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Jonathan Wayne Gillespie, 53, of Four States Rd., Worthington, passed away Wednesday afternoon in Monongah.
He was born July 18, 1963, in Clarksburg, son of Deloris L. Wix Gillespie of Monongah, and the late Wayne Gillespie.
Mr. Gillespie was a Christian by faith. He was an employee for the City of Fairmont, working as a heavy equipment operator with the storm water crew. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling and various sporting events including the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jonathan was also a history buff.
Survivors in addition to his mother, include two daughters, Rebecca Ogden and Jim Savchuk of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Jackie Hahn and Shane DuFour of Fairmont; three grandchildren, Layla DuFour, Izabelle Hahn, and Abagail Gillespie all of Fairmont; his fiancé, Tammi Morgan of Fairmont; a sister, Mary McGowan of Canton, Ohio; two uncles, Tom Gillespie of Wichita, Kansas and John Gillespie of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; an aunt, Eva E. Sessa of Oklahoma; a nephew, Jason Runion of Bluefield; and two nieces, Amber Cox of Summers County and Tiffany Wyatt of Bluefield.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Myra Elizabeth Gillespie; and a brother-in-law, Karl McGowan. Mr. Gillespie has chosen cremation services.
Family and friends will be greeted from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Josh Carlisle officiating.
Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on August 31, 2016
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