Mr. Fletcher Lee Speer, age 86 of Sumiton died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Bell Sumiton Chapel with military honors provided by the Walker County Honor Guard. In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Speer will be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea. T.J. Barnett and Kenneth Brunner will officiate. Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.
Preceding him in death were his parents, James R. and Mary Speer; sisters, Annie and Lillian;granddaughter, Danielle McCarthy; mother of his children, Carolyn L. Speer.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Speer of Sumiton; children, Lamarr Speer Ray of Florida, Robert Speer of California, Kathy Ford of Oregon, John Greene of Nevada, Kenneth Greene of California, Gary Greene of Washington, Lisa Speer McCarthy of Oregon, and Dora Speer Thorp of Washington; sisters, Mary Thomason of Sumiton and Dot Gibbs of Empire; stepchildren, David Meeks of Nauvoo, Todd Meeks of Nauvoo, Charles “Buck” Meeks of Nauvoo, and Lynn Meeks Alexander of Townley; 28 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and eight step grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.