Raymond H. Gillespie
Thursday 11th of October 1928 - Sunday 10th of May 2020
Milward Funeral Man-o-War
1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, Kentucky
Raymond H. Gillespie, 91, husband of the late Margaret Spencer Gillespie, passed away on May 10, 2020 at Tanbark Healthcare. Born in Mosherville, MI on Oct. 11, 1928. He was the only child of the late W. Howard and Hilda Gillespie. He graduated from Albion College and Purdue University. He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Steven R. (Cindy) Gillespie of Lexington and Bruce H. (Sue) Gillespie of Belleville, IL; seven grandsons, one granddaughter, and six great-grandchildren.
A private service was held at Milward-Man O’ War and interment at the Lexington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators. The family would like to extend special thanks to the caregivers at Tanbark Healthcare and his physician Dr. Danilo Corales. www.milwardfuneral.com
Steve...so sorry to learn of your Dads passing. He raised a great son so he must have been a pretty exceptional guy himself. I hope you can find comfort in the treasured memories you have with him. And of course comfort knowing he has gone to eternal life with no pain or suffering. Thank you for giving our family support during our difficult time and being such a special friend to my step dad Homer Bartley. He thinks the world of you.
Uncle Ray had a special place in our hearts. What a wonderful legacy he has left. I love all of you.
Dana & Trudie Reedsays
Steve and family we certainly both know what it’s like to lose our dad. May God grant you peace and comfort at this very difficult time. Ray always had a smile for People around him. We both saw Ray when he worked at the Jockey club statistical Bureau on many many occasions. He was a very sweet soul❣️ Love and prayers, Dana & Trudie
Sorry Steve-O! I passed my shelf on to Olivia that your dad made me. It hangs beautifully at their farm house. He was such a talented man. I will never forget him. RIP sir!
Steve and Cindy and family--I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Praying God's peace and presence over you today. May it be well with your soul.
From the Surmont and Hawkins family - we were so blessed when Ray moved into the same place where our Nannan was and we got to show support to our families in wonderful ways. Though Nannan passed last year, we have still have affectionate thoughts about the Tanbark families we don't get to see. We can't imagine how hard it was to be disconnected from Ray with the current restrictions. Please know we are praying for you, missing you and look forward to hugs.