Melvin Samuel Gillaspie

Published 11:09 am Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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Melvin Samuel Gillaspie, 81, of Lexington, died on Oct. 21, 2020 at his residence in Davidson County.

He was born June 24, 1939 in Davie County, the son of the late Boyden Gillaspie and Willie Era (Boger) Gillaspie.  He is also preceded in death by: a son, Charles Gillaspie; a daughter, Marilyn Marie Gillaspie; a sister, Corrina Williams; and 2 brothers, Terry and Johnny Gillaspie.

He graduated from high school in Davie County with the class of 1950. He worked as a maintenance worker with R.J. Reynolds for 46 years, was of the Baptist faith and attended Bixby Church of Living God.

Survivors: his wife of 29 years, Barbara Sue (Spaugh) Gillaspie of Lexington; his 4 sons, David S. Gillaspie (Bobbie) of Shelby, Melvin Boyden Gillaspie of Lexington, Melvin Gillaspie of Winson-Salem, Zachary Gillaspie (Jodi) of Hickory; 4 daughters Mary Daniels (Douglas) of Winston-Salem, Melva Adams of Lexington, Heather Marie Gillaspie of Greensboro, Teresa Masters (Travis); a brother, William Gillaspie (Ronda) of Thomasville; 2 sisters, Doris Bradley (Bob) of Thomasville, Dorothy Steen of King; 23 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. in the Davie Funeral Service Chapel.  Officiating will be the Rev. Rick Marson.  He will be buried in the Bixby Church of Living God Cemetery.