William Robert (Bob) Speedy passed away at home in Bainbridge, IN surrounded by family on August 24, 2021 at the age of 89.
He was born to William Carl Speedy and Mary (Edwards) Speedy on April 7, 1932. Both preceded him in death. He was also preceded by siblings-Carolyn Cummings; Ronald Speedy; grandson-JT Speedy; great grandson-Kace Schroer.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Felice (Fallowfield) Speedy, whom he married on June 27, 1964. Also surviving are their children: Robert Speedy (Bainbridge); Stacey Speedy Monnett (Clayton); Ronald Speedy (Port Charlotte, FL); and Ryan(Nikki) Speedy (Mooresville); siblings: Wayne Speedy; Roselyn Wild. Known as "Papaw" to his 12 grandchildren: Kyle Schroer(Jena), Kristen Ferran(Travis), Heather Martindale(Brian), Mariah Thompson(Jake), Kole Schroer(Ashlee), Jordan Speedy(Kyle), Abbigail Speedy, Kade Schroer, Justin Speedy, Austin Speedy(Shayna), RJ Speedy, Jackson Speedy(Olivia). He is also lovingly remembered as "Papaw Great" to 11 great grandchildren.
Bob was a graduate of Southport High School, Class of 1950, and enlisted in the US Navy where he proudly served during the Korean Conflict.
Upon his return from service he found his niche in construction, where he worked for various building contractors for several years. His mind was always spinning with construction and remodeling ideas, but found his truest love in millwork where he custom made several items for family and friends.
He was known and loved by many for always having and sharing his opinions whether you wanted to hear them or not. In addition to his earnest love and dedication to being around his family as much as possible, he also enjoyed auctioning, antiquing, and visiting the horse track.
Per his request, his ashes are to be spread in the Pacific Ocean from the Naval Base of San Diego, CA. Please feel free to contact the family for any additional service information.
Published by Legacy on Aug. 27, 2021.
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