Obituary: John Henry Gillespie IV

Friday, June 3, 2011

John Henry Gillespie IV, 72, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Marshall Medical Center.

He was a native of Marshall County, and the son of Katherine Sharp and John Henry Gillespie III. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He was also a member of the Elks Club and VFW, and was retired from the cable TV business.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a stepfather, Maury Patton; his wife, Sandra Bowden Gillespie; and a son, John Henry "Jack" Gillespie V.

Survivors include one brother, Harvey (Donna) Gillespie; a stepson, Tony Johnson of Lewisburg; a godson, Matthew Blackwell of Panama City, Fla.; three nieces, Barbara Medley, Ginger Tepedino, and Jill Karby, all of Lewisburg; as well as cousins and many close friends.

Visitation for Mr. Gillespie will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 3, from the chapel of Bills McGaugh Funeral Home with a graveside memorial service to follow in Bowden Cemetery..

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Elks Scholarship Fund.

You may sign Mr. Gillespie's online registry at

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.