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Glenn T. Speedy

Glenn T. Speedy, 70, of Zanesville, formerly of Carrollton, passed away peacefully at the home of his son in Carrollton May 27, 2010, following a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Born Nov. 1, 1939, in Bradford, PA, he was a son of Mary (Patterson) Speedy and the late Ben Speedy. His younger brother, Roy Speedy, preceded him on death on January 18, 1942.

 He was a 1957 graduate of Otto Township High School and a 1962 graduate of Clarion State Teachers College. Glenn taught for two years at Trafford High School before moving to Evansville, IN, where he worked for Calgon Corp. He then moved to Charleston, WV, to work for Halliburton as an engineer in the oil and gas industry. For a short time, he worked in Warren, PA, for NE Natural Gas Company as a field/production engineer. Before moving to Carrollton, he worked with his father and brother drilling water wells. In 1981, he moved to Zanesville to work as a District Engineer for Universal Well Services. In 1986, he bought his own tools and finished the remainder of his life drilling water wells. He completed his last well in September of 2009.

He was a member of the Jackson Masonic Lodge 85 in Brownsville and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 867, Zanesville. He enjoyed sharing meals with his friends at the Moose Lodge. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing golf with his Friday night golf league. Glenn was a very generous man, always giving of his time and self to others.

Glenn is survived by his mother, Mary Speedy of Carrollton; his brothers, Rex (Nelda) Speedy of Broken Arrow, OK, and Jack (Karen) Speedy of Carrollton; his son, Sean (Michelle) Speedy of Carrollton; his daughter, Kelly (Speedy) Vigne-Lee of Montana; and two grandsons, Ryan and Danny.

A memorial service was held Aug. 7 at Carrollton First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Loomis officiating. Arrangements were under the care and guidance of Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Carroll County, 1040 Trump Road, NW, Suite B, Carrollton, Ohio 44615.

 


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