Funeral services for Frank William “Bill” Speak, 80, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 15, 2016 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Speak passed away at 11:30 p.m., Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born January 17, 1936, at Salina, Kansas, to Guy Emberson Speak and Moreia Mills Speak. On November 8, 1960, he was married at Las Vegas, Nevada, to Mardeese “Mardi” Smith, who preceded him in death on February 19, 2001. He loved fishing, collecting knives, bowling, coin collecting and spending time with his family. Mr. Speak attended Central Calvary Baptist Church.
He is survived by five children, Deborah Hanson and husband, Mike, Batesville, Arkansas, William Speak, Conway, Arkansas, Tamara Crawford and husband, Stephen, Christiana, Tennessee, Cheryl Nail and husband, Tim, Conway, Arkansas and Candy Ellett, West Plains, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren, Matthew Hanson, Michael Hanson, Chris Hanson, Tiffany Neal, Timothy Emfinger, David Emfinger, Amanda Johnson, Ethan Crawford, Meagan Jossund, Brittany McMurphy, Shaun DeShazo, Angel Ellett and Danielle Ellett; twelve great-grandchildren, Krysen, Quetin, Dylan, Chloe, Maddie, Brylee, Emerson, Lyric, Lennyn, Kolton, Hadyn and Wesley; one brother, Bud Speak and wife, Linda, Springfield, Missouri; brother-in-law, Jack Smith, Wasilla, Alaska; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife and one brother, Jim Speak, precede him in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Homeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.