USA: Texas Deaths


Abb L Gillespie death April 26,1980 Texas

Ada A Gillespie death May 25, 1968 Texas

Ada S Gillespie death Dec 15, 1975 Texas

Ada T Gillespie death Feb 28,1978 Texas

Admiral D Gillespie death May 31, 1965 Texas

A F Gillespie d March 20, 1907 San Marcos, Texas

Agnes Gillespie death April 25, 1971 Texas

Agnes B Gillespie death May 24, 1985 Texas

Agnes E Gillespie death July 16, 1982 Texa

Albert Gillespie death Aug 19, 1969 Texas

Albert L Gillespie death Sept 25, 1994 Texas

Alexina Medora Gillespie (Mrs) d June 8, 1908 age 65, Houston, Texas

Alice G Gillespie death Oct 24, 1977 Texas

Alice R Gillespie death Nov 8, 1991 Texas

Allen E Gillespie death Jan 19, 1964 Texas

Allie B Gillespie death July 29, 1969 Texas

Allie C Gillespie death March 31, 1967 Texas

Allie L Gillespie death June 7, 1965 Texas

Alma C Gillespie death Jan 25, 1982 Texas

Alpha Gillespie death May 1, 1984 Texas

Alpha V Gillespie death Aug 17,1979 Texas

Alta M Gillespie death Dec 10, 1968 Texas

Alvin E Gillespie death Jan 20, 1984 Texas

Alvin M Gillespie death Dec 1, 1972 Texas

Alvina Gillespie death July 23, 1967 Texas

Amy N Gillespie death Jan 15, 1982 Texas

Andrew Gillespie birth circa 1869. Death Dec 31, 1884 “kicked by a horse.” Colorado Co, Texas

Andrew Jackson Gillespie birth Jan 9, 1856. Death May 5, 1911 Alleyton Cem, Colorado Co, Texas.

Andrew Jackson Gillespie birth Aug 7, 1917. Death June 9, 2000 Columbus Old Fellows Cem, Colorado Co, Texas. Son of Robert Williamson & Ruth Whitfield (Youens) Gillespie

Angela H Gillespie death Feb 26, 1997 Texas

Anita M Gillespie death August 11, 1995 Texas

Ann E Gillespie death May 28, 1977 Texas

Annette C Gillespie death Dec 31, 1985 Texas

Annie E Gillespie death Oct 21, 1964 Texas

Annie J Gillespie death July 28, 1973 Texas

Annie L Gillespie death May 5, 1995 Texas

Antoinette Gillespie death Oct 20, 1970 Texas

Archie D Gillespie death Nov 1, 1986 Texas

Argo J Gillespie death Oct 29, 1966 Texas

Arletha Gillespie death Jan 25, 1994 Texas

Armi  L Gillespie death June 13, 1995 Texas

Arra F Gillespie death August 1,1966 Texas

Arthur Gillespie death Dec 26, 1982 Texas

Arthur D Gillespie death July 16, 1967 Texas

Arthur M Gillespie death August 11, 1976 Texas

Artie Gillespie death Dec 25, 1971 Texas

Augusta A Gillespie death April 24, 1970 Texas

Avis L Gillespie death Sept 29, 1983 Texas

Avon E Gillespie death May 27, 1989 Texas


Beulah Gillespie born Texas. Died in British Columbia


Charles Gillespie b Sept 19, 1916 d May 29, 1917 Oakland Cem, Dallas, Texas

Charles Gillespie birth Aug 19, 1931. Death Oct 30, 2017. West End Cemetery, Stevenville, Texas

Charles J Gillespie, a lawyer, d Nov 1, 1900 San Antonio, Texas.

Charles Park Fleming Gillespie b Nov 6, 1852. Death June 28, 1946 Columbus Old Fellows Cem, Colorado Co, Texas.

Clara Marie Gillespie b Aug 24, 1874 d Dec 17, 1913. Oakland Cem, Dallas, Texas

Claud A Gillespie b May 23, 1883 d Jan 31, 1950. Fort Bend, Texas. Share same stone as Hattie L Gillespie


Debra Gillespie Dec 4,1959 – Nov 10, 2019 Alvord, Texas, age 59.

Donny GILLESPIE, 62, an automotive mechanic and truck driver, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Bridgeport. Funeral is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3 at DFW National Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Donny was born on August 3, 1955, to Charlie and Juanite (Dowdy) Gillespie in Paris, Texas. He was the grandson of Grover and Pearl Dowdy. Donny also proudly served his country in the United States Navy as an aviation mechanic on board the USS Kitty Hawk. While in the Navy he completed aviation fleet preparatory A school and also received a National Defense Service Medal.

