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  • "Mr Russ Gillespie, was a good man to work for always fair..."
    - Darryl Jackson
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - Mary Ratty
  • "You will be in my thoughts and prayers God Bless"
    - Dawn Klinski
  • "Always had a smile and a king word. Carol Schultz"
  • "Russ was one of the best supervisors I have ever had the..."
    - Jim Mitchell
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RUSSEL B. GILLESPIE JR., 59, of Huntington, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:12 p.m., at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born May 8, 1954, in Anderson, he was the son of Russel B. Sr. and Barbara (Gaw) Gillespie. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1972. He married Margaret C. Fritsch on July 4, 1974 in Anderson. He worked for General Motors in Fort Wayne for over 35 years as a Material Superintendent. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Russ is survived by his wife of 39 years, Margaret C. Gillespie of Huntington; mother, Barbara Ann Gillespie of Anderson; two sons, Russel B. Gillespie III of Fort Wayne and Jay M. (Lyndsey) Gillespie of Huntington; one daughter, Brandy A. Gillespie of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Kim (Skip) Hamilton of Anderson and Jill (Jerry) Baker of Anderson; and eight grandchildren, Nathan Mygrant, Josh Mygrant, Gavin Schmucker, Alexis Gillespie, Brayden Gillespie, Oliver Gillespie, Lucy Gillespie, and Max Gillespie. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral service is 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at The Awakening Community Church, 235 Safari Trail, Huntington, where family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Pastor Jeff Carrell officiating. Preferred memorials to Cancer Services for Huntington County in Memory of Russel B. Gillespie Sr., c/o Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Ind. Burial is 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson. Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Russel B. Gillespie Jr. Friends may share an online tribute on the guestbook at
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 15, 2014
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