In Memory of

Michael

Savidge

Obituary for Michael Savidge

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Ray Savidge, age 79, of Leavenworth, beloved husband of Glennice Savidge. Michael, affectionately known as Mike, departed this world on March 22, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. We are deeply saddened by the loss of an exceptional individual who left an indelible impact on the lives of those who knew him.

Born on April 3, 1944, in Kansas City, Mo., to Alford C. and Mary A. (Tidd) Savidge. Mike was a man of unwavering dedication and remarkable courage. He embarked on a fulfilling career in the Army, where he selflessly served his country with honor and distinction. Throughout his military service, Mike demonstrated extraordinary leadership qualities and unwavering commitment to his comrades and the principals he held dear.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mike’s greatest source of pride and joy lay in his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Glennice Savidge, with whom he shared a 60-year journey of love, support and partnership.

Mike’s legacy will forever live on through their children, Terry Savidge, Rebecca Savidge (Nelson Thompson), Lynette Vinzant (Roger), Monica Savidge (Christopher Franklin), Craig Savidge (Heather) and Jessica Harmon, who will carry forward his spirit, values and cherished memories. Mike’s dedication to his family was unparalleled and his love and support touched the lives of each and every one of his children.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Nicklaus Savidge (Courtnee), Tyler Vinzant (Lacey), Dakota Vinzant (Merle Phillips), Victoria Thompson, Tadd Savidge, Haileigh Savidge, Xavier Harmon, Evan Harmon and Draven Savidge; and seven great grandchildren, Rylan, Marshall, Paitynn, Harmonee, Colton, Bexlee and Cale, who all brought a different level of happiness to his heart.

Mike loved fishing and watching old western movies. Baseball was another realm where Mike’s passion ran deep. The Chicago Cubs held a special place in his heart. He cheered for his team through thick and thin and the joy of experiencing them win the World Series was a dream come true for Mike.

A graveside service will be Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery. We invite all who knew him and loved him to join us and pay tribute to a truly remarkable individual. In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests memorial donations be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

As we bid farewell to our dear Michael, may we find solace in knowing that his legacy of love, selflessness and unwavering dedication will continue to guide and inspire us for generations to come. Though his physical presence may be gone, his spirit will forever be etched in our hearts and in the memories we hold dear. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
“We loved you in life, and we will love you in death. Your memory will forever be our guiding light.’