George was born in Foster, Okla., Aug. 20, 1917, to George Carroll Speir and Molly Delanie Hatfield and passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 27, 2010. To his family George, will always be remembered as Willard.† Although only educated through the seventh grade in public schools as a child, he achieved a bachelorís degree in theology and Bible studies from Southwestern Bible College in Waxahachie in 1948 and a bachelorís degree in social studies with teaching certificate from Spring Arbor College in Michigan in 1970. Throughout his life he practiced ministry of the Gospel.† Before World War II, he practiced as an exhorter for ministers in the Rio Grande Valley. Drafted into the U.S. Army before the war, he was a medical corpsman in Texas military hospitals. Following the war and graduation from Southwestern Bible College and marriage to Lucille Houseman. They relocated to Michigan where he worked in the supply ministry for many years, culminating in full time ministry at Reading, Mich. for the Assemblies of God.†
He also worked in the industrial shops in Muskegon Mich. for 15 years and taught school for a period. He and his lifemate wife, Lucille, managed Star Commonweath Youth Home for Boys in Michigan. They have lived in Midlothian since 1995. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at Midlothian Funeral Home.† Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the Midlothian Funeral Home. Interment followed at Moore Memorial Garden, Arlington, Texas.†
Arrangements by Midlothian Funeral Home, 200 E. Avenue E,
Midlothian, Texas† 76065