Tony Gillespie


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Anthony “Tony” Ray Gillespie, 55, of Sneads Ferry, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Born on August 31, 1962 in Quantico, VA, he was a son of the late Carroll Landis Speed. He retired as a MSGT from the USMC. He was an avid Star Wars fan and had a passion for fine cigars.

Surviving are his wife, Suzanne Carter Gillespie of the home; parents/in-laws, John & Maryann Carter of Lynchburg, VA; a son, John Carter Gillespie and wife Christina of Kailua, HI; a daughter, Laura Lynn Hagy and husband Hogan of Wilmington, NC; three brothers, Steven Gillespie of Tampa, FL, John David Gillespie of Christiansburg, VA, Wayne Gillespie of Roanoke, VA; a sister, Cathy “Cat” Epperly of Madison Heights, VA; four grandchildren, Valan Hagy, Coral Rae Gillespie, Merrick Hagy, and Carter Kyle Gillespie; and his beloved pets, Binx and Princess Leia. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Loma Gillespie; and a brother, Jeff Gillespie.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; PO Box 758517; Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or to Onslow County Animal Services; 244 Georgetown Road; Jacksonville, NC 28540.

“When gone am I, the last of the Jedi will you be. The Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned.” – Yoda