truman  speece, jr.
Truman Abraham “Bud” Speece, Jr. died Sunday, December 13, 2020, from complications of Covid 19. He was 78 years old. He was born in Wheeling, WV, on March 10, 1942, one of seven children born to Truman Abraham and Goldie A. Hisom Speece, Sr. Bud, as he was known to his family and friends, served his country in the United States Army from October 21, 1960, until October 20, 1966. Bud worked many jobs throughout his career, most notably were the jobs at Brooke/Crescent Glass Company, where he met his wife, Mary, and Follansbee Sheet Metal. Bud was a longtime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Moose Lodge. Bud loved the outdoors and took advantage of our area’s natural resources for hunting, fishing, and camping. In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his brothers, Emmett and Thurman “Red” Speece; and his sisters, Hilda Christopher, Carmen Mozena, and Brenda “Joy” Black. Bud will be remembered with love by his wife, of forty-five years, Mary Gray Speece, his son, Truman C. “Kit” Speece (Cindy); his step-son, Calvin Eaton, his daughter, Dee Dee Mae Morris (John), and his sister, Glenda Gregg (Dennis). There will be no visitation. Cremation arrangements are with the care of the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Share tributes and memories at 304 748-3219.

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  1. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Truman Abraham Speece, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Truman Abraham Speece, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

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