Where is the Speer family from?

Where is the Speer family from?

Nashville, TN
Speer Family/Origin

Are any of the Speer family still alive?

Pearl and Logan Claborn died in 1979 and 1981 respectively. Mary Tom Speer-Reid died on September 16, 2014, aged 89. Ben Speer died on April 7, 2017 at age 86. A month later, Rosa Nell Speer-Powell, who was the last survivor of the original Speer Family, died on May 16, 2017 at the age of 94.

Who married Ben Speer?

Rebekah Longm. 2014–2017
Ben Speer/Spouse

What church did the Speer Family attend?

Nazarene church
Every morning Brock was away from the family, Dad Speer walked to the nearby Nazarene church and prayed for Brock’s safety with the church’s pastor. Brock discharged from the Army as a corporal. Family moved to Nashville, TN, for Brock to attend Trevecca Nazarene College on the G.I. Bill.

Did Ben Speer divorce his first wife?

Ben Lacy Speer (June 26, 1930 – April 7, 2017) was a singer, musician, music publisher, and record company executive….Ben Speer.

Ben Lacy Speer
Occupation Southern Gospel singer producer music director
Spouse(s) Mildred Aline Bradley Speer, (m. 1953-1993) Rebekah Long (m. 2014-2017)
Children 3

How old was Mary Tom Speer when she died?

89 years (1925–2014)
Mary Speer/Age at death

In what year did Tom’s wife Mary died of illness?

“They were proud of her–for she had been one of their own rank in the Newark shop and yet remained as gracious and friendly to them as ever.” Sadly, Mary’s health deteriorated and she died on August 9, 1884 at the age of 29.

When was Allison Durham Speer born?

Profile: American Christian singer, born April 20, 1965 in Danville?, Kentucky. Married to Brian Speer.

Who are the members of the Speer Family?

It was founded in 1921 by George Thomas (“Dad”) Speer (1891–1966), his wife, Lena Darling (“Mom”) Speer (née Brock; 1899–1967), and her sister and brother-in-law, Pearl Claborn (1902–1979) and Logan Claborn (William Logan Claborn; 1896–1981). This section does not cite any sources.

When did George Thomas Speer of the Speer Family Die?

George Thomas “Dad” Speer died in 1966 and Lena “Mom” Speer died in 1967. Pearl and Logan Claborn died in 1979 and 1981 respectively.

Who was the lead singer in the Speer Family?

The group’s concerts featured several duet songs by “Dad” and “Mom” Speer, and several songs with Brock singing alto and Rosa Nell singing lead. In 1934, “Dad” Speer accepted a full-time job with the Vaughan Music Company. This position afforded greater financial security for the family.

What kind of awards did the Speer Family get?

The Speer Family was the first group to receive the Gospel Music Association ‘s Lifetime Achievement Award. Other recognition for the Speers included inclusion in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, receiving the Southern Gospel Music Guild’s Heritage Award, and receiving 14 Dove Awards.