Gillespie Funeral Services CEO passes away

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Philanthropist, CEO, and former Grand Rapids Firefighter, Sherman Gillespie, passed away Wednesday, September 11th.

Gillespie owned Gillespie Funeral Services where, according to members of the community, he made a point to help families who couldn’t afford the high costs of funerals.

FOX 17 has been receiving calls from viewers to let us know how much he will be missed in the community.

The 70 year-old served on several boards in Grand Rapids and at Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, was a Boy Scout Troop Leader, and held the Grand Rapids REACH Program dear to his heart.

Funeral services for Sherman Gillespie will be Thursday, September 19th at First Methodist Church, 227 Fulton at 11 a.m.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

  • Brooke Gillespie

    THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!! I APPRECIATE THIS MORE THAN YOU COULD UNDERSTAND!!! MY DADDY MEANT THE WORLD TO ME AND SO MUCH TO THE COMMUNITY HE LOVED AND SERVED!!!!
    ~ BROOKE GILLESPIE

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.