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John Ward Gillespie Sr.


1929 - 2018
John Ward Gillespie Sr. Notice
John Ward Gillespie Sr., of Roanoke, VA, long time resident of Glen Burnie, Maryland, passed away on October 21, in Knoxville, TN. John was a self taught guitarist who traveled with Ronnie Dove for 25 years in the U.S. and Canada. He was preceded in death by his companion, Cathy Amberg, his parents, Joseph Chance & Mamie Bell Gillespie: his son, John Jr. & John's wife, Karen Ann Gillespie, Granddaughter: Tracy Lynette Barker, Grandson: Michael Lee Barnes, Great Grandson: Jonathan Matthew Molt, six brothers: Charlie, Millard, Frank, Silas, Andy, Paul, and two sisters, Mary (Sis) Magdalene Gillespie, Ethel May Gillespie. Survivors include: sister: Ruth Maupin, Children: Brenda Joyce Collins & (Dane), Sharon Jean McLain, Carolyn Gillespie Stone, Bonita Susan Tinker, Sarah Venessa McNally, Duane Alan Kinder. Surviving grandchildren include: Terry Renee Barker, Dane Clark Collins Jr. & (Chandra), Brian Keith Huffman & (Christy), John Carlton McLain III & (Kelly), Christopher Scott McLain & (Kristy), Joshua Gillespie, John Ward Gillespie III, Michael Lee Gillespie, Gavin Tanner Gillespie, Donna Hohibein, Ricky McNally, Brittney Leann McNally. Surviving Great grandchildren: Alexander James Huffman, Ryan Cole McLain, Aaden Scott McLain, Easton Hunter McLain, Michael Anthony Barker, James Haven Ferrell, Arianna Soleil Collins. Surviving great, great grandchildren: Logan Alexander Haven Ferrell. A graveside service will be conducted on Friday 26, at 11:30. East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920 Tel: (865) 577-3228
Published in Baltimore Sun on Oct. 24, 2018
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