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Raymond Gillespie Jr.

Raymond L. “ Ray” Gillespie Jr., 70 of Belding, died Wednesday afternoon, March 14, 2012, at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming. Ray was born on January 6, 1942 near Cedar Springs, the son of Raymond and Thelma (Tisdel) Gillespie. He graduated from Cedar Springs High School with the Class of 1960. Ray was a member of the Belding VFW Post 4406 Men s Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion Post 203 of Belding and the Belding Sportsmans Club. He enjoyed travel, fishing, camping and snowmobiling. He is loved and survived by his children and their spouses, Chris and Ed Mol of Marne, Cindy and Len VanDenBerg of Newaygo, Julie Jenison of Grand Rapids, JoLynn and Tom Coutchie of Grandville, Amy and Allen Natividad of Dorr, Erin Gillespie of Wyoming, John Higgins of Belding, Shari Lynne and Terry Chamberlain of Rosebush, Marc and Deb Higgins of Belding; 22 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Lanny Gillespie, Colleen and Dale Thurston, all of Cedar Springs, Ed and Nancy Gillespie of Rockford, Debbie Merlington and Bruce Duncan and Diane and Ed

Sipka, all of Cedar Springs. Ray was preceded by Dee Higgins, his parents, one sister, Darlene and one brother Leonard. Funeral and committal prayers was 3:00 PM Sunday at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding with Pastor Dick Riley of Rockford United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Nelson Township Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Visitation was on Saturday at the funeral home from 5-8 PM. Memorials may be given to the Belding VFW Post 4406. To leave a message of condolence for the Gillespie Family, please visit the website of the funeral home, www.jffh.com. Arrangements by Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home

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