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Robert Cecil Gillespie

September 28, 1943 - December 23, 2019

Robert Cecil Gillespie, 76 of Saluda went home to be with the Lord Monday, December 23, 2019 at the Laurels of Hendersonville. A native of Buncombe County, Cecil lived in Polk County most of his life. He was a son of the late Burgin and Dorothy Ledbetter Gillespie and the husband of the late Jackie Gillespie who died in 2015. Cecil was also preceded in death by two sisters, Joanne Hawkins and Kaye Gillespie.

Cecil was the owner and operator of Green River Cove Tubing Company and a member of Mountain Valley Baptist Church in Saluda.
Survivors include his son, Wendell Gillespie and his wife Denise of Rutherfordton; two step-sons, Ronald D. Griffin and his wife Judy of Hendersonville, Rodney H. Griffin of Hendersonville; adopted son, Steven Harrington and his wife Tara of Hendersonville; two step-daughters, Melissa K. Childress and her husband Chuck of Hendersonville, Joy B. King of Gaffney, SC; nine grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; a brother, Conley Gillespie and his wife Cora of Leicester; two sisters, Wilma Edmonds and her husband Ray of Asheville, Carolyn Brookshire and her husband Junior of Leicester; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Friday, December 27, 2019 in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Nick Stamper officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm prior to the service in the chapel. Private entombment will follow the service in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, December 27, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Service Information

Date: Friday, December 27, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, December 27, 2019

Location:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum


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