Mary Tom Speer

Born: Double Springs, AL

Gospel Vocals Speer Family

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

Born June 13, 1925, Mary Tom Speer-Reid is the youngest daughter of GT and Lena (Mom and Dad) Speer. Mary Tom spent many years performing with the Speer Family prior to her marriage to Robert Reid.

After her marriage, she left the Speer Family to raise her family of three children. She returned to the Speer Family on a limited basis for special concert appearances in the early 1980s and continued to appear with the Speers until the retirement of the group.

Mary Tom has also been a staff member of the Stamps School of Music, secretary for Ben Speer Music, and quite active in the Gaither Homecoming Series. Her lovely alto voice is heard on all of the early Speer Family recordings

Source: Mary Tom Speer-Reid

 

Mary Tom (Speer) Reid was the original alto of The Speer Family. When she married in 1954, and became a minister's wife, she left the group to support her husband's ministry and raise her family of three children. After the untimely death of her husband, she returned to Nashville and became the secretary for Ben Speer Music where she still works on a full time basis. Mary Tom has rejoined her brothers and sister and is back singing with the First Family of Gospel Music. She can still hold her own with the best of vocalists. Students of the Stamps-Baxter School of Music, of which she is a staff member and dorm mother, have come to love and adore her. Bill Gaither has said that he gets numerous comments about Mary Tom's smile and pleasantness on the Homecoming Videos. That smile and pleasantness is not put on for the cameras, but is the way Mary Tom is in real life.

Source: Mary Tom Speer

Filmography: Mary Tom Speer Reid - IMDb

Video: YouTube - Mary Tom Speer Reid - Sweeter Each Day

Listen: Amazon.com: Mary Tom Speer Reid: MP3 Downloads

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Listen: The Speer Family - Download The Speer Family Music on iTunes

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More info: Speer Family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

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