James “Jim” Maxwell Speer, of Norcross, GA, passed away April 24th, 2012 after a valiant twenty-nine year battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Mr. Speer is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Sandra Nesbit Speer of Norcross, GA., brother and sister-in-law; Steve and Nancy Speer of Jasper, AL, several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the Norcross United Methodist Church Chapel 2500 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross, GA 30071, on May 19th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Online arrangements may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel is in charge of Arrangements.