Gillespie, Lyle

Written by David Green.

Lyle Gillespie, 77, of Sand Creek, Mich., died Feb. 28, 2013, at home.

He was born on Aug. 5, 1935, in Wauseon, Ohio, the son of Clarence and Wava (Metcalf) Gillespie.  On Dec. 31, 1961, he married Mary Ann Double, in Seward, Ohio. She preceded him in death on March 25, 2009.

Lyle spent his entire life in the Morenci/Sand Creek area where he was a crop and dairy farmer.  He served his country in the Marine Reserves from 1954 through 1956, and then joined the Army and served from 1956 through 1960.

 He is survived by a daughter, Maliea and (Tracy Hall) of Sand Creek; a grandson, Alex; and a brother, Leroy Gillespie, of Morenci. 

In addition to his wife, Lyle was preceded in death by his son, Allen, and his parents.

Graveside services are planned at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons. There will be no visitation or viewing.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee County.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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