Homer E (Buster) Speir Jr passed away April 26th. He leaves behind his 3 sons, Ryan (Norady) Speir, Richard Speir and Russell Speir, 2 Grandsons Sikes and James, Nephew Will Speir, Sister Jeanne (Steve) Hamilton and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved father Homer E (Buster) Speir and his brother Andy Speir. Although he and his wife Candace Coker Speir divorced some years ago they stayed quite close. After the divorce Dad had a girlfriend or 10 but he always loved Momma, he never would remarry. He spent most of his life working for his Dad at the family auto parts store in Valley 6 days a week. He was a prolific Hunter and Fisherman. He was a winning tournament angler with the BASS and Redman tournament trails. He hunted everything from whitetails to moose from south Florida to Alberta Canada. He should be best known as a great father to his boys who he raised on deer meat and spotted bass filets. To say he was a colorful character is putting it mildly. He had a million stories, mostly true, the movie "Big Fish" fits him perfectly. He spent the years after his parts store days as a fishing and hunting guide. He dearly loved Auburn University sports. He went to his grave with his head held high that the University of Alabama motto he despised so much never crossed his lips. As Frank Sinatra said he lived life his way, and is greatly missed. The family owes a debt of gratitude to his friends (family really) who were at the hospital with him almost daily, Buddy Wall, Jonny Washburn, Joe Edwards and Bert. I am truly sorry I don't have the space to thank everyone personally, who came to see him and brightened up his last days. Instead of flowers please donate to the Bethany House or EAMC in his name. His memorial service will be held at Blanton Baptist Church at a date to be announced. If you can't make the memorial take a kid fishing or hunting, he will be there with you.