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Sapulpa Herald, Creek Co., OK
MASSANETTA SPRINGS, Va. - Memorial service for former Sapulpan Frederick Bruce
Speakman will be Thursday at Massanutten Presbyterian Church in Virginia.
Dr. Speakman died Feb 26 at his home in Massanetta Springs.
He was born Sep 26, 1918, in Chandler, and was the son of the late Streeter and
Leslie Billingslea Speakman.
He attended Sapulpa schools and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in
letters from the University of Oklahoma. He also was a member of Phi Beta Kappa
and Sigma Gnu fraternity.
Dr. Speakman also received a master's degree in classical languages from Harvard
University, and his doctorate from Princeton Seminary, graduating magna cum
Dr. Speakman served Presbyterian pastorates in East Orange, N.J., Dayton, Ohio
and Pittsburgh, Pa. He also had three books of his sermons published nationally.
He married Zoe Jarred on Dec 25, 1941.
Survivors include wife Zoe; sons Fred, Jr., Bullhead, Ariz., and Stephen of
Harrisonburg, VA; daughter Mrs. Steve (Janet) Metcalfe of Buffalo, NY; brother
Streeter Speakman of Sapulpa; and seven grandchildren.