Robert Gillespie

Robert Gary Gillespie

Friday, November 16th, 1945 - Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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Brevard - Robert "Gary" Gillespie, 74, entered his heavenly home on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Cicero and Gertrude Gillespie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth and Virgil Gillespie and a sister, Doris Owen.

Gary served his country for four years in the US Navy, two years of which was in the Philippines. After his return home, he began his 34-year career at DuPont, in 1969. During his time there, he spent most summers at Lake DERA, helping maintain the campground and looking out after all of his "kids".

Gary was a member of Carson's Creek Baptist Church, where he served as Youth Director for a number of years. He was an avid deer hunter and loved riding motorcycles and four wheelers.

Gary was deeply loved by his family and many friends and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Bobi and his sons, Joshua and Kevin Gillespie, brother Roger Gillespie and wife, Lucille, all of Brevard and one sister, Joann Johnson of Jacksonville, FL. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Richard and Joan Smith, brother-in-law Rick Smith (Andrea), and sisters-in-law Patricia Cooper (Charlie) and Jo Sprouse (Eddie), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many others who loved him and considered him Papa G.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Carson's Creek Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory are caring for the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Carson's Creek Baptist Church
    4727 Connestee Trail
    Brevard, NC 28712
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 3:00pm
    Carson's Creek Baptist Church
    4727 Connestee Trail
    Brevard, NC 28712
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Max Leistner

Posted at 01:05pm
I am very sorry to learn of Gary's passing. I enjoyed being around him as a co-worker and friend for many years. He was always happy and pleasant to be around.

Keith Huggins

Posted at 04:45pm
Bobi and family, I love you all. You are in my heart and prayers. Gary was a wonderful friend.
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Posted at 01:40pm
Bobi and family, we are sorry to hear of the passing of Gary. He will truly be missed. May you and the family find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Sending our love and prayers to you all. Anne,(Carroll)McCall & Kathy,(Jimmy)& Frankie Bullock

Teresa morton

Posted at 09:13pm
Gary was a great neighbor .with a warm smile every time you saw and talked with him . He became the Candy man to my Grandson Grayson . We will truly miss his smile and friendship.

Ronnie Reid

Posted at 07:14pm
Gary was a good man. We became friends as we worked together to DuPont at DuPont. A good man that was always willing to help people in need. Dedicated to loving God, Family, and Country. Praying God’s confor5 and peace in the days ahead.

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