Franklin ‘Dale’ Page

Franklin ‘Dale’ Page, 58, died August 5 at his home. He came into this world on June 18, 1960, to Johnny and Ann Page. He was a native of Savannah and a graduate of Wilcox School. He met the love of his life, Vickie in 1980. He worked for Crosby Paving for 30 years before embarking as an entrepreneur of D/P Sealcoat and Paving out of Claxton. He was Papa to seven glorious grandchildren and the dad he didn’t have to be to three grateful children. He spent the days of his youth racing with his brother, Wayne. He attended Sikes Chapel United Methodist Church. Dale loved Harleys, old cars and the Turkey Rod Run. In the last few years, you could find him singing a tune with Vickie and friends any night of the week. But, his favorite thing was spending time with the grandkids. Dale was preceded in death by both of his parents and by his special furry friend, Houston. Surviving are his wife, Vickie Page of Claxton; one son, Buck Walker of Savannah; two daughters, Lynn (Jason) Franklin of Brunswick and Tammy Walker of Houston, Texas; one brother, Wayne Page of Savannah; one sister, Terry Jones of Savannah; seven grandchildren, Aundrea Pye of Savannah, Rachel Pye and Justin Pye, both of Brunswick, Buck and Trent Walker of Savannah, and Joshua and Michael Joines of Houston, Texas; his precious pups, Princess and Silver; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 6-8 p.m., at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m., at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Meldrim Cemetery. Flowers or donations are welcome to help prevent and bring awareness to suicide at: Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.