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Freddy Gillespie

Freddy Gayle Gillespie

Sunday November 25, 1934 - Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Freddy Gayle Gillespie, age 85, husband of Linda Hilander Gillespie, died on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at his home. Born, November 25, 1934, in Nicholas County, he was the son of the late Carl Thomas and Mabel Wagoner Gillespie. He was raised in Bourbon County and graduated from Bourbon County Vocational School. He was a member of Millersburg Presbyterian Church, Millersburg, Kentucky. Mr. Gillespie was a well-known tobacco farmer and worked for the British American Tobacco Company, traveling to North Carolina and Mexico for several seasons in that capacity. He was a retired manager and President of the Farmers Tobacco Warehouse of Paris, was co-owner of the Millersburg Coal & Lumber Company, and was a formulator for the Millersburg Fertilizer Company. After retirement, he still did some farming – mainly grain crops and cattle. He served as President of the Bourbon County Farm Bureau, was a former member of the Bourbon County Fiscal Court as magistrate from Millersburg, served on the Ermine Mattox Agricultural Scholarship Committee, and on the Wagoner Family Reunion Committee. In 2015 he was honored as a sixty-year member of the Amity Lodge #40, Millersburg, Kentucky. He was a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by son, Stacey T. Gillespie of Lexington; daughter, Shannon Short of Cynthiana; son Samuel L. Gillespie of Berea; grandson, Austin L. Short of Cynthiana; brother, Harvey T. “Tommy” Gillispie of Carlisle; sister, Alice (Dr. Emerson) Cochran of Kennesaw Georgia; hundreds of cousins, nieces, nephews, and very special friends. He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Mary Della (Tommy) Gillispie.

Services will be held at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. with the Reverend Dr. Henry Hanna officiating. Pastor Lucy Marsh will provide musical selections. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. until time for the service. A private burial will be held at Millersburg Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Millersburg Cemetery, P.O. Box 514, Millersburg, KY 40348-0514. www.hintonturner.com
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  • Visitation

    Saturday February 29, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Saturday February 29, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Hinton-Turner Funeral Home
    Address
    526 Pleasant Street
    PARIS, KY 40361
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  • Service

    Saturday February 29, 2020 | 4:00pm
    When
    Saturday February 29, 2020 4:00pm
    Location
    Hinton-Turner Funeral Home
    Address
    526 Pleasant Street
    PARIS, KY 40361
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    Officiant
    Dr. Henry Hanna
  • Interment

    Location
    Millersburg Cemetery
    Address
    Trigg Street
    MILLERSBURG, KY
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Sandra White

Posted at 04:33pm
During my time as the Pastor of Millersburg Presbyterian Church, Freddy was the one I looked to for warmth and encouragement. His contagious smile filled the sanctuary as I preached the Good News of Jesus Christ. May God comfort his loving wife, Linda, during this time.
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From Bobby & Glenda Short

Posted at 08:53am
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Miller Harper

Posted at 11:04am
Freddy was always quick to help and such a gentleman. It was a good day when our paths crossed. My heartfelt sympathy to his family.
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