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Kenneth C. Gillispie

KENNETH C. GILLISPIE Age 85, passed away on Feb. 11, 2013, peacefully at home with his loving family by his side. He was born on Dec. 5, 1927 in Bartlett, KS and was a Cherry Valley, CA resident for 52 years. He retired from the Southern California Gas Co. in 1986 after 38 years. He joined the Marine Corp. at the age of 17, serving in China during WWII, after which he became a reservist and called back to duty during the Korean Conflict where he was a tank driver. He was a lifetime member of the VFW & DVA. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathy Gillispie; daughter Debra (Jim) Steele of Cherry Valley, CA; son Mark (Darlene) Gillispie of Indio, CA; sister Mary Senor of Apple Valley, CA; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wed., Feb. 20, 2013 at 10am at Wiefels & Son Funeral Home in Banning, CA. Graveside service will be 12:15pm at Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area #2. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174-0001 (www.calfarley.org)

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Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 17, 2013
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