EARL CLAUDE GILLISPIE

Born: Mon., Apr. 16, 1934
Died: Sat., May 18, 2019


Visitation

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Fri., May 24, 2019
Location: Shorter Funeral Home


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., May 24, 2019
Location: Shorter Funeral Home


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Earl Claude Gillispie, age 85, died at his home in Prospect,Va. Gone.to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 18.2019. Earl was the son of the late Clarence and Goldie Gillispie. He attended school at Worsham and served in the US Army. Earl was employed at the State Theater and the Farmville Drive-in Theater for several years. He also worked at Uniroyal and retired from Winn Dixie as seafood manager. A lifelong resident of Prince Edward County, Earl was a faithful member of The Church of God in Farmville. He served in several positions within the church and was a devoted Christian. He is survived by his wife Dorothy L Gillispie, by his son Dennis Lee Gillispie (Carla), and his brothers Robert Mays (Doris), and Lewis Gillispie (Virginia). Preceded in death by his daughter Patricia Diane Wilson (Frank). Survivors also include four grandchildren, Ashley Wilson, Matthew Wilson (Amy), Nathan and Noah Gillispie, three great-grandchildren, Leighton, Trenton and Charlotte. Nieces and nephews include Joyce Tovar, Julia Francis, Shirley Wright, Norma Blankenship, Steven Frances, Larry Mays, and Robbie Mays. Preceded in death by sister Lucille Thompson, granddaughter Amber Lynn Wilson and niece Valerie Gillispie.

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