Dennis Ray Speedy, 65, of Birdseye

Dennis Ray Speedy, 65, of Birdseye passed away on Monday September 9, 2019 at his home.

He was born on April 1, 1954 in Crawford County, Indiana to Richard and Nova M. (Wright) Speedy.

Dennis was baptized at Anderson Valley Christian Church in Birdseye. He worked for many years as a heavy equipment mechanic/operator and later at Atkins Construction. Dennis enjoyed hunting - no matter the season. He also loved to toss a line in the water and enjoy a cold one. Dennis loved family gatherings where he manned the grill. Before his failing health he loved his garden – “The Bigger the Better!”

He is preceded in death by his parents; Richard and Nova Speedy, 3 brothers; Robert (Bobby) Dean, Carthalous J. and Gary Donald, a son – in – law Tony Catt, and a sister- in – law Hazel Speedy.

Dennis is survived by his children; Denise Catt and Elizabeth “Beth” Brooking of Huntingburg, Terry (Ashley) Speedy of Otwell and Nathan (Amber) Ball of Winslow, 6 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren, his siblings; Marvin Speedy of Paoli, Linda F. Wyman (companion Harry) of Birdseye, Janet F. (Floyd) Atkins of Martinsville, Lester (Helen) Speedy of Eckerty, Nancy J. Lane of Eckerty, sister – in – law Marjorie Speedy of Eckerty, several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday September 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Denbo Funeral Home with Bro. Albert Madden officiating. Burial will follow at Potter’s Ridge Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday September 11, 2019 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M at Denbo Funeral Home, and again on Thursday from 10:00 until time of service.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Denbo Funeral Home in English, IN.