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Claude S. Page

April 19, 1919 ~ March 22, 2019 (age 99)

Obituary

 

 CLAUDE SANFORD PAGE 

Born April 12, 1919 in Douglasville, GA to Mark & Celestia DeVaughn Page.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy (serving in the Coast Guard) during World War II and  later was a 20 year member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, (2nd Coast Guard District). After an Honorable Discharge from the military he began working at General Motors Corporation (Frigidaire & Delco Air Dvision) During that time he also earned a Certificate from Commercial Trades Institute as an Automatic Transmission Specialist and  Owned & Operated Page’s Garage for over 20 years. He retired from GMC in December of 1978 after more than 30 years of employment..

For over 35 yrs & as long as his health permitted, was an active member, of The Church of Jesus, Springfield, Ohio under the leadership of the late Bishop Cecil A. Pratt, Jr.  He was a “Strong Silent Man” with a heart of gold, a Master Gardener who for many years donated fresh vegetables to Second Harvest, was recognized by Community Hospital for his volunteer efforts during the Blizzard of 1978, & was a search & rescue volunteer during the devastation of the 1974 Xenia Tornado.

Some of his fondest memories were of taking his Beagle (Beauty) rabbit hunting and the Fishing Trips to Put N; Bay with his boat named (The Tennessee Princess.), family members and/or  the Church of Jesus brothers including Pastor Cecil Pratt 

Cherishing memories of our Strong Silent Patriarch are, Sisters, Lavola Starr, Atlanta, GA & Louise McNair, Charlotte, NC; daughter & son-in-law, Ramona (Ernest) Henry (with whom he resided); son, Claude (Domina) Page Jr., Dayton, OH; grandchildren, Sandra Page, M. Brandon (Ellen) Jones, Patrice Page and Claude Page III, 6 step-grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives & friends.

God alloed him to make a peaceful transition from this earth on March 22, 2019.

Preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Frankie Page & Australia M. Page; siblings, Larsena, Lorean, Lessie Mae & Noah.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
March 26, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Robert C. Henry-Clark Funeral Home
527 Robert C. Henry Way (527 S. Center Street)
Springfield, OH 45506

Funeral Service
Tuesday
March 26, 2019

11:00 AM
Robert C. Henry-Clark Funeral Home
527 Robert C. Henry Way (527 S. Center Street)
Springfield, OH 45506

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
March 26, 2019

Rose Hill Burial Park
4781 South Charleston Pike
Springfield, OH 45502

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