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Carl Speed
  • March 31, 1932
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  • October 04, 2018

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Obituary

Carl Otis Speed went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on October 4, 2018.  He was the son of Luther and Lillie Speed of Chatawa, Mississippi.  Carl Otis was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Toni Grand Speed, his sons Wade Warren Speed, and Douglas Carl Speed.  He is survived by two daughters Teri Speed Cumpton, MD and Carla Speed McNeil, along with four grandchildren.  He is loved, cherished, and missed, by a multitude of family and friends.

Carl Otis was known for his story telling, his football coaching years, mentoring young people, but most of all for his love.  He gave it freely and generously.

Carl and Toni opened their home so often to others, they finally built an additional wing to their home.  Anyone and everyone could come.  And they did.

Carl Otis loved to Bar-B-Q, catching and frying fish, hunting (with one bullet tucked safely in his pocket) because he just wanted an excuse to be in the woods.  He loved spending time with his friends, children and grandchildren telling stories of his childhood walking uphill both ways to school.  He loved solving the world’s problems first thing in the morning with his great friends at Lee’s.

Carl Otis, we miss you.

A service will be held at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church on November 11, 2018.  Visitation will begin at 1:30 PM, followed by the funeral service at 2:30 PM followed immediately by burial with Military Honors, please join us for a reception in the parish hall after.


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  1. 12 Oct 2018
    Brenda Roloff says:
    I am SO sorry to hear about the death of your father. When I first got to meet him at a reunion held at his home, he was SO welcoming! Him and your mother were both extremely kind people. I met both of you that year, also. I did not realize Terri that you live in Ocala, area. Our son lived there for several years and currently living south of there. Had we known you and your parents were in Ocala, we would have loved to meet and get to see all of you, again!
    Our prayers and thoughts will be for GOD to give each of you the strength you need to get through the loss of two parents so quickly.
    My mother was Elizabeth "Lorraine" Speed Meyer from Wisconsin.
    Do take care. Fred & Brenda Meyer Roloff

  2. 10 Oct 2018
    Laurie Speed says:
    I wish to offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of Carl Speed. I am married to one of his nephews. Uncle Carl was a hoot. His sense of humor is legendary. He is missed already.

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