FORT MILL, S.C. - Don R. Gillespie, 69, died June 4, 2012, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
Born June 10, 1943, he was the son of the late George R. Gillespie Jr. and Mildred Robinson Hoyle.
Don was a decorated Army veteran. His passion was helping those with addictions through the 12 step recovery program.
Survivors include his sister, Wanda Mattox and brothers, Fred and J.D. Gillespie and Rick and Mike Hoyle.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Bobby Gillespie and David Hoyle.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at Bible Baptist Church, Fort Mill, S.C.
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 6, 2012