The Transylvania Times -

Claude Elmer "C.E." Gillespie Jr.


September 19, 2019

Claude Elmer “C.E.” Gillespie Jr., 87, of Brevard, died Sept. 16, 2019, at Transylvania Regional Hospital.

A native of Transylvania County, born Sept. 30, 1931, he was the son of the late Claude Elmer and Norma Estelle Brittain Gillespie. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his grandson, Joseph Gillespie; sisters, Reba King, Cornelia Amick, Zandra Lance, Edith Jo Gillespie and Mildred Taylor; and brothers, Johnny Gillespie, Joe Gillespie and Alvin Gillespie.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Meece Gillespie; their son Jimmy and wife, Kathy, of Travelers Rest, S.C .; grandchildren, Robbie Gillespie, Charissa Gillespie, Kimberly Sizemore and Mary Katherine Sizemore; and sister, Victoria Trent, of Brevard.

He laid block and brick all over Transylvania County and then went on to work for DuPont, were he retired.

He was a member of Glady Branch Baptist Church.

His favorite hobby was to trout and Muskie fish, as well as squirrel hunting.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations, with Rev. Allen Thompson officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 1 p.m., one hour prior to the service.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is serving the family.


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