John H. Speaker, 77, of Williamsport passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Hospital. Born on July 18, 1942 in Shunk, he was the son of the late John (Jack) R. Speaker. and Ruth E. (Shadduck) Cook.
John was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1959 – 1967. He was a member of the Balls Mills United Methodist Church and enjoyed hunting.
John is survived by his wife of 55 years Colleen W. (Burkins) Speaker; a son, Todd S. (Sheila) Speaker of Cogan Station; a daughter, Teresa C. (Scott) Ashley of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Trevor R. Speaker, John R. Ashley, Sarah N. Ashley, and a great grandson, Grayson R. Ashley.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sisters, Patricia Speaker and Marion E. Higley; brother, Charles R. Speaker and a granddaughter, Amber L. Ashley.
A memorial service to honor the life of John will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove Rd., Cogan Station, PA 17728 with Rev. Chris Pfleegor officiating.
In Lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made in John’s memory to the church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. www.spitlerfuneralhome.com
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