Billy Ray Savage, 81, of Wadsworth, passed away Tuesday September 25, 2018. He was born January 29, 1937 in Morgantown, WV to the late Raymond and Opal Savage. Mr. Savage was retired from Ford Motor Co. after 42 years of service. He had the Heritage Country Band for many years and was a member of the Along the Way Band more recently.
He had been the president of the Country Music Association Akron Chapter for 9 years. His other interests included gardening both vegetables and flowers, canning and yard work.
He was preceded in death by his brothers: Raymond, Carl, Robert and Charles.
Billy is survived by his wife Nora, daughters and sons-in-law Kimberly (Bill) Fordenwalt, Jill (Eric) Mizen, grandchildren: Danielle, Christina, Nolan, Evan and great grandchildren Gunnar and Caroline. He is also survived by his best friend of many years Lucy Eddy.
The family will receive friends 6-8pm Thursday at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth where funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Friday.
Private interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.