Dean E. Speece, LCS ’79, passed away on August 2, 2018, at his residence.
He had dedicated over seventy years of his life to preaching, serving churches in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, Indiana, and Illinois. He also worked several years as a professor at Dallas Christian College. He began preaching at Kansas Christian Church in 1970 and spent the remainder of his life serving in that community. He was active in the Kansas Lions Club, served on the library board, was a police officer, and an EMT. Dean was also dedicated to the Boy Scouts, receiving numerous awards for his sixty plus years of leadership. He was a proud grandfather. He will be remembered as a friendly and outgoing person who loved people, had the ability to talk to anyone, and never met a stranger. He is survived by his four children, two siblings, nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.