Mr. James E. Speer, 83 of Seymour, Indiana, passed away 1:08 a.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born on June 25, 1933 in Bedford, Indiana the son of the late Nolan and Alma Edith (Cummings) Speer.
Jim married Loretta M. (Seidle) Speer on September 9, 1950 in Bedford, Indiana.
Jim was a member of the Trinity Pentecostal Church, where he played the guitar for over 40 years in the church band. He was a very active family man, he loved to hunt, fish, and travel with his wife and family. He enjoyed working in the yard, and on cars.
He retired after 43 years of service in the sand lab department, at the Golden Foundry, in Columbus.
He is survived by his six children, Charlene (Duane) Darlage, Barb (Frank) Maschino, Jim (Debbie) Speer, Jr., Bradford Speer, Wally Speer and Nathan (Candy) Speer, twelve grandchildren, Becki (Daryl) Short, Gina Darlage, Rachel (Rodney) Wagoner, Jenni Metz, James Speer III, Sara (Austin Jackson) Speer, Brad Speer, Jr., Mick Speer, Abby Speer, Audrey Speer, Nolan Speer, and Faithe Petty; and six great grandchildren, Jordan Ellis, Logan Overshiner, Reid Darlage, Dustin Metz, Rylee Jackson, and Carsen Jackson; brother Kenneth (Betty) Speer, two sisters; Sharon ( Ron ) Schrader and Karen (Leroy) Davis.
He was also preceded in death by his Parents, wife of 64 years, and his half sister Betty Dalton.
Funeral service will be held at Voss and Sons Funeral Service on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Larry Dalton and Reverend Marty Speer officiating.
Burial will follow at Leesville Cemetery in Lawrence County.
Family and friends may call at Voss and Sons Funeral Service on Saturday, February 4th from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday after 12 noonuntil the time of service.
Memorial checks may be written to Trinity Pentecostal Church at Voss and Sons Funeral, Crematorium and Monument Services.