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Ralph D. “Junior” Savill Jr.

Canton – Ralph D. “Junior” Savill Jr., 94, of Canton, passed away at 11:11 AM Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Red Oak Estates. He was born on June 16, 1924 in Canton to Ralph and Gladys “Bernice” (Downs) Savill Sr. He married Vera Mae Gilson on March 1, 1947 in Lewistown, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are four children, Judy (Randy) Jarvis of Canton, Sandra (Bill) Wagner of Pensacola, FL, David (Sandy) Savill of Davenport, IA, and Tim (Linda Huckles) Savill of North Canton, OH; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Hogon of OH.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Sarah Savill, one great-grandson, Bill Wagner, one brother, Sid Savill, and two sisters, Mary Lou Balagna and Betty Childers.

Ralph retired from Caterpillar in 1982 from the Mapleton Plant. He was a member of Evangelical Free Church and was very active in Boy Scouts. Ralph was a Christian man who loved the Lord.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Evangelical Free Church in Canton, where a visitation will be held from 9-11 AM. Rev. Matt Spangler will officiate. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery in Rural Lewistown. Memorials can be made to the Evangelical Free Church or Unity Point Hospice. To make online condolences you may go to


  • Ronald and Linda Jackson

    Reply January 11, 2019 10:59 am

    Vera Mae and family
    Sorry to learn of “Junior’s” passing. I am certain that he will be missed. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. Always enjoyed talking with you when we were in Canton at the
    E Free Church. Prayers for you and your family!!

  • Monroe and Anita Bailey

    Reply January 11, 2019 1:09 pm

    Dave and Judy sorry to here about your dad’s passing. It was
    always good when Anita and I would run into then out to eat somewhere
    and the would keep us up to date about how you and Sandy were doing.
    You and your families are in our prayers, and may the Lord watch over you
    and keep you during this time.

    Money and Anita

  • Marcie Anderson-Myers

    Reply January 11, 2019 2:47 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Ralph was a very wonderful Christian man. It was very evident in his walk with God. Losing a parent is a difficult thing but God will bring all of you through it. Trust in Him. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Marcie Myers

  • Marta Kramer

    Reply January 12, 2019 6:25 pm

    Sorry to hear about Ralph. Our sympathy to Vera Mae and the rest of the family.

    Marta Savill Kramer

  • Juanita (Tina) Reader

    Reply January 13, 2019 2:45 pm

    Sandy & family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I often think of you and your family. It’s so hard to lose a parent. Praying happt memories help you in this difficult time. Tina Reader

  • Marilyn Mathis

    Reply January 13, 2019 4:38 pm

    I will miss this loving man. His face and broad smile always greeted me. I hold your family in my thoughts and prayers . Much love to you. Marilyn Mathis

  • Alice grieves

    Reply January 14, 2019 7:20 am

    Dear Judy and Randy…. I’m so sorry about your loss… Ralph and Vera were the first couple I met at Efree… so loving and interested in all… there love for Jesus was evident for all and they were faithful to the end and Ralph will receive a crown of life! How can we not rejoice that he is finally home in heaven. My prayers are with you and your whole family. Love in Christ, Alice Grieves

  • Mike & Lyn Cecil

    Reply January 14, 2019 12:15 pm

    The world will miss this kind and gentle man, but Heaven is brighter today. Our deepest sympathy to Vera Mae, who along with Ralph made everyone feel welcome @ E-Free. God Bless this family.

  • Eric Pollitt

    Reply January 14, 2019 4:37 pm

    Dave & Sandy,

    I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Dave’s father. Wishing you and your family the best.

    With Love,

    Eric Pollitt

  • Gary Lyndell Edwards

    Reply January 14, 2019 7:37 pm

    I am very sorry for lose he was a great neighbor & enjoyed talking to him & helping him when didnt it also very I didn’t make it I just found out

  • Dave and Rosie Wells

    Reply January 14, 2019 9:22 pm

    Prayed for you, Vera Mae and Family. We will all meet again here or in Heaven! He was a Special Christian friend!

  • gloria j stockman

    Reply January 15, 2019 9:42 am

    Judy and Randy so sorry for your loss. Holding you in our prayers.

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