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Charles Warren Gillispie
Apr 4, 1925 - Jun 1959
Posted by: Wanda Purcell

Charles Warren Gillispie was born to Sim and Dona Gillispie April 4, 1925 on a
farm near Durham and departed this life at the age of 34 years, 2 months. At an
early age he joined the Baptist church and was faithful throughout his short life.
At the age of 1 month, his mother passed away. An aunt, came and cared for him
and helped with the family.

After one year he moved to the home of her brothers, Lawrence and Dan Gillispie.
Here he grew to young manhood, receiving his education at Midway, Oklahoma, working as a farm hand and farming two years. He joined the Armed Forces and served in the States and overseas during World War ll.

He was married in Japan and to this union one son was born, Charles Warren, Jr.
Working across the country from California to Texas he met and married Jerrri Ann
Johnson of Independence, Louisiana. To this union three sons were born, Charles,
Jr. Charles Wayne and Lawrance.

Gillispie was preceded in death by his mother and 1 son, Charles, Jr., his aunt
who raised him, and his grandparents. at an early age he was united with the Baptist
church. He was a kind and loving father, son, brother and nephew.

Mr. Gillispie was involved in a highway accident Wednesday, June 17, 1959 about 3:30
a.m. on U.S. Highway 54-70 north of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The past four years he had resided in Amarillo, Texas and at the time of his death
was employed as a machine operator for Maywood, Inc.

Mr. Gillispie is survived by Jerri Ann Gillespie, two sons, Charles Wayne and Lawrance
Ray of the home, also one son, Charles Warren, Jr. of a previous marriage, also his
father, Samuel W. Gillispie of Elk City, four sisters, Mrs. Georgia Hartley of Reydon,
Mrs. Callie Holmes of Grand Prairier, Texas, Mrs. Helen Husky of Amarillo, Texas and
Mrs. Lennie Malson of Durham, also a host of uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 19, 1959 at 9:30 a.m. in the Blackburn-Shaw
Memorial Chapel in Amarillo, with Rev. Sam D. Smith officiating. Graveside services
were held at 3 p.m. at Erick, Oklahoma.

Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK

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