Carl Speight

September 05, 2022

Carl Speight, 83, of Dadeville, Missouri, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2022 in the Dade County Nursing Home. He was born in Springfield, Missouri, on September 29, 1938, to Clinton and Lavonda (Hayward) Speight.

Carl was raised on the family farm and from a young age took an active role in the day-to-day operations. Carl graduated from Dadeville High School in 1956. He attended college in Rolla, Missouri, for two years before making the decision to return to Dadeville to pursue his true passion of farming.

On March 17, 1972, Carl married Loretta Potts and together they worked to expand the farming operation. Over the years, they transitioned to a purebred Charolais herd and sold breeding stock for over 35 years. Carl took great pride in the quality cattle he raised.

Carl was active in community affairs and a big supporter of the Dadeville School. He was a member of the Dadeville United Methodist Church, American International Charolais Association, the Grand Masonic Lodge, as well as Abou Ben Adhem Shriners.

Carl was preceded in death by his wife Loretta, his parents Clinton and Lavonda Speight and his sister, Ella Mae Vanhooser. He is survived by his brother, Dennis and wife Ann of Stafford, Virginia; brother-in-law Billy Vanhooser of Dadeville; nephews and nieces: Darrel Vanhooser and wife, Rene; Debbie Worthington and husband, Randy; Brad Vanhooser and wife, Susan; Megan Vogel and husband, Scott; Paula Crouch; and Kyle Speight and wife, Shannon; great nephews and nieces: Josh and Corry Worthington, Darris and Marsha Vanhooser, Nicole Vanhooser, Brian and Sarah Worthington, Dalton and Sandra Vanhooser, Ben and Audra Vanhooser, Andrew and Julie Vanhooser, Peyton Crouch, Caleb Crouch and Sebastian Vogel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at the Dadeville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Dadeville Masonic Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday morning at 10 a.m. until service time in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dadeville Masonic Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared at Services are under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.