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Robert Gillespie

February 10, 1928 — January 7, 2018

Brevard, North Carolina

Robert L. Gillespie, 89, of Brevard, NC passed away January 7, 2018 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Jason Leander and Annie Jordan Gillespie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister; Lila Stafford, four brothers; Al, Ted, Jason and Hugh Gillespie and one nephew; Gary Gillespie and one great nephew; Levi Bryson.

Robert was born in Brevard, NC and graduated from Rosman High School. He was a veteran of the U S Army and he retired from Dupont.
He was an outdoor enthusiast and gardener. He also enjoyed being the Gillespie family photographer.

He is survived by two sisters; Frances Waldrop of Brevard, NC and Grace Leonard (Jack) of Burlington, NC, one brother; Lester Gillespie (Shirley) of Rosman, NC, one sister-in-law; Ann Gillespie of Brevard, NC. 15 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. "Everybody needs an Uncle Robert".

A Funeral Service for Robert Gillespie will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Cherryfield Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Preslar officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30-11:00 prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

The family wants to express our gratitude for the care and compassion shown to us by Shirley's Angels.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mt. Moriah Cemetery Fund, c/o Cherryfield Baptist Church, 2070 Whitmire Road, Brevard, NC 28712.

  • Funeral Service

    January 10, 2018
    11:00 AM

    Cherryfield Baptist Church

    Whitmire Road
    Brevard
  • Visitation

    January 10, 2018
    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Cherryfield Baptist Church

    Whitmire Road
    Brevard
  • Burial

    Wednesday January 10 2018

    Mt. Moriah Cemetery

    Brevard, NC
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