CARROLL E. GILLESPIE
Carroll Edwin Gillespie, 81, husband of Lucille Howell Gillespie, went home to the Lord on Friday, October 4, 2013.
He was a loving husband and a great father and grandfather. Carroll was known for his amazing carving and woodworking skills. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Homer L. and Mary Jones Gillespie. He was a member of Travelers Rest United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy. Carroll retired from Furman University after 29 years in the facilities services department, where he was comically known as "Snake" by his co-workers.
Surviving, along with his wife, are 4 sons, Joey (Tedi), Jim (Rhonda), Jonathon (Debbie), and Jeffrey (Molly) Gillespie; 3 grandchildren, Garrett, Weston, and Anna Gillespie; and a brother, H. Neil (Emily) Gillespie.
Along with his parents, Carroll was predeceased by 3 brothers, Harmon, Ray and Gene Gillespie and a sister, Thelma Pickens.
A memorial service at Charles E. Daniel Chapel, Furman University, will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Goodwill Industries at 115 Haywood Rd., Greenville, SC 29607.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thehowzemortuary.com, please consult the website next week for the posted memorial date and time.
The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of the arrangements. (864) 834-8051.
Published in The Greenville News on Oct. 6, 2013