David L. Speed, age 64 of Grove, OK, passed away on Thursday December 31, 2020, at Freeman Hospital, following an illness.
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David was born on February 19, 1956 in Clinton, OK, the son of C. Leon and Lahoma (Shelton) Speed. He served his country in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He married Christy Petree on April 3, 1973. Together they were blessed with three children.
David worked as a truck driver for Sitton Motor Lines and for the City of Joplin as a heavy equipment operator.
He was a member of the Assemblies of God. He was also a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, boating, spending time with friends and family.
David is survived by his wife Christy Speed, Grove, OK; a daughter, Christina Senerchia and husband Steve, Joplin, MO; a son David Wayne Speed and wife Chasta, Seneca, MO.; his sister, Anita Price, Huntsville, AR.; and nine grandchildren; Brandon Speed, Brittany Weber, Zack Hendricks, Dustin Cross, Shane Hendricks, Catelynn Cross, Kelsey Wright, Dominic Senerchia and Ryan Senerchia.
He was preceded in death by a son, William “Bill” Speed, his mother, Lahoma Curnutte, and father, Leon Speed.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family visitation will be 6-7:00 p.m. Monday at Mason-Woodard Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.