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Duell Speegle, 88, of Birmingham, passed away peacefully Jan. 23, 2018, surrounded by his family and friends.
Duell was born in Cullman to Isaac and Nervie Speegle on Aug. 6, 1929. He attended Cullman High School where he met his wife Gilda and would have celebrated their 68th anniversary in February. He went on to join the United States Air Force. He later owned and operated S&S Appliances for 60 successful years. He was a devout member of Shades Crest Baptist Church. He enjoyed raising cattle, playing golf, and most of all spending time with his family.
Duell was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, three brothers and a granddaughter.
Duell is survived by his wife, Gilda Williford Speegle; sister, Hazel Rushing; brothers, Dorman (Dorothy) Speegle and Ray Speegle; daughters, Pam (David) Hagan; Marcia (Tim) Powers; Melanie (Mike) Fickling; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Duell's life will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Pelham, with visitation one hour prior. Burial to follow in Southern Heritage Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shades Crest Baptist Church Building Fund, 452 Park Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35226 or The Big Oak Ranch, PO Box 507, Springville, AL 35146. Condolences may be left on Duell's online guestbook at southernheritagefunerals.com.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dora Wheeler, Ruth Ingram and Kindred Hospice for their compassionate support in his final days.
Published on January 25, 2018
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