Ken G. Speck Mr. Ken G. Speck of Visalia passed away unexpectedly on Saturday March 16, 2013 in Tulare at the age of 49. Mr. Speck was born May 17, 1963 in Tokyo, Japan to Raymond and Tami Speck. Mr. Speck worked as a Field Technician for Citrus Research Board of Visalia and had worked early in his career as a Vector Control Operator for Tulare County Department of Agriculture. He attended and graduated from Lindsay High School Class of 1981. He was an avid Sprint and Midget car fan with his son, Jeramie and was part of the McQueen Racing Crew. Mr. Speck was previously a member of the David Prickett Racing team for many years and had many close friends on the racing circuit. He loved all sports, especially football and baseball, and spent years coaching youth teams and serving on booster clubs. Whether you knew him as Ken-bo, Ken or Kenny, he will be remembered for his big smile and ready, hearty laugh, his great sense of humor, his love of strange concoctions like bologna and white rice roll-ups, his aversion to long pants and his willingness to help everyone. Ken did not have strangers in his life; only friends he had not yet met. He will be best remembered as a loving "Papa", proud father, caring son, loyal brother and life-long friend. Ken's memory will be forever in our hearts. He is survived by his son, Jeramie Speck of Visalia; parents, Raymond and Tami of Menifee; a sister, Ramona Speck-Furness of Irvine; 2 step-sons, Jonathan and Jaycee Totty of Visalia; 2 step-daughters, Jessica Baca of Exeter, Jordon Totty of Visalia and 2 grandchildren, Madison Baca and Jaycie Hight. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel, followed by a private interment. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions can be sent to Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Mar. 20, 2013