David Martin Paige, age 68, passed away at home April 22, 2020, in Statesboro GA. Born March 13, 1952 in Dallas, TX to Forrest Martin and Ruth Loretta Paige, he is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Sosebee; and nephew, Jay English. David is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Linda Rohrer Paige; his son, Zachary Martin Paige of Savannah; two daughters, Callie (Alex) Graham of Statesboro, GA, and Jennifer Moroles of Huntsville AR; his brother, Howard (Dolores) Paige of Carrollton, TX; sister, Janet (John) English of Indianapolis, IN; two granddaughters, Blakely and Paige Graham; and many nieces and nephews.
Educated at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, David held a B.S. Degree (1994) in Sociology and completed all coursework for a Master’s in Social Work. He was a craftsman and artist, enjoying carpentry, drawing, sculpting, and cooking. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and helping others: he worked as a Victim’s Advocate for the Domestic Violence Shelter, as a CNA at a nursing home, as a trainee caseworker for a Rural Home Health Services, and as a volunteer for rape crisis advocacy. He will especially be remembered for his kindness and generosity to those whose lives he touched. People who knew David enjoyed his delightful—and unexpected—sense of humor. Being with him often turned out to be just plain fun.
A memorial service will occur at a future date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Open Hearts Community Mission (Homeless Shelter) on their website www.ohcm.org or P O Box 991, Statesboro, GA 30459.
Deal Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
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