Alfred R. Speller, Sr.

Sunrise: October 18, 1964

Sunset: December 18, 2023

Alfred Roderick Speller was born at Norfolk Community Hospital on October 18, 1964, to parents Rufus Speller Jr. and Marion Speller Briley. He peacefully passed away on December 18, 2023, 2 months after his 59th birthday. Growing up in Chesapeake, VA Rod graduated from Oscar Smith High School in 1983. There he participated in various activities such as the marching band, chorus and the Smith singers. Also, as a stuntman and his beloved Oscar Smith Tigers football team. Rod had an enormous heart and a wonderful sense of humor accompanied with an infectious laugh that resonated throughout his whole being. He didn’t know the word “Stranger”. Rod was always working doing what he loved most, long distance truck driving, and in doing so he was able to travel the United States, meet new people and spread the joy he so often shared with us. Rod is survived by his parents Marion Speller Briley (84) and Rufus Speller Jr. (85), his son Alfred and his daughter Adrienne. Also his sister Anita Speller Anderson, his uncle Alfred (Tooty) Steward and long line of friends and family.


Memorial Service Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel

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    Denise Jones says

    Loved this man

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    Denise Jones says

    Loved Rod

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    Condolences to the family !!

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    Adrienne Speller says

    I love you, Daddy. -Adrienne

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    Prestine Russell says

    Wow!! I’m so sorry for your loss. Alfred was a customer of mine’s at DXL for years. He actually called me hold some items for him because he had just gotten out of the hospital. He was truly a sweetheart. My condolences to the family.

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    Patricia Speller Hickmon says

    My fondest memory of Rod is him sitting at my counter loving on my spaghetti. Missing you already.

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    Lula Thornton says

    Sincere condolences are extended to Marian Speller, and the entire family of Rod Speller. Rod grew up with my children and he was always smiling and had an encouraging word for all those he would encounter. May God comfort your grieving hearts and give you great memories.

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    Landon Harvey says

    My prayers to Mr Rufus and Mrs Marion. But I feel so hurt for Denise, Sherman, Poopie, Adrian and Nita. Do know the Cloverdale family love you all and can’t express the pain will feel you all. You all were so close. Look for Jolly Rod on the resurrection.

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