his Levis.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.
Published on  April 16, 2017
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