Celebration of Life for Donald D. Savoy
Donald DeCoursey Savoy, of Madison, Tennessee passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 10, 2023. Donald was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 2, 1929. He was the second son of William Faten Savoy and Clara Fairfax Savoy. He received his education in the Columbus public school system, graduating from Columbus East High School in 1947, after which he attended The Ohio State University, and graduated with a B.S. and M.S. in Geology. After receiving his master’s degree, Donald taught physics at West Virginia State College for two years before moving to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1962, where he joined the Math and Physics Department at Tennessee State University as an assistant physics professor. He received tenure in 1968. Donald taught and mentored countless physics, math and engineering students for thirty years, until his retirement in the summer of 1992. During this time, he also organized, supported and directed a physics club and a photography club at the university.
Donald Savoy’s life as a teacher will, through his students, affect eternity.
Donald cherished and enjoyed attending symphonies and listening to the Metropolitan Opera every Saturday. In addition, he was an avid photographer, gardener and nature lover; and spent many hours photographing his friends in natural settings.
He is survived by his brother, William F. Savoy, Sr., and a niece and nephew.
Please keep the Savoy family in your thoughts and prayers. Complete service arrangements will be announced soon.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Donald Savoy, please visit our Tree Store
In Loving Memory
1929 - 2023
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