Charles B. “Skip” Page, Jr, 72, passed away August 28, 2020 at Duke University Hospital. He was born October 24, 1947 in Worcester, MA to the late Charles B. and Reine DesRosiers Page. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Reine Constance Mann, and his beloved Weimaraners Rider, Sadie, and Gracie.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years Kathy Turner Page of the residence, his son Charles B. Page III and wife Dayana of Garner, NC, his daughter Jessie Page Booth and husband Dave of Holly Springs, NC, his grandsons, Christian Page of Garner, NC and Jake and Owen Booth of Holly Springs, NC, two sisters, Linda McNeil and husband Gerry of Lake Placid, FL, and Leslie Baker and husband Bruce of Morganton, NC, and his faithful companion Weimaraner Ellie.
Skip proudly served in the US Navy from 1968 to 1973. He retired from commercial property management in 2006. He was cherished by many for his booming voice, his fun-loving nature, and his contagious laugh. He laughed so hard sometimes he couldn’t stop until tears ran down his face while trying to catch his breath. Although he often came across as a “tough guy”, he was really a softie at heart. When things that touched him deeply made him cry, he was never ashamed of it.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his bike. He spent many years coaching girls’ softball and being a mentor to others. He loved his family and his Weimaraners which he considered as much family as anyone else. He would gladly tell you that he truly never met a stranger and that he could talk to anyone about anything. He loved to regale anyone that would listen with stories about his days in the Navy. After fighting several health issues in recent years, his response to anyone who asked how he was doing was “if I were any better, I’d be twins.” There was not a day without laughter when Skip was with us. He could truly light up a room with his personality and love for others.
A Celebration of Skip’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Skip’s name to the charity of your choice.
Bright Funeral home and Cremation Center of Wake Forest is serving the Page Family.