"Frank" Francis Joseph Gillespie, Jr. age 67, of Blue Ridge, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021. He was born February 19, 1953, in Oceanside, NY, to the late Francis Joseph Gillespie Sr. and the late Mary Lou de-la-Torrie Deckert. He was a member of The Ridge Community Church, where he enjoyed attending from the first time he came through the door. He was active with the Friday Morning Group from the church that meets at Blue Jeans. He was actively working with the Friday morning group and was very involved with helping in the community. He loved his church, the members, and Pastor Chain Mitchell. Frank was a talented drummer who toured with several bands over the years.
Survivors include wife, Charlotte Campbell Gillespie; brother, John E. (Elena) Deckert; step-brother, Bruce (Kim) Smith; sister, Carole Ann Gillespie; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou (Tim) McMichen and Sherry Henderson; brother-in-law, Tim (Laurel) Campbell; cousin, Sally Brown; special nieces, Sarah Deckert and Spencer Lanning; and his special dog, Murray. Several other nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews and too many friends to mention also survive.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA, you may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.