Katy Funeral Home

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Homer D. "Bill" Speer

September 29, 1929November 5, 2019

Homer D. ‘Bill’ Speer, 90, of Katy, Texas, passed away peacefully at 7:30 AM on Tuesday November 5th. Bill was born in Hollis, Oklahoma, on September 29th, 1929 to Ray and Delia (Sapp) Speer. Bill was raised in Jal, New Mexico, and joined the Marine Corps in 1946. He met and married Dorothy Eloise Gullett of Kermit in 1948 and began a 40-year career in drilling fluid services. Bill worked throughout the U.S. and internationally, including assignments in Venezuela, Chile, and Libya.

In 1966 Bill and Eloise moved from Houston to England, where they were to spend the next 15 years. Bill was instrumental in setting up the first North Sea operations for IMCO Services, a division of Halliburton in Great Yarmouth. In 1971 they moved to London, where Bill became the Division Manager of IMCO Services U.K. They returned to the U.S. in 1981, where Bill was the Division Sales Manager for IMCO Services in New Orleans, La. After retirement in 1988, he and Eloise relocated to Katy in 1995.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Eloise, son Gregory Speer and wife Phyllis of Katy, grandson William Speer of Dallas, granddaughters: Samantha Speer of Dublin, CA., Stephanie Torres and Kimberley Bedell of Mineral Wells, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son Jack R. Speer.

Bill was a hardworking and fun loving individual; he enjoyed hunting and fishing and had an instant likability about him. He had a special affinity for all dogs, especially very large ones. Proud to be a 32nd degree Mason, he was a unique and gifted individual and we loved him dearly – he will always be our hero!

A private service is scheduled. Donations, if desired, can be made to the SPCA or a charity of your choice.


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Homer D. "Bill" Speer

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Doug and Carole Cole

November 10, 2019

Many fond memories of the many times Doug and his wife Jeanette (deceased), spent being with, and being entertained , by Bill and Eloise. Carole, Doug's current wife, also has many memories of Bill, who was her then husband's (Lyn Acker) boss. Doug and Carole send their deepest sympathy to Eloise and family and only wish this sympathy could be extended in person.

Patti Jones

November 9, 2019

I first met my future in-laws at Christmas 1979 when Jack took me to London to spend two weeks with his folks. Bill and Eloise were the most gracious and wonderful hosts. There are many memories made throughout the years from tubbing the Frio River to fishing in Lake Pontchartrain. We could always count on lively conversations - mostly political. This picture was taken at Thanksgiving 2013, the last time the family was together. I was proud to be a part of the Speer family. RIP Dad.