R. C. Speights Jr.

Published 2:10 pm Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Funeral services for Mr. R. C. Speights Jr. were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in the Saulters Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Speights, age 81, passed away from this life on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Jefferson Davis Community Hospital in Prentiss.  Dr. French Tripp and Brother Jimmy McGee officiated. Interment followed in Speights Cemetery in Bassfield.

Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Michael Thornton, Patrick Barnes, Connor Barnes, Cooper Darnell, Ronnie Graves and Jason Polk.

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Robert Clyde “R. C.” Speights Jr. was born on July 29, 1939, in Bassfield to Robert Clyde  Speights Sr. and Elsie Bond Speights. Mr. Speights was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a graduate of Draughn’s Business School. Mr. Speights was the owner of Speights Cash & Carry for 50 years, establishing the business in 1970. He was a member of the Prentiss Baptist Church.

R.C. Speights was preceded in death by his mother and father; two daughters, Kim Thornton and infant Teresa Joann Speights; 4 brothers, Jay Speights, Kenneth Speights, Doyle Speights and Darrell Speights.

Mr. Speights is survived by his wife of 62 years, Tommie Speights of Prentiss; two daughters, Van Barnes (Shelly) of Prentiss and Carla Magee (Lance) of Prentiss;  one son-in-law, Mike Thornton of Prentiss; six grandchildren, Michael Thornton, Molli Thornton, Patrick Barnes, Connor Barnes, Macy Thornton and Cooper Darnell; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Douglas Speights (Cathy) of Atlanta and Hal Speights (Melanie) of Prentiss; and one sister, Carolyn Bass (Tommy) of Bassfield as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Saulters Funeral Home.

Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com