SPRINGFIELD - George B. Gillespie, 86, died peacefully on Sunday, November 17, 2013. George was a lifelong resident of Springfield. George was a talented Attorney, avid reader, and a gentle, kind man who will be missed by many.
George is survived by his dear friend, Nancy Smith Gillespie of Winfield, Ill., and his children, daughter, Nancy Seward of San Francisco; son, Thomas (Rowan) Gillespie of San Francisco; daughter, Abigail (Aaron) Finkelstein of Chicago; and daughter, Jennifer (Andrew) Mason of San Francisco. George is also survived by his brother, Robert Gillespie; grandchildren, Thomas Gordon Seward, Brooke Seward, Reed Seward, Teo Gillespie, Ciel Gillespie, Eila Finkelstein, Noa Finkelstein and Sebastian Mason; nieces, Francie Bunn, Sarah Moore, Allison Gillespie Romick; nephew, Andrew Bunn, as well as great-nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Frances Gillespie; his sister, Mary Gillespie Baker; his nephew, George "Gibby" Bunn; and his sons, Louis "Tad" Gillespie and George Benjamin "G.B." Gillespie.
A memorial service will be planned for the family at a later date.
If you would like to make a gift to Lincoln Library in George's name, please send to Lincoln Library, 326 S. 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62701, in memory of George B. Gillespie. Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.