Earl Vance Speight

May 22, 1933 ~ June 22, 2020 (age 87)


Earl Vance Speight, 87, of Albemarle, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020.

Mr. Speight was born May 22, 1933 to the late Charlie William and Bertha McLester Speight. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Crystal Speight Coleman; brothers, Gad Speight, Raphu Speight, Ruel Speight, Max Speight; sister, Bernice Burleson.

Earl served in the United States Air Force and retired from Michelin after many years of service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #348 and a Scottish Rite Mason. Earl enjoyed many things in life, such as, woodworking, horses, and sports. He was a member of South Albemarle Baptist Church.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 11:00 am, at Porter Baptist Church Cemetery, at 16562A US 52 South, Norwood, officiated by Rev. Danny Laws. 

Earl is survived by wife of 64 years, Wilma K. Speight; daughter, Lisa (Jackie) Lowder; granddaughter, Talia (Patrick) Hutton; great-granddaughter, Katia Jade Hutton; brothers, C.J. Speight, Keith (Sue) Speight; sisters, Helen Teeter, Blanche Almond; brother-in-law, Joel (Carolyn) Kimrey; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN. 38101 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL. 33607.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Speight family.

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Lie in State
June 24, 2020

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hartsell Funeral Home Albemarle
522 North 2nd St.
Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

Graveside Service
June 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Porter Baptist Church Cemetery
16562A US 52 South
Norwood, NC 28128

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