Colonel James Clyde Page, 82, of Marion, SC, husband of Suzanne Mace
Colonel Page was born May 8, 1933 in the Pleasant View community of Horry County. He was the son of the late George Allard and Ina Bell Page. He graduated from Floyds High School in 1950 and later graduated from The Citadel in 1954. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps immediately upon graduation from The Citadel.
He graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Officers School in 1955 at Quantico, Virginia; the Marine Corps Supply School in 1957 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School and the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Employment School in 1964 at Quantico, Virginia. During his 30 plus year career, he commanded infantry units from Platoon to Battalion level. He also served in various staff assignments in supply, logistics, operations, training and education. His last assignment was as Chief of Staff of Marine Corps Bases Okinawa/US Forces Japan Okinawa Area Coordinator. After over 30 years in the Marine Corps, he retired as a Colonel in 1984. Personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal with “V” device.
In 1985 he joined the Lions Club and during the next 31 years he held almost every office in his Lions Club. Additionally, he served as a Zone Chairman, Region Chairman, Vice District Governor and District Governor. He also served as the District Leadership Chairman, the District Orientation Chairman and the District Constitution and By-Laws Committee Chairman. For his service with the Lions he was honored as his Club’s “Lion of the Year” four times, the District “Lion of the Year”, received two International President’s “Certificates of Appreciation”, and the International President’s Leadership Medal. He was a Melvin Jones Fellow (the highest honor awarded by the International Lions Club Foundation).
He served as a member of the City of Marion Historic District Commission from February 19, 1996 until March 11, 1998 when he was appointed to serve as a member of the City of Marion Planning and Zoning Commission. He continued to serve as member of this Commission until his death.
Jim was a man who dedicated his life to service; service to his God, serviced to his Country, service to his family, and service to his community. He recognized that there are things greater than oneself. He was selfless and did things for the accomplishment of love. He was always willing to help others even if that meant just listening.
Jim also served as President of the Sea Pointe Homeowners Association (an 88 unit concrete and steel condominium in North Myrtle Beach) from October 1992 – October 2000. He continued to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and as Treasurer for the Association until his death.
He was very active in community and youth activities-coaching youth baseball, basketball, and football teams, as well as serving as President of the local Little League in Vista, California and North Springfield, Virginia. He also served as a merit badge counselor for Boy Scouts of America.
Jim was a member of the Marion Baptist Church. Over the years he served on various committees such as the Insurance committee, the By-Laws committee and the Stewardship committee. He was a proud member of Oak Tree Sunday School class.
In addition to his loving wife of over 61 years, he is survived by three sons, James C. (Angie) Page, Jr. of Gasburg, Virginia; Robert Randall (Diane) Page of Nashua, New Hampshire; Daniel Brice (Karen) Page of Ft. Mill, South Carolina. Five grandchildren: Amanda Faye Barefoot of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Dana Page Fariss of Norfolk, Virginia; Dawn Page (David) Vitto of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Christopher Mace (Ashley) Page of Jarratt, Virginia; and Robert Randall Page, Jr. of Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Three great-grandchildren: Christopher Mace Page, Jr. and Drew Alexander Page of Jarratt, Virginia and Charlotte Deanna Vitto of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Two sisters: Mabel Andersen Nagel of New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Jean Brown of Florence, South Carolina. He was predeceased by a brother, George Ravenel Page, and a sister, Margaret Page Thompson.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Richardson Funeral Home in Marion. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 25th at Marion Baptist Church directed by Richardson Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
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Posted on: 2016-04-25

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