He is survived by his daughter, Lori Dawn Moore of Hackett, Arkansas; his grandchildren, Ricky Phelps and Kaleb Martin both of Greenwood, Arkansas; his uncle, R.T. Gillespie; his good friend, Bucky Carpenter and wife Eddi; and a host of friends

Don Eugene Gillespie Oct 17 ,1958 – Oct 31, 2019 age 61 Texas

Dorothy M Gillespie July 6, 1923 – Nov 1, 2019 age 96, Texas

Dorsey F Gillespie (Frank) b Nov 14, 1849. d Oct 20, 1912. Oakand Cem, Dallas, Texas

D W Gillespie d Nov 22, 1908 Houston, Texas


Edna L Gillespie (Lincoln) b Dec 14, 1882. d April 6, 1961 Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas

The Angelic Hosts came for Elbert GILLESPIE of Fairfield, Texas on Monday, August 20, 2018 in the Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Hospital, Waco, Texas, among loving family and devoted friends.

Viewing was held Friday, August 24, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Moore’s Angelic Funeral Chapel.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the First Baptist Church, 209 N. 6th Street, Teague, Texas with his son: Lionel Gillespie officiating and his nephew, Dr. L. J. Gillespie of San Antonio, Eulogist.

Interment was in the Salem Cemetery, FCR 684, Teague, Texas with Military Funeral Honors by VFW Chapter 5872 of Fairfield, Texas.

Deacon Elbert Gillespie was the last child born to Roosevelt and Lucille Wade Gillespie in Freestone County, Texas.

He grew up in the Furney Richardson Community and received his early education in the Furney Richardson Public Schools. Elbert graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Teague with the Class of 1962.

His Christian Education began at First Baptist Church North Teague where he was baptized by Rev. W.H.T. Gillespie. He was a deacon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at the time of his death and was a member of The Men And Women On The Move For Christ Organization.

Elbert enlisted in the United States Army and served faithfully during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged with The Purple Heart Award.

Mr. Gillespie and Yvonne Scott were married in Fairfield and they adopted a son, Juan Gillespie, who preceded them in death.

The following siblings preceded Elbert in death: Elvessie Gillespie, Claudine Gillespie, Melvin Gillespie, Doris Gillespie McWilliams, Lester Gillespie, Rev. Wardell Gillespie, Choice Mae Gillespie, Nelda Jean Gillespie, and Rev. Cleo Gillespie.

Those left to cherish his memory are: His son: Lionel Bernard Gillespie and wife, Jordan along with: His grandson: Brandon Gillespie all of Hickory Creek, Tx; His brother: Rev. Charles Gillespie and wife, Diane, Ft. Worth, Tx; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas provided the Final Care for the Elbert Gillespie Family. (Article published in The Times of Freestone County, Texas, Sept 7, 2018.)

Emma Gillespie b Oct 28, 1866. d Aug 16, 1940. Columbus Old Fellow Cemetery, Colorado, Texas. “Daughter of Robert & Elizabeth (Bonham) Williamson. Married Andrew Jackson Gillespie; married Charles Park Gillespie, his second wife.”


Frank P Gillespie (Porterfield) b 1870. d Nov 26, 1947 Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas


Grace Byrum Gillespie 1911 –   wife of Jim L Gillespie 1907 – 1978, Smyrna Cemetery, Cass Co, Texas

Guy R Gillespie d Aug 22, 1901 Palestine, Texas, age 23


Hattie L Gillespie b Dec 30, 1885 d March 12, 1983 Fort Bend Co, Texas. Share same stone as Claud A Gillespie.

Henry Gillespie b Dec 27, 1850. d Dec 10, 1877. Pleasant Grove Cem, Colorado Co, Texas


Ida Gillespie d Feb 26, 1945 Galveston Co, Texas

Isabella J Gillespie (Mrs) d Nov 2, 1889 Denton, Texas, age 66

Isaac Gillespie, colored, d June 16, 1901 Galveston, Texas, age 32.


James Earl Gillespie Nov 13, 1939 – Dec 25, 1942 Symrna Cemetery, Texas

James H Gillespie (Henry) b 1859. d May 22, 1950. Oakland Cem, Dallas, Texas

J B Gillespie  d Feb 1906 Oakland Cem, Dallas, Texas

J O Gillespie birth June 1, 1801. Death Dec 3, 1881 Rehobeth Cem, Fanning Co, Texas.

STEPHENVILLE, Texas —  (May 4, 2017) — In 44 years at Tarleton State University, Dr. Joe GILLESPIE  has been a teacher, coach, athletic director, department head and so much more. Gillespie, the most familiar of faces in a kinesiology department full of them is retiring, leaving behind what Stephenville Mayor Kenny Weldon aptly called “A legacy.”

