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Felix Joseph "Speedy" Spedale born on April 11, 1926 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 16, 2018. Felix was born in Highbank, TX to Lula and Tony Spedale. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan. In 1945, Felix was aboard the first United States Military plane to fly over Tokyo, Japan. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Felix married Annie Mae Bonora in 1948 in Waco, TX. They later moved to Houston to open Speedy's Grocery store which also became Felix's nickname. Felix and Annie Mae were members of the Retail Grocer's Association and St. Theresa's Catholic Church. Felix enjoyed volunteering for the St. Joseph's Altar at Christ the King Church and the Italian Festivals. He was an avid sports fan and loved taking tickets at the St. Pius X High School football games, watching the Houston Astros win the World Series, and cheering for the Houston sports teams.
Felix is preceded in death by his parents, Lula and Tony Spedale; his wife of 49 years, Annie Mae Spedale; his son, Phillip "Nicky" Spedale; sister and brother-in-law, Clara and Ross Salvato; sister, Fina Shields; nephew, Carlo Salvato. He is survived by his daughter, Luanne Spedale Jankowski, her husband Stan; son, Tony Spedale; grandchildren, Michelle & Kraig Jankowski, Danna & Kirk Jankowski, Krissa & Chad Mentuis, Kelsie Jankowski; great-grandchildren, Brayden Holle, Redding Jankowski, Kamdyn Mentuis, Kinley Mentuis, Catcher Jankowski, Karsyn Mentuis, Jace Jankowski. If there was anything he loved more than his grandchildren, it was his great grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 9:30a.m. with a rosary at 10a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at St. Rose of Lima Church 3600 Brinkman St. Houston, TX 77018. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at St. Rose of Lima Church. Reception immediately following the funeral mass in the Commons of St. Pius X High School 811 West Donovan Houston, TX 77091. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11a.m. Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery 6900 Lawndale St. Houston, TX 77023. Serving as pallbearers are Kirk Jankowski, Kraig Jankowski, Stan Jankowski, Chad Mentuis, Felix Pacheco and Sammy Spedale. Honorary pallbearers include Mike Muse, Earl Sisco, and Sam A. Spedale. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honor of Felix Spedale to St. Pius X High School Booster Club. The family would like to thank the staff of Memorial Hermann Medical Center for their care and kindness.