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David Gillespie

David Duane Gillespie

Saturday, September 12th, 1959 - Sunday, April 12th, 2020
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Obituary

David (Dave) Gillespie, age 60, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Green Acres in Mt. Pleasant after many years of battling Parkinson’s disease. Arrangements are being handled by Clark Family Funeral Chapel. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be planned at a later date.

A lifelong resident of Mt. Pleasant, David was born on September 12, 1959, to Ivan and Gladys (Petoskey) Gillespie, the youngest of nine children. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Janice Cotter, a brother-in-law, David Wilkins and a nephew, Michael Gillespie.

David was a devoted and loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by two daughters: Jessica (Ron) Kino along with 3 beautiful granddaughters: Astara, Amabel and Anika of Bellingham, WA and Kelly (Daniel) Walker of Grand Rapids, MI. Also surviving are four brothers: Dale (LaDonna) Gillespie, Jerry Gillespie, Ken (Luann) Gillespie, Jim (Karen) Gillespie and three sisters: Sharon Wilkins, Rosie (Dave) Ebbinghaus and Shirley (Rocky) Koons, brother-in-law Bob Cotter and numerous nieces and nephews.

David graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and Central Michigan University. He was employed at Isabella Bank for 37 years, beginning as a co-op student in high school and proudly retiring as a Vice-President in Commercial Loans.

David was an avid golfer and enjoyed all types of sports. He was a life-long fan of all Detroit and Michigan sports teams.

The family would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care he was given by the staff at Green Acres of Mt. Pleasant and Elara Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation or a charity of your choosing c/o Clark Family Funeral Chapel. https://www.parkinsonsmi.org/

You may view David’s obituary online and send a condolence to the family at www.clarkfuneralchapel.com.
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JONN BLAND

Posted at 10:01am
My condolences to the family and friends, I have know Dave for many years, he was always fun to be around and a very thoughtful person, it was so sad to see him decline from Parkinson. Dave will be missed by many
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Bruce LaPointe

Posted at 12:47pm
Dave was a student for two years in my Marketing program at the Mt Pleasant Area Vocational-Technical Center. He was a pleasure to have in class and I was fortunate to be the one who got him his co-op job at Isabella Bank and started him on his career there. Always positive and upbeat he got along well with everyone. After high school I enjoyed going on several golf trips with him and playing an occasional game of poker. Truly a genuinely nice guy who I could proudly call a friend.
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Rick Barz

Posted at 08:34am
Dave was a great employee of Isabella Bank and I had the privilege to work with him from when he started at 16 as a co-op student to his retirement— much to early for such a gifted person. Dave was a very kind and gentle person who truly believed in his customers and took enjoyment at seeing them succeed. He carried himself the same way, a class act, outside of his employment and it was just a gift to know him and be considered a friend. All of us that knew him and worked with him will miss him.
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Paul Bigard

Posted at 02:16pm
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. A true gentleman and professional. May God's peace be with his family.

Paul and Michelle Bigard
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Karen Swetz

Posted at 12:04pm
I often spoke to David when he was at Crestwood Village when my mother, Evalyn Muterspaugh, was there. My mom invited him to her birthday parties and always talked to him. We both seen him as a respected, appreciative person who was thankful for any help or acknowledgement he received. Although it was hard for him to speak, he always acknowledged you with his smiling eyes and face. May he rest in peace. It's been a long journey. My heartfelt sympathy to all his family, especially to those who cared for him.
Karen Swetz
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