Howard “Russ” Speece
December 17, 1962 ‒ July 27, 2017
Howard Russell “Russ” Speece, 54, of Sunbury passed away Thursday evening, July 27, 2017 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
He was born December 17, 1962 in Powhatan, West Virginia to the late Ray and Loretta (Doty) Speece.
Russ owned and operated his own truck, driving for University Corporation in Grove City and he was also a faithful member of the Genoa Baptist Church in Westerville. A big kid at heart, he enjoyed watching football, being a comedian and spending time with his grandkids.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of almost 25 years, Melissa (Quick); children, Cheryl (Larry) Hoshor of Baltimore, Jason (Kelly) Carter of Sunbury and Ashley Carter of Delaware; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Jackie, Connie and Hope; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Russ was also preceded in death by his brothers Bud and Skip.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm and on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:00 am at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 @ 61, Sunbury, where funeral services celebrating Russ’s life will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Frank Carl officiating. Burial will follow the services in Trenton Cemetery.
Contributions in Russ’s memory may be made to the Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Speece family.
To share a fond memory of Russ or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com