OBITUARY

Douglas Raymond Speeler Sr.

September 24, 1938January 9, 2019
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Douglas Raymond Speeler, 80. Douglas Raymond Speeler, 80 years old passed away January 9th, 2019. The celebration of life will be held on Saturday January 19th at The Sylvan Abby Funeral Home at 12:00pm. 2853 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater, Florida. Douglas was born on September 24th 1938 in St. Louis Missouri. He attended Boga Ciega high school and became a successful business owner in the Marine Construction Industry. Doug Speeler spent 60 years developing and perfecting the industry through hard work, political savvy and developing life long relationships. He served as an expert witness in Florida Courts, gave testimony before Municipal Governments, County Board of Commissioners, and the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida sitting as the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. He also served as an Officer on the Executive Committee of the Florida Marine Contactors Association. Douglas was married to Renee Speeler on October 15, 1978. They were married for 40 years. Douglas enjoyed his work, boating, fishing, golfing, spending time at his river house in Welaka, FL and spending time with family and friends. Douglas is survived by his wife Renee Speeler of Clearwater, FL, his children; Marguerite Lucas of Mandeville, LA, Mark Speeler of St. Petersburg, FL, Doug Speeler Jr of Madeira Beach, FL and Krystal Speeler of Seminole, FL, his grandchildren; Pauline Walker of Pittsburgh, PA, Michael Paul Maiello Jr, Barbara and Lucas Speeler all of St. Petersburg, FL, Ocean Speeler of Madeira Beach, FL, Jeffrey Brown and Alec Dockree,of Seminole, FL and his great-grandchildren; Raffaele Maiello and Henry Litton, his brothers; Dennis Speeler and Clayton Speeler of St. Louis, MO, his sister; Margo Kidushim, of LaCanada, CA, several nieces and nephews; and many relatives and friends. Douglas is preceded in death by his parents, Pauline Speeler and William Speeler, his biological father Joe Page, his grandparents Katherine and Raymond Winther, and his brother Martin Speeler. .

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Douglas Raymond Speeler Sr.

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Christina "Blondie" Cashman

January 17, 2019

DON TUREK

January 14, 2019

My sympathies to the Speeler clan with Dougs passing.
Doug was definitely the Godfather of our Pinellas County Dock building community for many years and a true leader when we needed him most navigating the State and Corps regulations that have so affected our industry. We will be forever grateful for his hard work.
Rest in Peace,
Don Turek
(formerly of Gulfside Docks Corp. )

Cheryl Johnson

January 13, 2019

Renee, family and friends you have my deepest sympathy during this sad and difficult time. Please find comfort from Isaiah 33:24 - "And no resident will say: I am sick.” God never intended mankind to get sick, grow old or die. Rev 21:4 "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” 1 Corinthians 15:26 "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." Soon almighty God, Jehovah promises to resurrect those lost in death. (John 5:28,29) So while you grieve now for Douglas, allow God’s word to comfort and stregthen you while you eagerly await the day you can see him once again. The best is yet to come!

Evelyn and Marilyn Judah

January 13, 2019

Doug, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Conrad and Kathy Johnson

January 11, 2019

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Always a big smile and welcoming friendly hello! Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

Al Lees

January 10, 2019

55+ years of friendship with many happy memories . Our deepest sympathy to Renee and the family.

Al and Sue Lees and family

Ossie Beasley

January 10, 2019

Ossie & Cindy Beasley of Floral City, FL, send their heartfelt condolences and prayers for peace to the Speeler family at this time.

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