Entry Date: 43

Exit Date: 45


Squad: 111

Status: D: 04/11/2014

“Norwood LeRoy Speary , age 90, of Homosassa, Florida…. was born July 14, 1923 in Marcus Hook, PA, son of Roy and Selina (Millington) Speary. He died April 11, 2014 under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County and his family. Mr. Speary was a US Navy veteran serving during WWII in both theaters of combat. He retired as a Fire Inspector for the City of St. Petersburg and moved to Homosassa in 1974. Mr. Speary was a member of First United Methodist Church, Homosassa. He is survived by his wife of 68 years: Clara Evelyne Speary, Homosassa; a son: Kirk Roy Speary, Round Rock, TX; 2 daughters: Sherry Lee Gianakas, Lake City, FL; Dareen Lee McCall, Jacksonville, FL, 9 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory.

On June 8, 2014, “”Bud”” Mills wrote: “”Sunset came on April 22, 2013 for Norwood L. Sperry, AOM, joining many of his buddies from Crew 5, VPB 111, VPB 11, who have gone on before. Norwood L. Sperry, AOMc3, member of Crew 5, born July 14, 1923, died April 11, 2014 in Homosassa, Florida. Burial at Bushnell National Cemetery, Florida. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 69 years, Three loving children, two daughters and one son, grand children and great grand children, many friends and firefighters. He is remembered by his fellow crew men from Crew 5, with love and respect; H. H. Ashton, Lt(jg), Leonetti, Sam AMM2c. Mills, F. K. “Bud” AOM 1c. Always proud to have served with him and proud to be his friend. ”