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Joseph “Joe” Terrell McNellage, 67, of Savannah, Georgia, died Sunday afternoon, January 20, 2019, at Candler Hospital.

Born on November 19, 1951 in Mobile, Alabama, he was a son of the late Joseph Emery McNellage and the late Bertha Inez Hardy McNellage. Joe graduated from the University of South Alabama before attaining his Master’s in Political Science from the University of Alabama. He retired as the Principle Research and Budget Analyst after 30 years with the City of Savannah.

He is survived by his sister, Gwen M. Maisenhelder of St. Louis, Missouri.

The funeral service will be held at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, February 12, 2018, at First Baptist Church – 223 Bull Street conducted by The Reverend Josh S. Brewer. The interment will be private.

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  1. Ann Lawton says:

    To Joe’s Family

    Joe was a very funny man. I worked with him in Research & Budget for a number of years. Even after he retired, I thought of him and things that he said that made me laugh.

    May your memories of him comfort you and make you laugh.

    GODspeed Joe

  2. Jeryl Davis & Ellen Davis says:

    We kept in touch with the news in and around Savannah, but more importantly with Joe himself, through his regular posts on Facebook. That said, his passing was a shock and it saddens us deeply. Joe’s unbounded love, empathy and concern for all of God’s children exemplified the true Christian and his life was lived by Christ’s greatest commandment. Joe’s death diminishes us all. Rest In Peace, friend. Your presence will be missed.

  3. Jera Davis says:

    Joe was an excellent person. He loved and was loved by all. The world is dimmer without his presence, but brighter for having had him in it.

  4. Tom Hussey says:

    I got to know Joe through our long term mutual involvement with the Jaycees. Joe was engaged and thoughtful as a member, as evidenced by his election as our president in the late 80’s. Joe was a very bright guy who also possessed a clever, but wry sense of humor. I will miss him, and was glad to spend some fun time with him at our fellow Jaycee and his good church friends Glenn and Fran Arnsdorff’s annual holiday party.

  5. Pamela Magwood Henry says:

    I worked with Joe at the City of Savannah’s Internal Audit Department. Joe was a smart guy and had a great sense of humor. He and I spent many days laughing and talking about a lot of current topics. I’m certainly grateful to have known him. Travel well, Joe.

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