Harry M. Speights

Published 10:14 am Friday, March 7, 2014

Funeral services with honors were held February 24, 2014, at Bunker Hill Baptist Church in Columbia, for Mr. Harry M. Speights, age 64, of Mooresburg, TN, formerly of Carson, MS, who passed away on February 19. Interment followed at Hathorn Cemetery in Bassfield, MS. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

Rev. Randy Gardner officiated. Pallbearers were Howard Parish, David Berry, Mark Berry, Mike Berry, Kenny Speights and Curtis Bonger.

A native of Jefferson Davis County, Harry Malcolm Speights was born on August 31, 1949. He was the son of Malcolm Speights and Willie Agnes Polk Speights. He enlisted in the US Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He attended Pearl River Community College, USM and was currently working on his Master’s degree in industrial engineering.

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He served as a game warden with the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks for 25 years. He also served for two years as a justice court judge in Jefferson Davis County. He was a member of the American Legion and was a volunteer teacher for hunter safety classes in Tennessee. He was a member of Carson Baptist Church and had attended Bunker Hill Baptist for several years.

Mr. Speights is survived by his wife, Faye Dyess Speights of Mooresburg, TN; his son, Matthew Speights of Mascot, TN; his daughter, Lacey Elam of Mooresburg, TN; his five grandchildren; his sisters, Kitty Berteau of Carson, Martha Speights of Prentiss, and Susan Todd of Dixie; and special friends, Johnny & Mary Collins, Donna Mckee, and Howard & Barbara Parish.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.ecaware.org or www.fightec.org.