Wain W. Speights
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery for Wain W. Speights, 75, of Columbia, who died on Sunday, July 26. Bro. Denny Patterson and Bro. Justin Cameron officiated at the services. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Wednesday, July 29 in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
As a longtime resident of Marion County, he was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. After spending 30 years as an oilfield mechanic for Exxon, he retired to tend to the garden he loved, as well as enjoy his love for hunting, fishing and riding his tractor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen Ellis and Geneva Speights; five sisters, Ann Bryant, Minnie Nell Douglas, Edna Earl Magee, Fannie Mae Delancey and Carrie Speights, and three brothers, Dewitt Speights, John D. Speights and Ellis Daniel Speights.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty Speights of Columbia; son, Greg Speights (Kerri) of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Tonya Speights of Columbia; two sisters, Helen Crout and Muriel McCain, both of Columbia; four grandchildren, Tyler Speights, Brandon Speights and Brooke Speights, all of Dallas, Texas, and Stephen James Tolar of Columbia, and one special brother-in-law, James Bryant of Columbia.
Pallbearers were Dan Speights, Ron Stringer, Tommy Graves, Tom Speights, George McCain, John Webster, Greg Manton and Wesley Bass. Honorary pallbearers were Stephen James Tolar, Brandon Speights and Tyler Speights.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warriors at woundedwarriors.org.
Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hathornfuneralhome.com.
Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements.