David G.  Speas

Published 3:43 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2016

David G.  Speas, 79, of Cumberland, passed peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016, after an extended illness.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Samford Speas, his parents, Robert M. and Sarah Towe Speas, stepson, Mark Ellis and five siblings, Agnes Ogle, Marcus Speas, Lydia Waycaster, Garnett Speas and Forrest Waycaster.

Mr. Speas is survived by his children, Debbie Smith, Dyral Speas (Patty) and Judy Chambliss (Perry); stepdaughter, LaJuana Ellis, all of Cumberland; a brother, Bob (Emmett) Speas; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

A joint memorial service with his beloved wife, Doris, will be held May 7 at 1 p.m. at Jones Chapel Baptist Church.  Family will receive friends one hour before the service. 

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Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cumberland Rescue Squad or the Cumberland Fire Department.

The family invites everyone to the church fellowship hall for a time of food and fellowship following the service.

Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is serving the family. www.dunkumfuneralhome.com