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Walter Dale Speer, 90, of Martinsville

Walter Dale Speer, 90, of Martinsville, passed away Friday evening, July 19, 2013 at Franklin United Methodist Community.

Dale was born in Bedford Feb. 13, 1923 to the late Lloyd S. and Essie Daye (Horner) Speer. He was a 1942 graduate of Shawswick High School in Bedford and went on to serve as a specialist first class with the United States Army. Dale retired as a salesman in 1976 from Union Special Sewing Machine Company after 20 years of service. Prior to that, he was the plant manager for Gordon Manufacturing Company in Louisville, Ky.

While living in Martinsville, Dale was involved in activities at the Ken Mar Senior Living Community. He attended church at Ken Mar Chapel and was a former elder, treasurer and vice president of the Ken Mar Council. Dale also was active in the Morgantown Senior Center. He enjoyed writing letters to many pen pals, entertaining the ladies and playing euchre.

He will be remembered by his sister, Georgia Faye Henderson of New Albany; sister-in-law, Nadine Speer of Morgantown; nieces and nephews, Virginia Ratliff of Morgantown, Denny Speer of Isle of Palm, S.C., David Speer of Morgantown, Stephen Speer of Hot Springs, Ark., Elizabeth Wilson of Amity, Emily Rusher of Trafalgar, Patricia Sebesky of Franklin, Amy Sichting of Morgantown, Roger Henderson of New Albany and Jordan Henderson of Dayton, Ohio; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Dale was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Speer.

The Rev. Jeanna Chadder will conduct a funeral service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at Meredith–Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends can call from 5 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Military rites will be presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guards following the funeral service.  Burial will be at Fairview Church Cemetery in Bedford.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Dale to Indiana Salvation Army, 3100 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Speer family at www.meredith-clark.com.

  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane