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Thomas Gillespie, Texas
Thomas Gillespie, Texas

Thomas Gillespie BRALY, 87, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Friday, January 14th 2022. He was born September 4, 1934 in Gallatin, Tennessee to Nathan Brown Braly Sr. and Janie Gillespie. Tom graduated from Gallatin High School and received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University. Tom worked for Western Electric, in the SAGE Group, which was responsible for the early radar warning system the Department of Defense and the United States Airforce were developing at the time to protect the United States from potential Cold War threats.

After stints in Minnesota and Clear, Alaska, Tom was transferred to the Syracuse, New York office, where he met the love of his life, Paula Jane Durham. After marrying Paula, the two made a home in Freishing Germany for two years.

Upon their return to the states, Tom continued working for General Electric and transferred his family to Dallas, Texas. He would eventually start his own business in 1975 and move his family to Houston selling machine tools to the oilfield service companies. In 2000 he sold his distributorship and retired. He enjoyed spending time at Lake Conroe and traveling with his wife and family.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Brown Braly Sr and Janie Braly, his brother Nathan Brown Braly, Jr. and his sister Sara Jane Van Horn. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Paula Jane Braly, his daughter Janet Louise Braly and her spouse Stacy May, of Hockley, Texas; his daughter Rebecca Jane Seymour and her spouse Ed Seymour III of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Madison Brown Seymour and Edward F. Seymour IV and his nephew Nicholas Todd Durham and his spouse Jenn Durham of Tampa Bay, Florida and other family and friends.

There was  a memorial service followed by a visitation with the family on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home.


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 C Gilespie, Texas
Charles C Gilespie, Texas

Charles C Gillespie, A celebration of life for Charles C. Gillespie, 90, of Bandera, formerly of Ft. Worth, was conducted at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, April 23, 2016 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Mr. Steven Carrizal officiated. Committal at 4:30 P.M., Saturday, in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery. Visitation  from 6-8:00 P.M., Friday, at the funeral home. Charlie Gillespie passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016. He was born April 10, 1926 in Cleburne to Clifton Porter and Dora Irene White Gillespie. He married Patsy Ruth Graham on Jan. 18, 1947 in Cleburne.

Charlie served in the United States Navy and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a supervisor for 28 years. He then worked as a federal railroad inspector for the United States Federal Railroad Administration for 19 years. He was a member of Altamesa Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Patsy Gillespie; daughter, Vicki Gillespie and husband Frank Hall; brother, Douglas Gillespie and wife Peggy; grandson, Colby L. Allen and wife Tanya Kellam; and great-granddaughter, Anika Kellam Allen; special cousin, Alita Pope and husband Bobby; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Robert Gillespie.

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”

Monica L Gillespie, Texas
Monica L Gillespie, Texas

Monica Lynn Gillespie, Belton, Texas. November 17, 1960 – September 30, 2017, age 56, of Harker Heights passed away on September 30, 2017 at a local hospital. A celebration of her life was held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Miller Heights Baptist Church of Belton with Pastor Michael Meadows officiating. After services refreshments were held in the Church fellowship Hall. Monica was born on November 17,1960 in Majorca Spain to Monty and Audrey Gillespie. Monica was known for working at McDonald’s in Temple and Belton for many years. She was the “Drive Thru Queen” and even gave gifts to her regular customers. Monica sold Avon for many years as well and was very outgoing. She enjoyed watching movies, reading, shopping, and watching her son’s MMA fights. Monica loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by the community. She is preceded in death by her parents, Monty and Audrey Gillespie. Monica is survived by her two sons, Ty Ashcraft of Conroe, and Brian Velasquez of Wichita Falls; her three sisters, Melody Kranz of Ridgefield, WA, Kim Gillespie of Montana, and Angkhana Oh Rash of San Antonio; her stepmother, Sopa Phillips of San Antonio; and many other cherished relatives.

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


Norma Gillespîe, 89, of Refugio, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Mrs. Gillespie was born July 8, 1928, in Goliad to Renihold Kenne and Lola Wolfshohl. Survivors include her son, Ronnie Gillespie of Houston; daughter, Verna J. O’Riley of Woodsboro; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous and nieces and nephews. The funeral service was conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Moore Funeral Home chapel.


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


Sarah Francis Gillespie, Nov 5, 1951 – Dec 22, 2023, age 72,  of Katy, Texas. We are sad to announce that on December 22, 2023 we had to say goodbye to Sarah Francis Gillespie of Katy, Texas. Known as Sally.


Thomas F Gillespie death Feb 14, 1944 Galveston, Texas

Dr Thomas Eugene Gillespie, died age 85, of Houston, Texas passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022. Thomas was born May 29, 1937. A funeral service for Thomas was held Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 7810 Cypresswood Dr,

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

Dr Thomas Gillespie, Texas
Dr Thomas Gillespie, Texas

Thomas Eugene Gillespie, MD, May 29, 1937 –  Sept 25, 2022. Tomas (Tom) Eugene Gillespie was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on May 29, 1937, to Catholic parents, Vincent Gillespie and Dorothy McGeough, and became baby brother to Paul Gillespie. Tom moved to Clontarf in Dublin, Ireland at the age of 6 where he spent the next 25 years. During his time in Clontarf, he kept busy playing soccer. In 1953, at the age of 16, he graduated high school, entered college and, after three years, went on to National University in Dublin where he graduated in 1962 with a medical degree before beginning an internship at the Mater Hospital. It was on a blind date while in medical school that he met the love of his life, Colette Ann Colclough. Tom and Colette were married on January 3, 1963, in Dublin. They were happily married for nearly 60 years before his passing. Immediately after marrying in 1963, Tom and Colette sailed across the pond to New York on the Queen Mary’s last voyage, before settling in New Orleans. Their plan was to remain in the US for a couple of years, have Tom complete his internship/residency requirements and then head back to Ireland. Instead, they fell in love with the US and ended up having Vincent in New Orleans in 1963 and his Irish twin, Camille, in Virginia less than 13 months later.

After spending two years in Virginia, Tom decided to do a residency in radiology, and headed to Flint, Michigan. After 4 years in Michigan, Tom was drafted by the Army during the Vietnam War. He was stationed at Beach Army Hospital in Mineral Wells, Texas with the rank of Major and he became Chief of the Radiology Department. It was also in Mineral Wells where, in 1970, they had their third child, DeeDee. Tom was so proud to be a Catholic, a husband, a father and a patriotic Irish-American. In 1971, Tom and Colette left the Army and Mineral Wells and moved to their final destination and forever home – Houston – where Tom joined Heights Hospital as a radiologist. Once in Houston, Tom and Colette decided to move out to the “country” (Jackrabbit Road) and built a house in Huntwick Forest where they have lived to this day. They also decided to join a new (at the time) golf club – Champions Golf Club – where they have enjoyed being members since 1973. It was in Huntwick and the Champions area where they have met lifelong friends and where Tom and Colette’s children have raised their families. Tom enjoyed tennis and golf, but his real passion was running. Tom ran in a total of 37 marathons, including 29 Consecutive Houston Marathons. He ran marathons in Boston, New York, Dublin, and many other cities and just finished his final marathon last Sunday! Tom and Colette never forgot their roots and made many trips back home to Ireland to see friends/family and show their children their Irish heritage.

Tom spent nearly 25 years as a radiologist at Heights Hospital along with having his own practice (Heights Radiology Associates) across the street from the hospital. Tom retired from the medical profession in 2007 and spent the early part of his retirement traveling with Colette, playing golf, and running. Sadly, during his retirement, Tom started to exhibit early signs of dementia and eventually moved into a memory care facility in 2013 where he resided until passing. His family is very grateful for each caregiver who watched over him and provided his health care. In addition, they would like to thank Mattie LeGoine, for her devoted care and support. It was his ultimate caregiver, Colette, who demonstrated her tireless commitment and devotion to him every single day, kept him well and managed his healthcare like no other. Tom is eternally grateful for his devoted wife Colette without whom his life would not have been complete. Tom and Colette shared a beautiful love story and incredible life together. They will continue to be the best example for their children and grandchildren. Tom is preceded in death by his father Vincent, mother Dorothy and brother Paul.

Thomas Gillespie
Thomas Gillespie

Thomas Henry Gillespie  age 68, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2024 after a courageous 13-year battle with cancer. He was a beloved husband, father, son-in-law, granddad, and friend. Tom was known for his work ethic, pride for his country, and unwavering love for his wife and family. Tom was born on October 13, 1955 in Medford, Massachusetts to parents Thomas Adrian Gillespie and Adaline Theresa Gillespie. And being from the Boston area, he was a lifelong Red Sox fan. He joined the Air Force at age 19 and later prided himself by earning a position to work in the White House setting up telecommunications for Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush, Sr.. During his years of service, Tom was privileged with the opportunity to travel and see much of the United States and the world (especially during election years). After retiring from the military, he marched on to a second career in telecommunications working for Alcatel, Lucent, Nokia, and finally Ciena.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Gillespie; his children, Mike Gillespie and Rochelle Gillespie, Chelsea Worrell, Ryan Marsh, and Dustin Marsh; and grandchildren, Elias Quinn, Kennedy Worrell, Brooklyn Worrell, Aubrey Marsh and James Marsh.

A celebration of Tom’s life was held on February 14, 2024, at 2:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home in Sunnyvale, TX. A time of visitation  preceded the funeral at 1:30. Ther ewas a separate private family burial service on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at DFW National Cemetery.   Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Adrian Gillespie and Adaline Theresa Gillespie.

Thomas Robert Gillespie II, “Tommy,” passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital in Cypress, Texas on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at the age of 82. Thomas was born on May 23, 1938 in Des Moines, Iowa to Thomas Arthur and Mary Gillespie. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, of 58 years, Janie Gillespie. He is also survived by his children Mari Laura Gillespie, Thomas R. Gillespie III and wife, Melinda Rodriguez-Gillespie, Lisa Gillespie Carlyle, and Mary and Buddy Lemmon. His grandchildren Ron M. Bright, April Gonzales, Thomas M. and Candi Gutierrez, Stacy and Dale Pollet, Gabriella Trevino, Ashley Gillespie, Kristin and Brody Jungers, Thomas R. Gillespie IV, Robert Carlyle III, Justin and Jake Richardson, Kyla Davenport, and Stephen and Haley Jane Lemmon. His great grand children Ace R. Bright, CJ Hudson, Maria and Pablo Gonzales, Chasity, Kayla, and Thomas M. Jr. Gutierrez, Dallas and Alyssa Pollock, Evelynn and Waylon Jungers, Thomas R. V and Nolan Gillespie, Aubrey Carlyle, Ulyssa Williams, Issaiah and Elijah Richardson, Elliannie Richardson, and Jay Mason.

Thomas married Janie Gillespie in 1961. Together they raised their family in Stafford, Texas where he worked for Texas Instruments for 17 years. He then followed his life-long dream and opened his own business, Rock-N-Roll Forever at Trader’s Village for 16 ½ years. Then Thomas and Janie opened together, Tejano Music Headquarters in Stafford for 13 years. Their joint effort greatly impacted the Tejano Music Industry. He retired after a life’s long work in 2016.

His life was truly spent loving his wife, family, and music. May we continue to remember him through classic country, rock n roll, zydeco, and Tejano music.

A rosary/visitation was held at The Settegast-Kopf Co. at Sugar Creek, Sunday, January 17th, from 3:30pm-6:30pm. Funeral service was Monday, January 18th at 11:00am with a graveside service that followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg, 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

Private William Gillespie, Texas Ranger, was fighting Commanches  who were raiding settlements. An Indian shot him with an arrow that pierced his lung. He died about eight hours later, Wednesday, May 29, 1850.

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.

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