Obituary of Rev. Bernard L. Gillespie
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Rev. Bernard Leymone Gillespie, 89, of Morgantown, died November 10, 2016 at his home. He was born October 1, 1927 in Morgantown at Morgantown General, son of the late Charles Bernard & Icy Dell (Scheuvront) Gillespie.
Bernard was graduated 1946 from East Fairmont High School. He was an agent for Bankers Life and Casualty for 30 years and then was employed by West Virginia University for 20 years. He was a Cub Scouts of America troop leader for a number of years. He served as secretary of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ for many years. He was an ordained minister and pastor of the Granville Apostolic Church for over forty years. He served the church for sixty years with his wife, the late Betty F. Gillespie. Betty and Bernard were married sixty five years.
Bernard is survived by a son and his wife, Rev. Bernie L. and Cheryl Gillespie II of Marion, OH; a daughter and her husband, Kathy and Bill Watson of Reedsville, WV; grandchildren, Jennifer and Jason Glowacki of Castle Rock, CO; Cassie George of Morgantown, WV; Ethan Gillespie of Findlay, OH; Madison Gillespie of Columbus, OH; Jesse and Anna George of Fairmont, WV; Great Grandchildren Gianna and Mike Riggs of Reedsville, WV; Callie Jo McDonald of Morgantown, WV; Rowan Gillespie of Findlay, OH; and Lucas Gillespie of Findlay, OH.
Bernard was preceded in death by his wife, Betty F. Gillespie (Cobun), a daughter, Cindy Louise Gillespie and a grandchild, Jared Alan George.
The family greatly appreciates the help they received and the excellent care Bernard received from Hospice and their caregivers Trenton and Sandy Trickett and Amanda Tichnell. Their care allowed Bernard to spend his final days at home with his family.
Friends may gather at McCulla Funeral Home on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 3-6 pm and on Saturday from 1 pm until the 2 pm funeral service with Pastor Derek Syruws officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulla.com