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George Thomas "Dad" Speer
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1891
Fayetteville
Fayette County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1966
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

G.T. "Dad" Speer was the patriarch of the Singing Speer Family that paved the way for Southern Gospel Music. The musical tradition of the Speer Family started in 1921. G.T. and his wife Lena were singing school teachers and wrote an estimated 600 gospel songs.  
 
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 Parents:
  James Jackson Speer (1862 - 1933)
  Emley Wesley Davis Speer (1862 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Lena Darling Brock Speer (1900 - 1967)
 
 Children:
  Jackson Brock Speer (1920 - 1999)*
  Mary Tom Speer Reid (1925 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marvin Speer (1886 - 1886)*
  J. S. "Sam" Speer (1887 - 1965)*
  Melissa Speer (1889 - 1890)*
  George Thomas Speer (1891 - 1966)
  Ira Barnes Speer Aldridge (1893 - 1976)*
  Edward Elton Speer (1895 - 1967)*
  Fannie Belle Speer Cooper (1897 - 1992)*
  Mary Emmaline Speer Pharr (1900 - 1990)*
  Pearl Speer Claborn (1902 - 1979)*
  Emma L Speer Alford (1904 - 1976)**
  Bessie Speer (1906 - 1906)**
  Harry D Speer (1907 - 1972)**
  Roy J Speer (1909 - 1973)**
  Kate O. Wilson (1911 - 1947)**
  Alfred B Speer (1913 - 1978)**
  Clyde Speer (1916 - 1916)**
  Alma Speer King (1918 - 2002)**
  Mark J Speer (1921 - 1966)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: R.F.H.
Record added: Oct 20, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12118299
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