STEPHENVILLE – A graveside service for Rayford Gerald Savage, 78, automotive mechanic, will be held at 10  a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at East Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Ken May officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Lacy Funeral Home.

Rayford was born in Bluff Dale to Gerald and Opal Savage. He married Martha Yeates on Oct. 28, 1961 in Stephenville.

Rayford was a member of First Baptist Church Stephenville.

He had a passion for gardening and even sold his own produce out of his auto mechanic shop. He also enjoyed fishing with his friends on the weekends and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved his family. 

Survivors include his wife, Martha Savage of Stephenville; son, Ray Savage and wife, Donna of Granbury; daughter, Karen Ferguson and husband, Kevin of Stephenville; four grandchildren, Hailey Kaiser and husband, Dustin  of Venus, Tyler Ferguson of Stephenville, Rob Macchietto and wife, Monica of Fort Worth, and Dan Macchietto and wife, Heather of Fort Worth; two great grandchildren, Douglas Macchietto and John Macchietto; and brother, Hubert Savage Weatherford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Opal Savage.                

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at 8900 John W. Carpenter Fwy, Dallas, Texas, 75247.

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