Herald D. Gillespie, 87, of Boyd went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Bridgeport. Service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Christian-Hawkins Chapel. Interment: Boyd Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Christian-Hawkins Chapel. Herald married Tommie Swinney on Jan. 27, 1948, in Decatur. He was owner of Gillespie Real Estate and a member of the Texas Board of Realtors. He was an Army staff sergeant in World War II
and served under Gen. Patton during the Battle of the Bulge. Survivors: Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Tommie; sons, Herald Wayne Gillespie and wife, Linda, Marshall David Gillespie and wife, Marietta; grandchildren, William, Bryan, Forest, Trevor, Tori, Gary, Neil and Andy; 16 great-grandchildren; and brother, Joe Wayne Gillespie and wife, Sharon.