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Speed "Emory" Close

July 21, 1952 — May 11, 2022

Mr. Speed “Emory” LeRoy Close Sr., 69, of Vassar, went to join his beloved son, Torrey, into the heavenly world on May 11, 2022 with his family by his side at St. Mary’s of Saginaw.

Speed was born on July 21, 1952, in Flint, MI to LeRoy and Becky (Spencer) Close. Speed was a Boy Scout Master of Troop 552 Millington for many years. He retired from Super Foods after 30 years of driving truck. He loved to snowmobile, going to the cabin Up North, NASCAR, traveling, and especially spending time with his sons, family, and friends.

Speed leaves to cherish his memories are his wife of 50 years, Karon; sons, Emory (Tammy) Close Jr. and Steven Close; step granddaughters, Bailey Glasstetter and Taylor Bogard; grand fur-babies Maggie and Mack; Kathleen Lucky “daughter”, sisters, Verna Stubbs, and Vicki Petter of Kalamazoo; very special friends, Doug, Tom, Roger, and many, many more; many nieces, nephews, cousins, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, and mother-in-law.

He is preceded in death by his beloved son, Torrey; parents, LeRoy and Becky; and niece, Shelly.

Private arrangements have been entrusted to Hanlin Funeral Home.

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Speed and his family are in the care of Hanlin Funeral Home. Serving Since 1928. 4823 Main St., Millington, MI 48453. (989) 871-4591.

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