John Clifton Speelman

1943 - 2006

Minerva, Ohio

John Clifton Speelman, 63 of Minerva, passed away in his sleep, Friday August 25, 2006. John was born in Augusta, OH., on March 16, 1943 the son of the late John F. and Opal (Ramsey) Speelman.

He was a member of First Christian Church of Kensington, a Life Member of American Legion Post 35 and VFW Post 4120. He served as Commander for three years and was a past Commander of the American Legion. He was a member of the Augusta Volunteer Fire Department and a former Scoutmaster of Troop 151.

He served in the U.S. Navy for 24 years, retiring in 1986 as a Radioman Senior Chief.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Vicenta (Danga) Speelman; sons, John T. (Ginny) Speelman of East Canton, Michael A. (Hazel) Speelman of Minerva, Charles C. (Rachel) Speelman of Minerva; brother, Thomas Speelman of Dothan, AL. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Caleb Cesar, Domanick Ante and Raygan Alivia Speelman. He is preceded in death by sisters, Marjorie Dykes and Patricia Cox.

Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery Minerva, Ohio with Full Military honors.

Family requests donations to American Legion, c/o Carl Felgar, 501 Union Ave., Minerva, OH 44657 or Augusta Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 107, Augusta, OH 44607.