Durwood Harold Speights
August 28, 2018
Mr. Durwood Harold Speights passed away, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in Lucedale, MS at the age of 84.
Durwood was born March 31, 1934 to Jesse and Lucille Speights in Bassfield, MS, where he grew up. Durwood played basketball at Pearl River Junior College and served in the United States Air Force as Airman 1st Class. He moved to the Pascagoula area in 1958 and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Pascagoula. He worked for 38 years at Paine Supply/Hughes Supply before retiring in 1996. He was an avid NASCAR fan and back in the day always enjoyed chatting on the C.B. Radio. He had a tremendous love for his family always courteous, supportive and a steadfast fixture in their life. Durwood was an absolute gentleman. After his retirement he could be found at Hardees for breakfast with his coffee buddies.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Rachel Speights of 60 years; siblings, Jesse Doyle Speights, Juanita Loreese Speights and Bennie Speights Kerley; and a grandson, Adam Wesley Speights.
He is survived by two children, Harold (Ninette) Speights of Hurley, MS and Cari Speights of Fountain Hills, AZ; two brothers, Larry (Sue) Speights of Satsuma, AL and David Speights of San Carlos, Mexico; grandchildren, Dustin (Emily) Speights and Christopher (Andrea) Speights both of Pascagoula and Dana Speights of Hurley , MS and many nieces, nephews , relatives and friends.
Visitation for Mr. Speights will be Friday, August 31, 2018 from 1-2:30pm at O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. Funeral Service will be Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Bassfield, MS. at 10:30am with a viewing at 10:00am.. Interment will follow at the church cemetery with military honors. Condolences may be expressed online at www.obryantokeefe.com.