Mar. 10, 1891 Fayetteville Fayette County Georgia, USA
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.