Stephen Speer

Died: June 19, 2020
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Stephen P. Speer, 69, of Sherrodsville, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 in Community Hospice, Truman House at New Philadelphia, following a period of declining health.

Born in Dayton, he was the son of the late Tilmon Wesley and Norma June (Plotts) Speer. Stephen was a graduate of Kent State University and the own…

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Stephen P. Speer, 69, of Sherrodsville, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 in Community Hospice, Truman House at New Philadelphia, following a period of declining health.

Born in Dayton, he was the son of the late Tilmon Wesley and Norma June (Plotts) Speer. Stephen was a graduate of Kent State University and the owner and operator of the former Velvet Rail Billiards at Dover.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue (Knott) Speer of the residence; a son, Joshua Stephen (Cat) Speer and three grandchildren, Samantha June Speer, Jeromy Tilmon Speer and Steven Robert Speer of Dover; a step-son, Jeffrey (Alexis) Moser of Kidron; and three brothers, David (Penny) Speer of New Philadelphia, Rand Speer of Columbus and Philip (Doreen) Speer of Canton.

In addition to his parents, a son, Jeromy Paul Speer, also preceded him in death.

In keeping with his wishes, Stephen is to be cremated through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and a private family service is to be held at a later date.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice, Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Joshua Speer posted on 6/28/20

Dad.. I will miss you forever. Your grandkids will carry on your legacy.

 

Theresa O'Neill Franclemont posted on 6/25/20

I am so very sorry. He had such a beautiful soul, and kind hearted heart. Linda, I will keep you in my prayers.

 

Travis Steffl posted on 6/22/20

Some really good times were had by myself and friends at The Velvet Rail. I hadn’t thought of that place in years. It brought back memories. We loved it there in the early 90”s. Our deepest sympathy for you all.

 

Heather Grimm posted on 6/22/20

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Steve was a huge part of my life for such a long time and then life happened. I will always have fond memories of him and his shenanigans at the Velvet Rail. He cared about all of his patrons like family and we will miss him dearly.

 

Barry and Sue Williams posted on 6/22/20

Steve was a good friend from school and Barry worked with him at Barnett such a good guy RIP

 

Ed Moyer posted on 6/22/20

Steve will be missed. He was a large part of my late childhood days I spent at his business at The Velvet Rail. He loved the regular crowds that frequented his business and we loved him. We talk about those times to this day. He touched many local pool players lives for sure. RIP my friend. Ed Moyer.

 

david felgenhauer posted on 6/22/20

good man

 

Amanda Byrd posted on 6/21/20

Stephen was such a sweet man! He was always joking and had a good attitude about everything when I would see him. Thinking of the family.

 

Kenny Hamlin posted on 6/21/20

So many memories way to many to even come close to naming them all. 14 years old playing pool and Steve helping and teaching us kids. Biggest heart a person could possibly have. Rest easy my old friend you will be greatly missed. And to Steve's family I'm so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all

 

Angel Ray posted on 6/21/20

The Ray family sends our condolences and sympathy on your loss. We send prayers on healing to your family during this tough time.

 

Brandon Haney posted on 6/21/20

I am so sorry to hear this. Steve always treated us kids that came to The Rail like we were his own. He will be greatly missed.

 

Laura Eberly posted on 6/21/20

We will miss you Steve

 

Bob Patterson posted on 6/21/20

Steve was a great friend. We had good times in high school and after. Rest in peace my friend.

 

Julieanne Wallace Hoffman posted on 6/21/20

Always remember Steve as a kind person and lucky to call him a friend when we were in high school.

 

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