Keith Lamar Gillespie(1921 - 2013)

Keith Lamar Gillespie, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Dallas. Memorial service: 3:45 p.m. Monday, May 6, Smith History Center, annex to the Layland Museum, Cleburne. Interment: 3 p.m. Monday, May 6, Caddo Cemetery, Joshua. Keith was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Gratton, Va. He was married 62 years to Mary Townes Gillespie (died 2005). He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Survivors: Keith is survived by his loving children, Carol Burton and Hal Gillespie; his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jeremy and Christopher Cohen, Jack and Joe Gillespie; and his great-grandchildren, Samuel, Jacqueline, Britton, Andrew, John, and Grant Gillespie along with Garrett and Connor Smith and Lubbock and Branson Burton.

Published in Star-Telegram on May 5, 2013