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Herschel "Speedy" Haworth, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1922
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 2008
Springfield
Greene County
Missouri, USA

Singer and Musician. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Speedy was born as Herschel Haworth. He started singing and playing guitar at early age. Speedy did a radio show for the Colonial Baking Company in 1932. The same year he joined Slim Wilson and Aunt Martha at KWTO radio in Springfield, Missouri to become the Good Will Family, and later as part of the Tall Timber Band. He became a regular performer for ABC-TV's Ozark Jubilee from 1955 to 1960. The show had a weekly viewing audience of 25 million people. Speedy eventually moved to Nashville, Tennessee and recorded more than 60 country hit songs. Speedy worked with LeRoy Van Dyke and with Porter Wagoner on "Satisfied Mind" and "Company's Coming". He also toured with Red Foley and Rex Allen. Speedy had a gospel group called the Goodwill Trio for many years.


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Herschel Haworth, Jr. (May 16, 1922–February 26, 2008), better known as Speedy H...aworth, was an American guitarist and singer who was involved with the golden age of country music broadcasting in the Ozarks. He was a featured cast member of ABC-TV's Ozark Jubilee from 1955–1960 and is a member of the Missouri Country Music Hall of Fame.

Haworth, on electric guitar, was part of the original Porter Wagoner Trio with Don Warden (steel guitar). The group began touring, and 1954 brought Wagoner his first top 10 hit with "Company's Comin'". "A Satisfied Mind" came next, went to No. 1 for four weeks and stayed on the charts for more than eight months. In 1955, Wagoner also became a part of Ozark Jubilee, but on February 23, 1957 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee and joined the Grand Ole Opry. Haworth performed in Nashville with Wagoner, Rex Allen, and Leroy Van Dyke, but preferred living in Springfield. Haworth was later inducted into the Missouri Country Music Hall of Fame with Wagoner.

 
 
Burial:
Eastlawn Cemetery
Springfield
Greene County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: J. D. McConnell
Record added: Feb 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24906923
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- danhawkeye
 Added: Jul. 2, 2014
HERSCHEL I NEVER MET YOU ON THIS EARTH,BUT I HOPE TO MEET YOU IN HEAVEN SOMEDAY ,I KNOW YOU ARE PLAYING THAT GOLDEN GUITAR NOW AT JESUS FEET,YOUR MUSIC LIVES ON, FROM ONE MUSICAN TO ANOTHER,SWEET PEACE.
- JEFFREY L GARRETT SR
 Added: Nov. 10, 2010
In Loving memory of my papaw.
- Stephenie Parker
 Added: Aug. 9, 2010
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