Forest Gene Gillespie, West Liberty, Kentucky passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 66 in the U. K. Hospital, Lexington, KY after a brief illness. Born August 13,1952 in Dayton, Ohio. He was the son of Dorsie Lee Gillespie and Hattie Jewell Ison Howell. Forest was a retired plumber and attended the West Liberty United Methodist Church.
Survivors are two sons, Jammie Lynn Gillespie (Stephanie), Flat Gap, KY, Darren Wayne Gillespie (Deatra), Staffordsville, KY. Two daughters, Alison Jo Messer, Newport, TN, Leslie Marie Wright (Steve), Ezel, KY. Three sisters, Clotene Howell Shearer, Germantown, OH, Betty Rose Lee Howell Blevins, Ashland, KY, Corenne Howell Keeton (Roger), Elkfork, KY, Three brothers, Rondall B. Howell (Louise), Elkfork, KY, Clyde L. Howell (Margaret),Dayton, OH, Gary Joe Howell (Faye), West Liberty, KY. Seven grandchildren: Leanna Dawn Gillespie, Becky Keeton, Braylen Lane Gillespie, Kylen Quinn Gillespie, Logan Shawn Messer, Hunter Christian Messer, Lacey Dianne Mulcahey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Sue Nickell Gillespie, parents Dorsie Lee Gillespie and Hattie Jewell Ison Howell, sisters, America Alice Howell, Elsie Faye Howell Frazier, brother, Rosevelt Junior Howell.
Funeral services will be 1:00pm Friday October 12, 2018 at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel with Rev. Jamie Brunk officiating. Interment in West Liberty Memorial Gardens, West Liberty, KY. Visitation 6:30 pm, Thursday at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home, West Liberty, KY. Pallbearers: Logan Messer, Tim Kelly, Trevor Howell, Hunter Messer, Billy McClurg, Mark Walter, Trustin Howell.