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Missing Grandpa tonight. Vacation has finally settled down and the emotions have a moment to settle back in.

Thank you for inspiring me to be the best man I know how to be, Grandpa. Without you I wouldn't be the man I am today. You will always hold the most prized spot in my memories. I can't wait to tell my son just how wonderful of a man you were.

Posted by: Robert Cloys - Colorado Springs, CO - Grandson   Dec 31, 2012

So many good (better than good) memories growing up and as an adult. The summers in Edinboro were the BEST. I will cherish ALL my memories with Uncle Jack. There's no better santa! May you cherish all of your memories and I'm wishing all of ya'll to find strength and peace through God's love.

Posted by: Sally G Dawson - Converse, TX - Niece   Dec 21, 2012

Patty, so sorry to hear about you loss. I'm thinking of you and your families in thoughts and prayers. Pray the Lord will comfort you during this difficult time. BJ

Posted by: BJ Wiseman - Georgetown, IN - Friend of Patty   Dec 21, 2012

Uncle Jack was my only uncle and very dear to me as a child growing up. I remember visiting the family in KY and all us cousins would have a blast playing together. I remember hearing for the first time the word "tote" and did not understand what it meant, not being a southerner, at the time. Since then, I have become one. We were honored when he and Aunt Janet came to Alabama for Brad's wedding. It was great

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Posted by: Dale and Ella MacFiggen - Alexander City, AL - nephew   Dec 21, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Uncle Jack was a great man and brought smiles to everyone he touched.

Love you, Uncle Jack! Rest in peace.

Posted by: Pat Gillespie - Ithaca, NY - Nephew   Dec 21, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. There are no words to make you feel better, but know he is in that peaceful valley. He can now celebrate with Jesus the true reason for this season that he loved and made special for so many.

Posted by: Terri Joiner - Louisville, KY - Friend of Patti   Dec 21, 2012

My heart goes out to all of you. I know how precious he was to so many people. Having lost my Dad I have discovered how much he lives through all of us and we constantly honor his memory with our stories!. Linda, know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know God's love will surround all of you during this time and all the days to come.
With Love,
Sarah Mcdade

Posted by: Sarah Nell McDade - Friend of Linda's   Dec 21, 2012

My memories of the Gillespie family are childhood ones. Growing up in Pioneer Village a small subdivision where everyone knew each other, and played as children. The Gillespie house was always open to the neighborhood kids. I am so sorry for your loss may God be with you at this hard time .

Posted by: Brenda Brown Dillon - Oak Ridge, TN - friend   Dec 21, 2012

I first met Jack and Janet when Corey and Christie got married. I remember that where Jack was involved, there was always a lot of laughter. I know that he was greatly loved by his family and will be missed forever. I am glad I was able to know him, even for a short time.

Posted by: Judy Hawkins - Carthage, MO - Christie's mother-in-law, Corey'   Dec 21, 2012

Our hearts are heavy for your loss. Know that you are all in our thoughts and in our prayers.v2ppu

Posted by: Janet and Wayne Coffey - Louisville, KY - friend   Dec 21, 2012