Jerry Loyd Speer, 70, of Lavaca died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Fort Smith. He was born Oct. 21, 1945, in Booneville. He was an Army National Guard veteran, worked for Arkansas Wilbert Vault Co. and Doric Vault Co. in Lavaca and was a Baptist.
He is survived by a stepdaughter, Heather Coughran of Roland; two sons, Paul Speer of Charleston and David Speer of Alma; a sister, Janet Roberts of Mena; two grandchildren; and a stepgrandchild.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston with noon burial with military honors at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
Pallbearers will be members of the Army Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Peachtree Hospice, 2910 Jenny Lind Road, No. 4 Fort Smith, AR 72901.