Ben Speer

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Gospel Singer
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Date of Birth June 23, 1930
Place of Birth Alabama
Date of Death Apr 7, 2017 (86)
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Ben Speer

Ben Lacy Speer was a singer, musician, music publisher, and record company executive. He sang for The Speer Family for most of his career. Speer later became the music director of the Gaither Homecoming programs. He was born in Double Springs, Alabama, the youngest child of Lena and G.T. Speer, who originally led the group, with Speer's siblings Brock Speer, Mary Tom Speer, and Rosa Nell Speer also participating. He died on April 7, 2017 after suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.

Born: June 26, 1930, Double Springs, AL
Died: April 07, 2017, Nashville, TN
Resting place: Woodlawn Cemetery, Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN
Occupation: Southern Gospel Singer, Producer, Music Director
Spouse(s): Mildred Aline Bradley Speer, (m. 1953-1993), Rebekah Long (m. 2014-2017)
Children: Stephen Speer, Lisa Speer Mena Harris, Darin Speer
Parent(s): G.T. and Lena Speer
Relatives: Brock Speer (brother), Mary Tom Speer Reid (sister), Rosa Nell Speer Powell (sister)
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About Ben Speer

Famous as a member of the Southern Gospel group The Speer Family, he was inducted into both the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in the 1990s. Between the 1950s and his retirement in the early 1990s, he recorded more than seventy albums with his family's band.

Ben Speer Before Fame

He started singing when he was only two years old and later developed his skills as a pianist and music arranger.

Achievement of Ben Speer

He founded a music publishing house called the Ben Speer Music Company and a Southern Gospel training program called Ben Speer's Stamps-Baxter School of Music.

Ben Speer Family Life

He spent his early days in Double Springs, Alabama. His parents Lena and G.T. Speer and his siblings Rosa, Mary, and Brock were all musicians and members of The Speer Family.

Associations of Ben Speer

He was born in the same year as fellow Southern Gospel singer George Younce.

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