Obituary: Charles Speight

Charles Thomas Speight, 85, of Rockingham, N.C., went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Mr. Speight was born February 16, 1930 in Richmond County, a son of the late Eli Ashworth and Rosa Terry Speight.

flagHe had served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, was an active member of West Rockingham Church of God where he had held several offices and had retired from the textile industry. He held a deep concern for others and was faithful to his wife, children, church and most importantly to his Savior.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Harvey and E.A. Jr. and sister, Louise Covington.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Sylvia Boyte Speight of the home; sons, Charles Thomas Speight, Jr. (Amanda) of Randleman, Ashworth Lee “Ashley” Speight (Denise) of Hamlet; grandchildren, Jared, Nikolas and Charlie; brothers, Brady Speight and Glenn Speight, both of Rockingham and sisters, Ruth Swails and Elizabeth “Sis” Stone, both of Rockingham.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of God of Prophecy, Flowers Street, Rockingham with Pastors Steve Gilmer, David Shankle and Bobby Haney officiating. Interment will follow in Richmond County Memorial Park.

The family will see friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the church and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to West Rockingham Church of God, 116 Garrett St., Rockingham,NC 28379.

Carter Funeral Home of Rockingham is assisting the Speight family.

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The Pee Dee Post
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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