James R. Speer, 81, died Oct. 8, 2005 at his home in Payson. He was born Sept. 4, 1924 in Lansing, Mich.
Mr. Speer was a World War II veteran. He was a resident of Payson for the past eight years and a former resident of San Antonio, Texas.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Geraldine R. Speer; sons: Thomas J. Speer, and James E. (Christine) Speer; grandchildren: TJ, Ross, Andrew, Elizabeth, James W. and Annie.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert S. Speer.
No service is planned.
Donations may be sent to the Guardian Angels Support Rehab Program with the Payson Fire Department.