Samuel R. Speck
April 30, 1934 ‒ May 17, 2018
Samuel R. Speck, age 84, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Knox Community Hospital. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio on April 30, 1934 to the late Ralph and Dorothy (Poe) Speck.
Sam was a graduate of Loudonville High School in 1952. After graduation, Sam joined and served proudly with the United States Army. He taught at the Knox County Career Center for 25 years in the Auto Body Department.
He loved boating and fishing on Lake Erie, and in Canada. Sam was a member of the Ohio Archeology Society for many years. He was well known for his restoration skills. He and his wife Patricia attended Owl Creek Church of the Brethren in Ankenytown. He enjoyed motorcycles, his pets, yard work, the neighborhood cats, but most of all he loved his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Patricia (Sheedy) Speck; a daughter, Michele Speck; grandchildren, Jared Speck; great-grandchildren, Jaden, Josalyn and Kiley Speck; a brother, Dan (Carol) Speck; a niece; and 5 feline friends, Smokey, Calie, Scamp, Buffin, and Patches.
Along with his parents, Sam is preceded in death by his grandparents.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM with an hour prior of visitation before the service at from 11:00 AM till 12:00 Pm, at Owl Creek Church of the Brethren; 13241 Toms Road, Bellville, OH 44813, officiated by Pastor Charles Barnhill. Burial will follow in Owl Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Owl Creek Church of the Brethren or an Animal Rescue of donor’s choice.
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