Mr. Leonard “L.C.” Gillespie, age 78, a resident of Kingston, Tennessee passed away Thursday, June 1, 2023, at the Roane Medical Center, Harriman, Tennessee. He was born January 25, 1945, in Harriman, Tennessee. Mr. Gillespie was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Midtown (Harriman), Tennessee. He was also a member of the Carpenters Union Local #50 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and before retirement he was a carpenter with Martin Marietta at the U.S. D.O.E. K-25 site. Afterwards, he was a Maintenance Supervisor for the Roane County School System at Harriman, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Gillespie and Ruth Elizabeth Roddy Gillespie; brother, Gary Gillespie; and great grandchild, Easton.
Wife: Mary Gillespie
Children & Their Spouses: Leslie (Sammye), Julian, and Yvette
7 Grandchildren: Samia, Bryce, Erin, Javel, Tavia (Maddox), Devin, and Breyden
4 Great Grandchildren: Amira, Quay, Shyla, and Legend
Brother: Kenny Gillespie (Annette) of Ackworth, GA
Sister: Margaret Collier of Harriman, TN
Brother: Gordon Gillespie of Knoxville, TN
And several nieces and nephews, other relatives, and special friends.
Memorial services for family and friends will be announced and held at a later date at the Oak Grove Baptist Church; 244 Roddy Lane; Harriman, Tennessee 37748. Cremation arrangements have been made and a private family interment will be held in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood, Tennessee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church.