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William M. Gillespie, age 67, of Grand Rapids, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans surrounded by family.

The son of Edward & Ayrdth (Furman) Gillespie, he was born on December 3, 1949 in Pontiac.

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Lexie on February 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    R.I.P to my amazing grandfather! You didn’t deserve to be sick! You were an amazing man! I really wish we could of got to know you. At least you are healthy now and get to watch your grandchildren and great grandson grow up! We love you so much! See you again someday! Love, your granddaughter. Thinking about you

  2. Lois Gillespie on March 1, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I first met Bill at a family wedding that I attended as his brother Terry’s date. He came running over to our table smiling and teasing his brother. I thought he was so cute and so much fun. What a personality. I wish I could have spent more time with him as his sister-in-law. The times Terry and I shared with him, Jan and Dana were always a great time. They lived an hour away so with all of us working, our visits were far between. Bill’s illness grew worse and Jan took such good care of him until it grew too difficult. She fought for his rights for years and made sure he had everything he needed. I know the four of us would have had so much fun together especially in our retirement years which he never got to experience. They loved each other always and will be together again some day. In the meantime, he will watch over his precious Dana, her husband and his three grandchildren and his beloved Jan. Terry says “he is with his dogs now” as he loved them all probably his cats too. Until we meet again Bill, love and peace be with you.

  3. Lois Gillespie on March 1, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I should have said three grandchildren and one great grandchildren. Don’t know how to edit previous message.

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