October 20, 1933 – September 5, 2018
Pinckney “Dwight” Gillespie, son of the late S. E. Gillespie and Edna Clodfelter Gillespie was born on October 20, 1933 in Advance, Missouri and departed this life on September 5, 2018 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 84 years.
Dwight was the former owner of Dwight’s Ace Hardware in Bloomfield, Missouri for 21 years. He attended the St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia, Missouri and was a resident of Bloomfield.
On February 27, 1954 he was united in marriage to Marian McCurdie. Mrs. Gillespie survives of the home in Bloomfield.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Ron Gillespie (Cindy) of Bloomfield; one daughter, Pam Wheeler of Dexter; three brothers, Bonnie Gillespie of Aquilla, Walter Gillespie of Charlotte, NC, and Don Gillespie of Phillipsburg, OH; two sisters, Vergia Lee Tiller of Parchment, MI and Clara Kull of Irvine, California; by two grandchildren, Holly Davis and Melissa Stevens; by three great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Davis, Carter Davis and Bailey Claire Stevens.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Melody Gillespie in infancy, one brother, Blair Gillespie, three sisters, Aileen Rummel, Gussie Tiller and Geneva Siler.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, September 10, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter on Monday, September 10, 2018 with the Rev. Jonathan Rice officiating. Interment will follow in the Leora Cemetery near Puxico, Missouri.