UPDATE: According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Stephen Speer was pronounced deceased on September 7th by Dr. Robert Johnson at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. According to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel he is survived by his parents, Aaron and Wendy Speer; two sisters, Lisa Speer of Broken Arrow, OK and Rebecca Speer of Lebanon, MO; Paternal Grandmother, Phyllis Speer and Maternal Grandmother, Brenda Piercy, both of Lebanon; one niece, Kamilla Nelson; aunts and uncles, Randy and Donna Speer, Roger and Kim Speer, Sherry and Gary Lesemann, Sterling Kinston and Ben Piercy all of Lebanon, MO; Onica and Mike Dollins of Florida; and Tony and Laura Piercy of Versailles, MO; several cousins; other relatives and many dear friends.
He is preceded in death by his two grandfathers, Darrell Speer and Willie A. Piercy.
Visitation is set September 12th at 5pm and the memorial service will be held Thursday at 11am at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel.
A GoFundMe account has been established here.
The following is from that page:
“Aaron Speer has been an employee for Lindsay Chevrolet for over 20 years. He has always been a dedicated worker and family man. He is our most experienced and veteran lube technician who is constantly requested by his many loyal clients. Aaron has done everything he can to provide for his wife and kids throughout the years. His wife, Wendy, is currently battling cancer and has been for the last few years. The financial struggles of her medical bills have been overwhelming, but somehow they were surviving. On Saturday, September 1, 2018, their 19 year old son Stephen was in a horrific car accident. Stephen had to be air lifted to the ER. Unfortunately, he is currently unconscious and in intensive care. The family already had difficulty being able to financially fund Wendy’s cancer treatments, now the odds seem to be insurmountable and the bills keep piling up for the Speer family. His work family is trying to raise as much money as possible, as well as local churches to help the Speer family pay for essential and immediate needs. Your kindness and generosity would be greatly appreciated as well.”
LEBANON, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says two Lebanon teens were injured in a Saturday afternoon crash on Nightingale Drive.
Brendan Rumbaugh, 18, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield with moderate injuries. He was the occupant of a pickup driven by Stephen Speer, 19, was taken by air ambulance after the crash to Springfield. His injuries were described as serious. Neither were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash according to the patrol.
Troopers say Speer went off the right side of the road and then returned to the roadway. He then overcorrected running of the road again and striking a tree and fenceline. Speer was partially ejected from the vehicle.
The 2004 Ford Ranger was a total loss.
Trooper Stauffer responded at 3:16 pm.