Sunday, December 18, 2016

Retired BJ driver Ed Speight passes away

Former BJ Circulation driver Ed Speight passed away Tuesday, December 13.

Ed Speight
Ed’s obituary:

Edward R. Speight, 91, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Roselane Care Center.

Ed was born April 27, 1925 to Edward and Cecilia (Hamel) Speight in Akron and has been an area resident his entire life. He was employed by the Akron Beacon Journal for over 42 years as a delivery truck driver. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and VFW Post 3383. He was a veteran of the Army during WWII and a recipient of the Bronze Star.

Ed is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty (McFall); children Jack (Joanne), Kevin (Paula) and Ed Speight and Debi (Brian) Secrest; special niece Jane (John Fousek) Payerle; grandchildren Shannon Coffee, Shane, Alexander, Benjamin, Maurine and Nicholas Speight and Shelby, Madison and Samantha Secrest; great grandchildren Paizlee and Morgan Leger. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his brothers Fr. Raymond, Donald and Paul.

The family will receive friends Friday from 4 to 7 pm at the Anthony Funeral Home Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S. Main St. Akron where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 am. Pastor Brian Nutt officiating. Cremation will follow. Interment with Military Honors will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Tuesday at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or Cross Road Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Uniontown, OH 44685.

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