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 Louis Speaker

Louis Speaker

Birth
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Aug 1993 (aged 82)
Hitchcock, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Burial Hitchcock, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 93226279 · View Source
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Mainland Funeral Home
Louis Speaker
HITCHCOCK — Louis Speaker, 82. a retired master carpenter and Construction Contractor, died at his residence on Aug. 7,1993, after a lengthy illness from a stroke he suffered eight years ago. Veterans of Foreign Wars graveside funeral services will be held Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Aug. 10, and a vigil by Sister Mary Ann will be held Aug. 10 at Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Mr. Speaker was born on Nov. 20,1910 in Galveston, to Fred and Alice Speaker. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, William, Theodore, Fredrick and Herman Speaker, and one sister, Mildred.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Agnes Mayeaux Speaker of Alta Loma, one son, David Louis Speaker of Hitchcock; one brother, George Speaker of Hitchcock.

Mr. Speaker was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943 and was shipped to the European Theatre during World War II. Three days after the invasion of Normandy, Speaker and his Co. A., 33rd Armored Engineer Battalion landed at Omaha Beach. He was wounded by German SS troopers in Holland and later fought at the Battle of the Bulge. His Army decorations include the Purple Heart, European Campaign Medal with four bronze stars, good conduct medal and World War II Victory Medal.

After the war Speaker went to work for the old Tin Smelter in Texas City and then started building houses for Gordon Latimer and other local contractors all over
Galveston County. James Crowder Funeral Home

Louis had one son, David.David did not have any children. David Memorial #51527458.



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  • Created by: Alice Speaker Jones
  • Added: 7 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93226279
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Speaker (20 Nov 1910–7 Aug 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93226279, citing Hayes Grace Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Galveston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Alice Speaker Jones (contributor 47269859) .