William Samuel Gillespie, age 93, died Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, 401 N Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC. The family will receive friends between 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Helen Nee Norton Gillespie; and two grandchildren, Adam and William Neumann.
William served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Irene Fye Gillespie; children, William Gillespie and wife, Irma of Sugarland, TX, John Gillespie of Sugarland, TX, Margaret G. Neumann and husband, Kurt of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Tom Gillespie of Fuquay-Varina, NC, and Kathy Weishiemer of Fuquay-Varina, NC; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, Fuquay-Varina. Condolences may be left at thomasfuneral.com.