Oscar Eugene Savedge, a local attorney and former chief judge for the town of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday. He was 88.

Savedge was born in Charleston on Oct. 21, 1922. He attended The Citadel, leaving to join the Army during World War II. He eventually retired from the Army Reserve as a colonel.

After his military service, Savedge attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. After graduating, he began practicing law on Broad Street.

Savedge served in the S.C. House of Representatives in the 1950s and was the attorney for the Charleston County Veterans Service Officers from 1956 to 1975.

In 1985, Savedge began serving as chief judge for Mount Pleasant, a position he held until 1996.

Savedge was awarded an honorary rank of brigadier general in the South Carolina State Guard in 2010. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife Alma B. Easterling Savedge, as well as two daughters and three grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at McAlister-Smith's Mount Pleasant Chapel. A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church.