Earl H. Page, 80, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Monday morning. March 24, 2014, in a local hospital.
He was born in Bitely, Mich. and was the son of the late Florence Alice Conklin Page and John D. Page. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Craigmyle Page; brother, John Albert Page and his brother-in-law, Ray McGhan.
He was a 1951 graduate of White Cloud, Michigan High School and received his Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University in 1968. He was a retired school teacher in the Newaygo County, Michigan School System with more than 30 years of service. He also taught five years in private schools. He was past president of the Newaygo County School Employees Credit Union. He was a former member of Everett Township Board, Everett Township Planning Commission; was a member of the Michigan Education Association and the National Education Association where he served as president. He was a long time Little League Baseball Coach and was a past president of the White Cloud Little League.
He was very faithful to his church and was a lifelong member of the White Cloud, Michigan Church of God where he served as organist, pianist, Sunday School teacher, pastor’s council member and Children’s Church director. He is also a member of the Westmore Church of God.
Survivors include his son, Pastor Kelvin Page and his wife, Debbie, of Cleveland; daughter, Marlene Farmer and her husband, Raymond, of Crofton, Ky.; grandchildren: Brandon Shane Page and his wife, Jennifer, of Huntersville, N.C,, Kyle Anthony Page and his wife, April, of Cleveland, John Ryan Page of Huntersville, N.C., Pastor Erich Daniel Lacks and his wife, Emily, of Athens, Brent Cameron Lacks and his fiancé, Meagan, of Crofton, Ky.; great-grandchildren; Jacob Page, Jeremiah Lacks, Isaac Page, Caroline Page, Raymond Lacks and Jensen Page; sister, Evelyn McGhan of Hart, Mich.; sister-in-law, Ila Page of White Cloud;and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 1 p.m.. from the Westmore Church of God with Pastor Wendell Smith officiating.
A graveside service and interment will be in Big Prairie Cemetery in White Cloud, Michigan on Friday, March 28, 2014, with grandsons and family serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be David Miller.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Westmore Church of God.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to a new church project, House of Hope Church of God, 16660 Dawson Springs Road, Crofton, Ky. 42217.
The North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes has charge of arrangements.
You may share your condolences and your memories with the Page family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.