- About Us
Our beloved father, grandfather, cousin, and friend Robert Gerald Gillespie passed away suddenly on August 14, 2018 at his home. Bob was born December 3, 1953 in Tooele, Utah to Gerald C and Eleanor Long Gillespie. Bob was raised in Tooele alongside his brother Frank. The two of them got into their fair share of mischief during their younger years. Many stories have been told many times that recap their adventures.
After graduating from Tooele High in 1972 Bob went to work at MagCorp, where he worked for many years. During his time at MagCorp, Bob developed many lifelong friendships that meant the world to him. Bob married Tessie Hammond on May 29, 1981. The two would later divorce.
Take a Pendleton shirt, some Wrangler jeans, and throw in a little Hank Williams Jr. and you have our Dad. Our Dad was a very routine kind of guy. He thrived on the fact that his routine allowed him to focus on his pride and joy being "Grandpa Bob".
For over the last 12 years dad worked full time for North Park Transportation. During his time at North Park in usual Bob fashion he developed many friendships with the drivers he took care of through the years.
Dad was a very simple guy who lived a very simple life. He would jump at any chance he was given to brag about how proud he was of his kids and his grandkids. He is going to be forever missed.
Survived by his children; Melodi Brown, Sandy UT Jenifer(Louis)Jacobsen, West Jordan UT Weston Gillespie, Nicole Gillespie, Sandy UT Kortnee(Julio)Heise, Riverton UT McKenzie(Toni)Larson, West Jordan UT Ex-wife Jenny(Jeff)Middleton, Sandy UT Longtime friend Debbie Ginnett, Tooele UT as well as many cousins and friends. Preceded in death by both his parents, his brother Frank D Gillespie and longtime friend Nicole Ginnett.
Funeral services will be held Saturday August 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Tate Mortuary. Located at 110 S Main St. in Tooele. There will be a viewing prior to the services beginning at 10 a.m. Dad will be laid to rest in the Tooele City Cemetery.
If you are able to join us in honoring Dad, please feel free to stick to a casual dress code, as that's the way Dad would've wanted it.