Dr. Steve Simpson led the brief ceremony Thursday afternoon in Wisdom Gym, where Gillespie first reported for duty at Tarleton to begin the 1973-74 school year. He went on to raise a family in Stephenville, including son Joseph Gillespie, who coached Stephenville to its fifth state championship in 2012 and is currently an assistant at the University of Tulsa. As he has the last 44 years at Tarleton and more, Dr. Gillespie’s wife, Kathy, was by his side Thursday, while kids and grandkids joined past athletes who were coached by Gillespie in traveling to Stephenville where quite the crowd gathered to pay tribute to one of Tarleton’s longest-tenured employees.

“It’s been humbling and it’s been a great ride. The Tarleton kinesiology department is second to none,” said Dr. Gillespie. “I’ve been to hundreds of these (retirement receptions) over the years, but it’s a lot different being on this side.”

He’s staying on that side this time, he says, after placing a letter of resignation in Dr. Simpson’s box last year, only to retrieve it and return for year 44.

Gillespie hired Lonn Reisman to take over the men’s basketball program in 1988, and Reisman has completed 29 seasons as head coach at Tarleton, along with 25 as athletic director. Reisman, the winningest active college basketball coach at any level in Texas,  called Gillespie a mentor, and was understandably emotional during his speech.

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Jonathan L Gillespie d May 3, 1938 Galveston, Texas

J T Gillespie b Jan 5,1861 Russell Co, AL. d Dec 9, 1922 Mountainview, Kiowa Co, Oklahoma. Burial  Rehobeth Cem, Fanning Co, Texas.

Julia Gillespie b circa 1826. d Dec 3, 1897. Cem unknown. Colorado Co, Texas.


Larry Michael Gillespie b Sept 27, 1957 d Sept 26, 1978 Plainview Memorial Park, Hale Co, Texas

Larry N Gillespie  b July 30, 1935. d March 3, 1986  Plainview, TX. Plainview Memorial Park, Hale Co, Texas

Lois Gillespie Feb 18, 1930 – Feb 1, 1988 Teague, Texas. Fairview Baptist Cemetery. Other name Willis. Residence Route I, Tiege, Freestone Co, Texas. Fairview Baptist Cemetery. Daughter Barbara Moore, son Joseph Gillespie, Jr.

Lydah L Gillespie b April 14, 1902. d Jan 20, 1939. Kleberg Cem, Dallas, Texas.


Martha J Gillespie b Nov 12, 1893. d Dec 10, 1994 Columbus Old Fellows Cem, Colorado Co, Texas. “Daughter of Andrew Jackson Gillespie & Emma (Williamson) Gillespie.”

Mary E Gillespie b Aug 24, 1874 d Dec 17, 1913 Oakland Cem, Dallas, Texas

Mary R Gillespie d Oct 1, 1899 Houston, Texas

Mary Nancy Gillespie d June 23, 1901 Shreveport, Texas, age 78.

Mattie Gillespie  Plainview Cem, Hale Co, Texas. Other name W W Thompson

Mollie P Gillespie d March 12, 1888. Alleyton Cem, Colorado Co, Texas. “Nee O’Bryen. Married William Edmondson Gillespie”

Mr Gillespie death at Liverpool, Texas – Sept 8,1900 Hurricane,  Galveston, Texas (an estimated 8,000 people died in this disaster). 

Mrs Gillespie  April 24, 1907 Galveston, Texas


O Henry Gillespie b Sept 6, 1915 d July 5, 1967. Willing Workers Cem, Colorado Co, Texas

Ophelia Gillespie 1943 – 2019 Houston, Texas, age 75.


Peggy L Gillispie b Sept 20, 1925 d May 9,1994 Harper Community Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Texas. Other name Schmidt


Robert Gillespie b 1790. d Nov 7, 1825 Fort Bend Co, Texas

Robert Gillespie d April 25, 1909 Orange, Texas

Robert Williamson Gillespie b Feb 24, 1888. d March 8, 1978 Columbus Old Fellow Cem, Colorado Co, Texas. Son of Andrew Jackson Gillespie & Emma Williamson Gillespie

Robert Williamson Gillespie, Jr. b Oct 5, 1913. d Jan 25, 1968 Columbus Old Fellow Cem, Colorado Co, Texas. Son of Robert Williamson & Ruth Whitfield Yoens Gillespie

Ruth Whitfield Gillespie  b Oct 5, 1888 d Dec 23, 1958. Columbus Old Fellows Cem, Colorado Co, Texas.  Daughter of Harry Thomas & Ruth (Whitefield) Youens. Married Robert Williamson Gillespie


Thomas F Gillespie death Feb 14, 1944 Galveston, Texas

Dr Thomas L Gillespie d Sept 27, 1941 Galveston Co, Texas

T R Gillespie b Sept 30, 1959. d Nov 20, 1991. Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Bend Co, Texas


