SAVEDGE, James Richard,
88, of Tampa, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018. James was born on July 13, 1930, in Sussex, Va. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Richmond and completed his graduate studies at the University of Virginia. A passionate educator, James served four decades in Virginia’s school system, holding such positions as teacher, principal and Assistant Superintendent throughout his career. Upon retirement, he further pursued his passion of collecting antiques, opening an antique shop in Reedsville, N.C. James was a people person and loved all aspects of life, especially his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anselum and Felicia Savedge; and siblings, Joyce and Tiny. He is survived by his sister, Anne; sister-in-law, Dorothy; three children, Susan (Murph), Ricky (Margie) and Todd (Lisa); 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. His family will celebrate the memory and life of James by holding a private ceremony in his honor.