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J T Speight

J T Speight, 91, of Commerce passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, in Commerce.

J T was born in Fairlie on March 22, 1925, to Stella Ruby Rice Speight and John Authur Speight. He attended schools in Fairlie and Commerce. He was the owner and operator of Speight Mobil Stations in Commerce. His hobbies included riding horses, motorcycles, boating, camping and spending time with his family and friends.

On October 7, 1950, he married Geraldine “Jerry” Sparkman at the England Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son, John Lewis Speight (Rita); his daughter, Kathy Speight Black (Floyd); his brother, James Arthur Speight; his grandsons: Chris Black and Nathan Speight; his granddaughters: Amy Hillen, Ginger Atchley and Kelli Cole; and, his great-grandchildren: Cody Black, Eli Black, Lucas Black, LynLee Atchley, Jacob Atchley and Noah Hillen.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Geraldine Sparkman Speight; his parents, Arthur and Stella Speight; his brother, Robert Lee Speight; and, his infant grandchild, John Speight II.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Black, Chris Black, Cody Black, Randy Atchley, Jackie White and David Huffman.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Speight, John Speight, Monty White, Bob Monday, Steve Speight and Robby Speight.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be conducted immediately following the visitation (11:30 a.m.) at Sonora Cemetery in Fairlie with Rev. Jerry Speight officiating and Kelli (Speight) Cole as eulogist.

In lieu of usual remembrances the family has requested that memorials be made to the Sonora Cemetery Association c/o Carolyn Burt, 6312 CR 4714, Commerce, TX 75428.


Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Graveside Service

Saturday, February 25, 2017
11:30 AM

Sonora Cemetery
6211 County Road 4705
Fairlie, Texas 75428

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I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Aline Speight Feb 27 2017 12:00 AM

I sure am gonna miss this man. I enjoyed working with him when he came to help on the farm.

Wayne Stubbs Feb 27 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Janet Basham Feb 25 2017 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences.

Carrie Pierce Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM

PRAYERS for the family. He was a dear friend of Joe Paul.

Sue Smith Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family.

Jan Wright Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your family's loss, keeping you in my prayers.

Heather Harrison Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to your family.

debbie larson Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM

You truly will be missed.I will always remember the times that you and I picked at each other and will never forget your smile and your kind heart that you showed towards me my entire life!I love you J.T. and always will hold you in my heart!

Dana Dawson Feb 23 2017 12:00 AM