V Gillespie d May 13, 1883 Colorado Co, Texas. Married Thomas Gillespie

Virginia H Gillespie (Hefner) b 1861 d Nov 23, 1944. Oakland Cem, Dallas, Texas


W A Gillespie d Feb 16, 1918 Oakland Cem, Dallas, Texas

W E Gillespie, Dr, 1865 – 1912 Moran Cemetery, Shackleford Co, Texas

William C Gillespie March 7, 1933 – Dec 6, 2019, age 86 Texas

William E Gillespie b Sept 21, 1891. d June 19, 1986. Columbus Old Fellows Cem, Colorado Co, Texas. Son of Andrew Jackson Gillespie & Emma (Williamson) Gillespie.

Rev William F Gillespie d Sept 18, 1902. Evergreen Cem. Houston, Texas.

W T B Gillaspie birth March 21, 1836. Death Dec 28, 1914 May Cemetery, Brown Co, Texas

Gillespie HILL, b May 8, 1884 d Aug 14, 1885, son of J L & L S Hill, Fort Bend Co, Texas

Mary Irene JUNG (nee Gillaspy) b April 6, 1923. d May 26, 1999 Greenwood Cem, Fredericksburg Co, Texas

Betty Ann Gillespie LEWIS, 92, of Dayton passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Houston. She was born August 8, 1926 in Electra, Texas to parents Robert Edward Gillespie and Queen Anne Tillery Gillespie.

Services for Mrs. Lewis will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Blackburn officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Betty was the youngest child of Robert and Queen Anne Gillespie, who were followers of Jesus. So, she chose to believe in Jesus and followed Him faithfully all her life. At College she met and married Morris Lee Lewis. He was a teacher, coach and pastor. They were blessed by God with three children. Betty was a homemaker until Theresa went to school. She worked at Foley’s and then a Methodist bookstore. O, how she loved books! She worked ten years at Southwestern Bell Telephone in Houston. After retirement, she moved to Dayton. Betty had the skill of sewing and made many dresses for her girls. She enjoyed making quilts for her family, each child has a quilt or two to remember Grandma’s love for them.

Betty had cancer about 20 years ago. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Queen Anne Gillespie; brother, Robert Gillespie Jr.; sisters, Emeline Carter and Marion Houston; and great grandson, Caleb Joshua Kennedy.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Sherry Leann Frankovich and husband Tommy, Theresa Sue Adair and husband Chuck; son, Duane Lewis and wife Barbara; grandchildren, Dana Besselman and husband Travis, Troy Lewis and wife Gehra, Tim Frankovich and wife Denise, Cindy Frankovich, Lori Kennedy and husband Sean, Wesley Frankovich, Michael Mitschke, Vicky Haws and husband Bryan, Donald Goforth and wife Patti; great-grandchildren, Jacob Besselman and wife Katie, Rylee Berryhill and husband Holden, Peyton Besselman, Charis Frankovich, Kurt Frankovich, Peter Frankovich, Lily Frankovich, Pearl Kennedy, Kaley Kenndy, Charity Kennedy, Asa Kennedy, Lydia Kennedy, Amaris Kennedy, Silas Kennedy, Josiah Kennedy, Owen Kennedy, Beau Lewis, Chloe Haws Mitschke, Austin Brewer; great-great-grandchildren, Noah Berryhill and Cierra Lynn; granddaughter-in- love, Cheeria Brewer, also numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Obit published online.

Dolores Gillespie PERRY went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2018. Dolores was born on July 14, 1923, in Brenham, to Agnes Wigand and Jesse H. Gillespie. Dolores graduated from Brenham High School in 1941. She married the love of her life, Howard S. Perry on March 3, 1944.

She is survived by her son Howard III and wife Judy of San Antonio; daughter Pamela and husband Bill of Bryan; three granddaughters, Kim and John Morton of Carrollton, Sue and Jerry Nettles of Houston, Amy and Daniel Zunker of San Antonio; three grandsons, Lee and Francesca Perry of Overland Park, Kansas, Bill and Shelby Maddox of Newport News, Virginia, and Matthew and Cissy Maddox of Bryan; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons; her sister Reba Thompson of Bellville; her niece Alida Thompson of Bellville; and numerous cousins and friends.

Services for Mrs Rosalene Bragg Gillespie RITTENOUR 86, of Killeen will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway, Va. She died on Sunday October 28, 2018 at a local nursing home. Mrs Kittenour was born Jan 4, 1932, in Bays, West. Virginia.  Burial will be in Cullers Run Cemetery.

Source: Online obituaries;; Texas Obits. com; TexasGenweb; Colorado Co Death Index.

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