LAKE CITY - Thadious LeRoy (Jim) Gillespie, 88, died Friday, August 10, 2012 at Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lake City with Rev. Craig Zandi officiating and burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lake City. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday with family present from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City.
Jim was born in South Carolina on December 14, 1923. Jim is survived by his wife, Marylyn of Lake City; daughter, Vicki (Richard) Fleming of Henderson, IA; son, Jimmy (Vickie) Gillespie of Harlan, IA; step-daughters, Jolene (Joe) Steig of Lake City, Rita (John) Light of Rockwell City, Joyce Wiederin of Lake City; step-son, John (JoAnn) Wiederin of Lake City; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews; sister, Lorine Rice of SC; and sisters-in-law, Sheila (Dennis) Moulds and Donetta Stewart all of Auburn. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Linda Baker; granddaughter, Shellie Gillespie; three sisters and five brothers.