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Donald Lee Speas

August 7, 1948 — March 7, 2024

Cumberland, VA

Donald Lee Speas, age 75 of Cumberland, Virginia passed away Thursday, March 7, 2024. Donald was
born to the late Orburn Lee Speas and Shirley Rose Speas of Cumberland. A 1996 Graduate of
Cumberland High School, Donald worked his early years as General Manager of Cumberland Restaurant
and later as Proprietor of O. L. Speas Hardware in Cumberland.
Donald served tiredly and with great joy as a member and officer of the Cumberland Volunteer Fire
Department for over 39 years. Always in tuned with the local fire scanner, Donald was ready and willing
to respond day or night to the needs of his community.
In addition to his devotion to the Cumberland Fire Department, Donald was a member of the
Cumberland Masonic organization and a devoted member of the Cumberland Hunting Party on Goshen
Road in Cumberland. He loved the fellowship, the sharing of stories and great meals that the hunt club
often had.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his sister Shirley Ann, his brother Bruce,
his niece Zoe Speas and his sister-in-law Cathy Speas.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 2 P.M. at Oak Grove Babtist Church
Cemetery, Cartersville Road, Cumberland, Virginia. Shorter Funeral Home is serving the family.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Cumberland Volunteer Fire department is encouraged.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donald Lee Speas, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

Cartersville Rd, Cumberland, VA

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