MOUNT CARMEL — Loyde Sayge, 65, of Mount Carmel, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 23, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born Friday Nov. 14, 1952 in Mount Carmel, son of Loyde Junior and Elsie Louise (Moutray) Sayge. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne division. He started welding in 1990 and was a pipe welder/fitter for 27 years.

Loyde loved kayaking and fishing but spending time with his grandchildren was his greatest enjoyment.

Left to cherish his memories are his children; four sons and two daughters, Georgia Rae Sayge, Jordan Loyde Sayge, Justin Lewis (Tasha) Sayge, Jared Lee (Andrea) Sayge, Ginger Laine Sayge and Garrett Lee Sayge; five grandchildren; Christian and Alyssa Sayge, Dathan Kelch, Shain and Hannah Weir. Also surviving are two sisters Sonja (Phil) Hall and Carmen (the late Butch) Littrell, and, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

A memorial visitation is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 in the chapel of Short Funeral Home at 527 N Mulberry Street.

Condolences may be made online at

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Loyde’s family.

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