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Robert "R.C." Speights, Jr.

July 29, 1939 — October 9, 2020

Funeral services for Mr. R. C. Speights, Jr. will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 11, 2020, in the Saulters Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Speights, age 81, passed away from this life on Friday, October 9, 2020, at Jeff Davis Community Hospital in Prentiss. Dr. French Tripp and Brother Jimmy Magee will officiate. Interment will follow in Speights Cemetery in Bassfield. Saulters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Michael Thornton, Patrick Barnes, Connor Barnes, Cooper Darnell, Ronnie Graves, and Jason Polk. Robert Clyde "R. C." Speights, Jr. was born on July 29, 1939, in Bassfield to Robert Clyde Speights, Sr. and Elsie Bond Speights. Mr. Speights was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a graduate of Draughn’s Business School. Mr. Speights was the owner of Speights Cash & Carry for 50 years, establishing the business in 1970. He was a member of the Prentiss Baptist Church. R.C. Speights was preceded in death by his mother and father; 2 daughters, Kim Thornton and infant Teresa Joann Speights; 4 brothers, Jay Speights, Kenneth Speights, Doyle Speights and Darrell Speights. Mr. Speights is survived by his wife of 62 years, Tommie Speights of Prentiss; 2 daughters, Van Barnes (Shelly) of Prentiss and Carla Magee (Lance) of Prentiss;1 son-in-law, Mike Thornton of Prentiss; 6 grandchildren, Michael Thornton, Molli Thornton, Patrick Barnes, Connor Barnes, Macy Thornton and Cooper Darnell; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Douglas Speights (Cathy) of Atlanta and Hal Speights (Melanie) of Prentiss; and 1 sister, Carolyn Bass (Tommy) of Bassfield; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Visitation will be Sunday, October 11, 2020, from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm at Saulters Funeral Home. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com
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