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John Theodore Gillespie

September 30, 1926 — October 26, 2020

John Theodore Gillespie, age 94 of Maryville, formerly of Athens passed away October 26, 2020.

He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, WWII, and a long time Baptist Minister. He is preceded in death by his wife, Cecile Gillespie; daughters, Kathy Waddell, Robin Gillespie; grandson, Scott Caldwell; parents, John B. And Viola Gillespie; sisters, Margaret Gillespie, Gaynelle Sowder, Evelyn Gillespie; brother, Otha Gillespie.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Virgil Adams; sons and daughter-in-laws, Phillip and Tara Gillespie, Todd and Tiffany Gillespie; grandchildren, Rob Caldwell, Justin Gillespie, Josh Gillespie, Lacey Gillespie; numerous friends.

Due to covid-19, a private graveside service with military honors will be held at McMinn Memory Gardens with Rev. Donnie Huston officiating.

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