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Lawrence “Larry” Vinton Gillespie


Lawrence “Larry” Vinton Gillespie, 77, of Nevada, IA died Oct. 18, 2012, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
Lawrence was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Gettysburg, South Dakota to Lloyd and Mary Catherine (Agan) Gillespie. He graduated from Chariton High School in 1955 and was united in marriage to Doreen Faye McCleary on July 27, 1968, in Ankeny. He had been a resident of the Iowa Veterans Home for 22 years. Lawrence was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Nevada and had been a Cub Scout Leader.
Lawrence is survived by his wife Doreen Faye of Nevada, Iowa; his sons, Eric Jay (Cathy) Gillespie of Urbandale, Iowa and David Jon Gillespie of Austin, TX; and his sister, Marjorie (Kenneth) Gookin of Story City, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held Oct, 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Nevada. Burial was in the Greenwood Friends Cemetery in Ankeny with military honors.
Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada is handling arrangements.

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