Dustin K. Speckels (1983-2021)

Dustin Kyle Speckels, loving husband and father, of Buda, Texas, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at the age of 38.

Dustin was born on April 5, 1983, in Ballinger, Texas and graduated from Panther Creek High School in 2001 where he excelled in many things, especially sports. He was a member of the 2000 State Championship Football Team and was selected as an All American.

In 2004, he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Menda Baker, in Coleman, Texas. They moved to San Angelo in 2006 where he graduated from the Police Academy and served as a patrol officer for the San Angelo Police Department. In 2007, they welcomed their daughter, Brylee and the following year moved to Hays County where he joined the Hays County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy. They welcomed their son, Kelan in 2011. Dustin served the Sheriff’s Office in various departments and found his passion as a narcotics officer. He was a member of CLEAT and TNOA, and held many certifications including his Master Peace Officer License. 

Dustin was a dedicated husband and father. He made a significant impact on so many lives around him. He lived for his family and loved traveling, hunting, fishing, camping and watching his kids compete in sports. Dustin was a member of The Connection Church in Buda.

He is survived by his wife Menda, daughter Brylee and son Kelan of Buda, Texas; his father Joe and wife Lynn Speckels of Clyde, Texas; his mother Tawnya and husband Alan Davis of Coleman, Texas; his brothers Jerome Speckels (Abilene, Texas), Charles Speckels and wife Monique (Abilene, Texas), Brandon Speckels and wife Christina (Bullard, Texas), and Trent Davis and wife Jennifer (China Springs, Texas); his father-in-law, Marty Baker (Midland, Texas); his mother-in-law, Melissa Baker (Round Rock, Texas); his brother-in-law Myles Baker and wife Desiree; his grandparents Otis and Jackie Murray (Winters, Texas), Bobby and Betsy Davis (Coleman, Texas), Wayne and Pam Hilcher (Waco, Texas), and OL Bronner (Abilene, Texas); and his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, and cousins.

Dustin is proceeded in death by grandparents, Roger and Beverly Speckels, and Donna Bronner; and uncle Clay Hilcher.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 7 at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center, located at 979 Kohlers Crossing in Kyle, Texas. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos, Texas. For more information and to sign the online registry, please visit thomasonfuneralhome.com.

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