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05/24/1943 — 08/26/2019
From Richland, WA | Born in Rochester, NY
Lee E. Speer Jr. died on August 26, 2019.
He was born in Rochester, NY. In 1948, when he was a boy, his father Lee Sr. accepted a job with Hanford. My dad, his parents, and his maternal grandmother moved to Richland, WA.
His sister, Regina, was born in Richland, WA.
Dad graduated from Columbia (Richland) High School and Columbia Basin College.
When he was a student at Eastern Washington University, he was drafted into the Vietnam War.
After he was discharged, from the army, he returned to college, and married Anna Glover Speer.
He was a teacher at Ki-Be High School and Kennewick High School.
Lee is survived by his sister Regina and daughter Suzanne.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lee Sr. and Helen, and his wife Anna.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Richland Rehabilitation Center & Prestige Assisted Living, 1745 Pike Ave., Richland, WA 99354.
Miss you my old friend
In my wedding
Ran hard in is
I was saddened to hear of Lee’s passing. It was a privilege to know him. He had a beautiful singing voice that would echo in the room and down the hall and brighten everyones day.
One of my favorite teachers and very brave to get in a car with me. Great man who will be missed.
So sorry for your loss, Suzie….
Mr. Speer was cool!! I only got to take one class from him but never forgot him. He was definitely one of my favorite teachers at Kennewick High School (it’s a short list). RIP Mr. Speer.
Mr. Speer was one of my favorite teachers. He taught accounting at Kennewick High School. Many years later i had the pleasure of getting to know his daughter Suzanne (Suzie). Wonderful people.
Lee, it is a very sad time that we say goodbye to one of the most special people I have ever known. You were always there for all our family get togethers when I was growing up and those times I will cherish as some of the best times of my life! I hope now you are no longer in pain and are free to catch up with those who went before you! Love you, Kimberly Hoff
RIP Lee. I will always cherish the fond memories I have of the wonderful, fun times we spent together in our youth and throughout our teaching careers. You were a great friend to me and loved by every member of my family. The many great times JoAnn, Anna, You and I had will be with me forever. Your friendship and fun sense of humor will be missed. Love You! Dean