James L. Speakes
07/25/1937 - 07/19/2021
Obituary For James L. Speakes
James L. Speakes age 83 of Milford passed away on Monday July 19, 2021. He was born on July 25, 1937 the son of the late John and Louise (nee Kohus) Speakes. James was married to Mary Speakes for over 30 years and she preceded him in death in 2014. He is survived by three children Helen Saylor, Jimmy (Lori) Speakes, and Angela (Bryan) Wolford; three stepchildren Thelma Roy, Robert (Dorothy) Saxon, and Jason (Heather) Saxon; eighteen grandchildren including three special grandchildren Haley, Autumn, and JJ; one sister Rosalind (the late Bob) Renzi; one stepdaughter in law Leslie Saxon. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, other family and close friends. He was also preceded in death by two stepchildren Dean Saxon, and Marie Burnett; seven siblings Donald Speakes, Jack Speakes, Roger Speakes, Jerry Speakes, Mickey Speakes, Mary Wager, and Marylou Perry. Visitation will be on Friday July 23, 2021 at THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4, Fairfield from 9:00AM until the time of the funeral at 11:00AM. Burial to follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Online condolences can be made at www.websterfuneralhomes.com
I love you very much and the loss of your gentle kindness has left us empty. I wish there had been less miles between us and more time to share. I know my Daddy is glad you are in heaven finally he has been waiting for you so long. We will miss you deeply my dear Uncle rest now perfect in the arms of our Lord. Amen 🙏
Helen, Jimmy, and Angela I can't imagine how difficult this is for you right now and for your families. Uncle Jimmy is a good man. I loved being able to spend time visiting the graves together with him and dad. I love the family reunions and the energy to continue to work and enjoy life every day. Love you and praying for you all. I remember dad saying how Uncle Jimmy was a straight A student in school. I remember how he would talk about the memories when they were young and used to get into trouble as boys do. I pray you remember the good times. Love you all.
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