Obituary: John Michael Savey

Mr. Savey, 61, of Windermere, died July 30, 2020.

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John Michael Savey, age 61, passed away on July 30, 2020 in Windermere, FL. John entered into eternity alongside his precious son, James Patrick Savey. He was also preceded in death by his parents, James Joseph Savey and Dorothy Marie Suter Savey; father-in-law, Franklin D. Conley; and sister-in-law, Shelley S. Conley.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Lisa R. Conley Savey of Windermere, Florida; three daughters: Ashley Lynette Savey of West Palm, Florida, Jennifer Lea Savey of Ocoee, Florida, and Kara Beth Savey Stagg and son-in-law, Eric Stagg, of Apopka, Florida; four grandchildren, Mason Kyler Cardy, Jax Granville Stagg, Tru Ellie-Kaye Stagg and Ivy Jo Stagg; one sister, Mary E. (Tom) Thompson of Annapolis, Maryland; mother-in-law, Janice L. Conley of Inverness, Florida; one sister-in-law, Beth (Gary) Oberholzer of Lincolnton, North Carolina; and two brothers-in-law, Scott (Trisha) Conley of Oak Hill, Ohio, and Chris (Michelle) Conley, of Wellston, Ohio; 15 nieces and nephews; and 16 great-nieces and nephews.

As a 1977 graduate of Jackson High School (Jackson, Ohio), he attended Ohio University, where he graduated in 1981 with a B.S. in Journalism and a minor in Advertising. John was a former outdoor advertising executive and current Managing Partner at Longview Outdoor Advertising Company LLC. In addition, he was an active member of Family Church of Windermere, assistant coach for Windermere Little League, member of Florida Outdoor Advertising Association and Outdoor Advertising Association of America Inc. and fraternity member of Beta Theta Pi.

John will be remembered as a devoted husband and the most loving and encouraging father and Papa to his children and grandchildren. He was a gregarious, wise and generous man who always seemed to know just the right words to say. John and his tremendous sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Lastly, as an avid fan of THE Ohio State Buckeyes, college football season will never be quite the same. O-H…

Funeral services will be under the direction of Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home in Jackson, Ohio, with Pastor Troy Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, followed by a celebration of John’s life at 7 p.m. Visitation will be held again at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, followed by the graveside service at noon at Beaver Union Cemetery in Beaver, Ohio. Dr. Chuck Carter will officiate a second memorial service, celebrating John’s life, at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Family Church of Windermere in Windermere, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, Orange County Public Schools has set up a fund for the family for those looking for a way to help:

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