He was born on June 28, 1951, in Guin, Ala.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Clara Speer.
Survivors include his loving wife, Retia Speer; father, C.B. Speer of Crandall, Ga.; sons: John (Marsha) Speer of Old Fort, Don (Stephanie) Speer and James (Meaghan) Speer, both of Cleveland; sisters: Lanette (Billy) Guyton of Riceville and Lavann (Larry) Garren and Sandra Miller, all of Cleveland; special aunt, Tommie Rowe. He was “Paw Paw” to Emily, Starla, Josh, John Travis, Bryson, and a new addition arriving in April to the family, Presley Speer; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011.
Interment was at Houston United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Ben Knight and Kevin Wilson officiated.
Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs was in charge of arrangements.