Rev. Marvin E. “Pete” Speakman, 83, of Grove City, formerly of Chillicothe, died 6:17 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in the Monterey Care Center in Grove City following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Chillicothe, to the late Raymond and Lillian Bennett Speakman.
On Sept. 3, 1955, he married the former Barbara M. Jordan, who died July 14, 2006.
Surviving are a son, Chris (Nancy) Speakman of Chillicothe; daughters, Mary E. (Khaled) Makni of Grove City and Patricia J. (David) Dennewitz of Kingston; grandchildren, Timmy (Meredith) Payne, Tony (Amanda) Payne, Tricia (Tom) McGraw, Tara Payne, Norman James Howard Jr., Sarah (Greg) Rairdon, Chrissy Makni and Johnathon Makni; step-grandchildren, Mariam (Adam) Ashba, Sarai (Jared) Hathaway and Naomi (Nick) Hoppel; great-grandchildren, Kody, Kaleb, Camaro, Chevelle, Tyler, Blayke, Brysen, Remington, Riley, Kelsey, Kassey, Kinley, Audrey, Sophia, Katherine, Aston, Carolina, Lillian and Raelen; a great-great-grandson, Karter; brothers, Johnny (June) Speakman and Herschel (Carol) Speakman; sisters, Wanda Tackett, Mona (Ray) Stevens, Marcella Speakman and Jeannie (Dave) Stevens; brothers-in-law, Callie Jordan, David Jordan, Mike (Sandy) Jordan and Rob (Trudy) Jordan; sisters-in-law, Rita Combs, Nancy Cox, Judy (Jan) Sands and Thelma (Jim) Detty; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his loving son, John E. Speakman; sisters, Leona Speakman and Helen Hall; and brothers, Jack, Norman and Harold “Skeeter” Speakman.
Pete served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ in Christian Union. Pete retired from Chillicothe City Schools.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Jefferson Avenue CCCU with Pastor Mark Clendaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Church Cemetery on US Route 50 East, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal