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Samuel Gregory Speed

May 10, 1949 ~ June 1, 2022 (age 73)

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Samuel Gregory Speed was born May 10, 1949, to Samuel Irving and Delma Mickens Speed in Cleveland, Ohio.  Delma later married James L. McMickle.  At an early age Sam accepted Christ at St. James AME Church and rededicated his life at Bethany Baptist Church.

     He attended Cleveland Public Schools and graduated from Glenville High School in June 1967, where he ran and lettered in track.  He received an Associate Business Degree from Cuyahoga Community College.  Sam served in the Army Reserves from 1969 to 1975. 

     Sam started his career as a Bookkeeping Clerk/Check Sorter at Society National Bank, which became Key Bank, for over twenty-five years.  He also worked with his parents at their farm, the Bee Zee Cleaners and Delma McMickle Income Tax Service.  Later, he owned and operated the businesses.

     In 1970, Sam married Carolyn E. White and to that union were born two children.  Erinn Camille and Michael Anthony.  Sam loved and nurtured his family.  He was a kind and jovial person with a gentle word to everyone and a tender smile.  He did not hesitate to help others.  Sam was a gardener, liked westerns and karate movies and enjoyed listening to music.

     In 1998, Sam suffered a debilitating illness.  However, God’s Grace and Mercy sustained him through it all!  Through these years, the faithfulness of Pastor Stephen Rowan, Bethany Baptist Church, family and friends honored and pleased God.  To God Be The Glory!

     Sam leaves to cherish his loving memories: wife, Carolyn Evangelia; daughter, Erinn Camille Speed; sons, Michael Anthony Speed of Milwaukee, WI; Kelvin Long; brother-in-law, Reverend Carl E. White (Arleen) of Tallahassee, FL; uncle, Eugene Mickens; grandchildren, Erinn Evangelia Robinson, Kylan Long; nephews, Aaron White (Kristin Brown) of Racine, WI; Eric White; niece, Shamera Dansby-White of Tallahassee, FL; great niece, Kendall White; great nephews, Kassius White, Kane White and a host of family members and friends.

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Services

Public Viewing
Thursday
June 16, 2022

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Main Location
2165 East 89th Street William F. Boyd Sr. Way
Cleveland, OH 44106

Family Visitation
Thursday
June 16, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Main Location
2165 East 89th Street William F. Boyd Sr. Way
Cleveland, OH 44106

Wake
Friday
June 17, 2022

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Bethany Baptist Church
1211 East 105th Street
Cleveland, OH 44108

Celebration of Life
Friday
June 17, 2022

10:30 AM
Bethany Baptist Church
1211 East 105th Street
Cleveland, OH 44108

Cemetery

Lake View Cemetery

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