Howard H. (Hal) Savage, 80, of Rogers, died November 18, 2012. He was born January 26, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas to the late M.T. and Myra (Struble) Savage of McAlester, Oklahoma where he grew up.
Hal graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1953, with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Hal was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society. He served as 1st Lieutenant in the U. S. Army at Pine Bluff Arsenal during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years Nancy (Puryear) Savage, one son Thomas H. Savage and his wife Margot of Beijing, China, two daughters Theresa K. Brue and her husband Gregory of Gurnee, IL and Susan M. Inich and her husband Robert of Kansas City, KS, one sister Janet S. Daniel and her husband Charles of St. Simons Island, GA., and seven grandchildren, Thomas E. Savage (Misheil), Lauren S. Bloss (Michael), Michael E. Savage, Jason H. Brue (Stacy), David G. Brue, Alyssa M. Wall and Melanie K. Wall as well as 3 great-grandchildren.
Hal worked for Union Carbide/First Brands for 39 years in Texas City, TX, Ottawa, IL, Rogers, AR and East Hartford, CT. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rogers, where he served in numerous capacities over the years. He was a member of the Rogers Noon Rotary Club where he held the position of secretary for nearly 20 years. Hal also held a seat on the Rogers Public Library Board, the Prairie Creek Property Owners Association Board and he was also a volunteer for Tax Aide.
Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Rogers at 11:00am on November 21, 2012 with a visitation at 10:00am preceding the service.
Memorials can be directed to either the First Presbyterian Church of Rogers, 1901 S. 26th Street or the Rotary Foundation at 14280 Collection Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693 or www. Rotary.org/contribute
Online condolences can be made at www.rollinsfuneral.com.