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Charles Avery Gillespie Jr.

November 16, 2012
Salem News

SALEM - Charles Avery Gillespie Jr., 68, of Salem, Ohio, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the Salem Community Hospital.

He was born Dec. 23, 1943, in Washington, Pa., the son of the late Charles A. Gillespie Sr. and the late Ada Mae (Watson) Gillespie.

Before his retirement in 2007, he had been employed at Quaker Manufacturing as a machinist for nine years and previously worked at the Eljer Company as a foundry worker for 15 years. He was a member of Faith Chapel Fellowship and accepted Christ into his life on Aug. 26, 2012.

Chuck loved fishing, bicycling and was an avid Steelers fan. He loved his family and his two dogs, Sheba and Buddy.

His wife, Louise (Snee) Gillespie, whom he married Aug. 10, 1963, survives him along with two daughters, Tammy Godwin and Sandy Stalnaker, both of Salem; six grandchildren, Brian, Heather and Kimberly Godwin, Jennifer Mann and Lauren and Joshua Stalnaker; and five great-grandchildren, Brandon and Benjamin Godwin, Logan and Ari Upole and Grace Gardner.

A great-grandson, Cash Gardner, also preceded him in death.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Faith Chapel Fellowship with Pastor Larry Paxson officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park.

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