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May 25, 2018

5/14/2018 12:57:00 PM
Duane C. Gillespie, 71, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
Duane C. Gillespie
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Duane C. Gillespie

Duane C. Gillespie, 71 had worked out west before moving to area

Duane C. Gillespie, 71, of North Vernon died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Our Hospice of South Central IN Inpatient Facility in Columbus.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at First Baptist Church-North Vernon. Rev. Drew Dukes will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of the services at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service.

Mr. Gillespie had worked road construction in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana before moving to North Vernon. He retired from Bob Poynter after 35 years of employment in the body shop. He was a member of First Baptist Church-North Vernon and was an avid outdoorsman.

Born November 2, 1946, in Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Mr. Gillespie was the son of Forrest and Margaret Schoeberline Gillespie. He married Sandra Lane Stearns January 26, 1968, in Lander, Wyoming. She survives.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Sonya (David) Kopitzke of North Vernon; son, Chris (Amanda) Gillespie of North Vernon; brother, Donald Gillespie of Van Meter, Iowa; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Gillespie was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to South Central Indiana Hospice Inpatient Facility, First Baptist Church-North Vernon, or Mercy Rescue.

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