Worth M. Speed

Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2011

 

Funeral services for Col. Worth M. Speed, 89, of Wylie were held July 26, 2011, at Campbell Road Church of Christ in Garland.  Interment followed at National Cemetery.

Col. Speed died July 20.
He was born July 25, 1921, in Dallas. 
He spent his childhood in Oak Cliff, graduating from Sunset High School. July 2, 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp and served his country for 33 years. Col. Speed was a pilot in WWII, flying 67 missions, and a POW in WWII, returning home to marry the girl of his dreams, Mary Lou Carrell. He served in Korea and on Gen. Westmoreland’s staff in Vietnam. His family said he was “a hero to all who knew him.”
After retirement from the USAF, he worked as a defense contractor for Rockwell Collins and, upon retirement from Rockwell, he moved to Wylie. Col. and Mrs. Speed shared 66 years together as man and wife and, according to their family, touched many lives along the way.  
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Carrell Speed; daughters, Suzanne Powers and her husband Mike and Joanne Miller and her husband Ron; four granddaughters, Dana Gilbert and her husband Russell, Claudine Humphries and her husband Miles, Regina Harding and her husband Mitch and Amy McKiddy and her husband Josh; one grandson, Mike Powers Jr; and 15 great-grandchildren “whom he loved and adored,” his family said.
“He taught us all by his example of his love for his Lord and Savior, his undying love for his family and loyalty to his country. He was a man of honor, strength, courage and compassion for others,” they said.

Share This Story:




Send information to P.O. Box 369 Wylie TX 75098, fax to 972-442-4318 or email publisher@wylienews.com
To download an Obituary form ... Click Here
Deadline for inclusion in the current week’s issue is noon Monday.
 
 

Related Articles:

Robert Bob Largent
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Robert Bob Largent, 56, of Sachse, passed away Aug. 28, 2013, in Sachs...
Patsy Ruth Foster
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Patsy Ruth Foster was born May 18, 1928, in Yantis and passed away Aug...
Charles Lutz
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Charles Lutz was born in Olpe, Kan. on Jan. 14, 1940, to Carl and Stel...
Donald Gene Collins
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Donald Gene Collins, age 60, was born on Dec. 31, 1952, to Harold Gene...
Agnes Helen Klash
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Agnes Helen Klash, age 84, passed away in Rowlett, on Aug. 7, 2013. ...
Hiromi Harry Kikuchi
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Hiromi Harry Kikuchi was born Jan. 2, 1924 and died July 27, 2013, aft...
Andrea Jean Studley
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Andrea (Andie) Jean Studley, 16, of Richardson, died peacefully in her...
Eddie Jo (Kitty) Walker
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
On July 13, 2013, Eddie Jo (Kitty) Walker went home to be with the Lor...
Steven Harper
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Steven Harper, age 49, of Garland, was born on March 4, 1964, to Clint...
Billy Wayne Hartman
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Billy Wayne Hartman, age 69, died Saturday night, July 13, at his home...






Below the Fold - Sponsored by:


The Wylie News

Farmersville Times Murphy Monitor Princeton Herald Sachse News
Contact Us Advertise With Us About The Wylie News
Copyright © 2014 The Wylie News. All Rights Reserved. by: Dallas web design agency