Terence "TC" Gillespie(1946 - 2014)

Terence "TC" Gillespie passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. Memorial service: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Communications Workers of America, 421 S. Adams St., Fort Worth. TC was born May 18, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Mary Fagan and James Patrick Gillespie. TC graduated from Benedictine High School in 1964. He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War. He served two tours of duty in the United States Air Force. TC retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone after 29 years. He served in many different positions within Communications Workers of America Local 6201. TC had been secretary-treasurer of Local 6201 since 1993. He served as vice president of Texas State AFL-CIO and was the current president of the Tarrant County Central Labor Council. He was also on the board of directors for the Tarrant County United Way. TC was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James; sister, Catherine; and nephew, Kevin. Survivors: His son, Terence "TJ" Gillespie; his love, Sherry A. Wilson; best pals, Andrew Wilson and William Wilson; their parents, Kyle, Michelle, Chad and Natasha Wilson; sisters, Mary Ann Ratterman and Sally Gillespie; brothers, Tommy, John, Michael, Joseph and Leo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 11, 2014