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  1. I fondly remember Dick and Joan from the jewelry store at the Galleon. They were great people and inspired my love of vintage pieces…..I can still hear Dick laugh as I asked o many questions about their beautiful jewelry. May God hold you in His righteous right hand as you mourn at the loss and smile at the memories.

  2. To Joan, Linda and Gary

    I send the deepest condolences for your loss. Richard was a fun loving, talented and gifted soul who will be missed by many.

  3. Joan and Linda. Dick left such a beautiful legacy he was always welcoming and friendlyand went out of his way to make you feel at home.i will always keep him close in my memories rich a

  4. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My husband and I took his bridge class close to 30 years ago. He was a very patient teacher and mentor.

  5. Sorry to hear about Richard’s passing. It saddens me to know you and your family have suffered a terrible loss. The two of you have been together so long. I have you in my prayers and hope you will find comfort in friends and your church family during this difficult time. My deepest sympathies.

  6. Joan and Linda so sorry to hear about your husband and father.
    Thoughts and prayers for both of you.

  7. Dear Linda so sorry to hear the news about your Dad passing ,please pass on my best wishes to your Mom.Love Julie and Martin.

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Richard Taylor Gillespie

May 16, 2022

Kitty Hawk – Richard T. Gillespie passed away in Nags Head, NC early in the morning of May 16, 2022. He was the son of the late Samuel and S. Viola Gillespie and brother of the late Robert Gillespie. Richard was born May 28,1930 in York, Pa.

Richard is survived by his wife of 71 years, Joan Gillespie and their daughter, Linda Gillespie Hoover and son-in-law, Gary Hoover all of Kitty Hawk, NC.

Richard loved playing bridge. He was the founder of the Outer Banks Duplicate Bridge Club and served as the club director for over 30 years.
Richard was also a great Civil War buff which led him to research, write, and publish a Civil War book.

Richard had a huge passion for his Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. His greatest love was singing on the Kitty Hawk United Methodist choir. He loved his family as he was loved and adored by them.

The memorial service will be held June 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Please visit www.gallopfuneralservices.com to share sympathies with the family. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences

Nancy Millich (Clinkscales)

I fondly remember Dick and Joan from the jewelry store at the Galleon. They were great people and inspired my love of vintage pieces.....I can still hear Dick laugh as I asked o many questions about their beautiful jewelry. May God hold you in His righteous right hand as you mourn at the loss and smile at the memories.

Helen Ford

To Joan, Linda and Gary I send the deepest condolences for your loss. Richard was a fun loving, talented and gifted soul who will be missed by many.

Rich angileri

Joan and Linda. Dick left such a beautiful legacy he was always welcoming and friendlyand went out of his way to make you feel at home.i will always keep him close in my memories rich a

Elizabeth Urch

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My husband and I took his bridge class close to 30 years ago. He was a very patient teacher and mentor.

Susan McGann

Sorry to hear about Richard's passing. It saddens me to know you and your family have suffered a terrible loss. The two of you have been together so long. I have you in my prayers and hope you will find comfort in friends and your church family during this difficult time. My deepest sympathies.

Ann Armstrong

Joan and Linda so sorry to hear about your husband and father. Thoughts and prayers for both of you.

Lori Dean Lamb

So sorry to hear about Dick, he and my mother Pat were first cousins..

Martin and Julie Quinn

Dear Linda so sorry to hear the news about your Dad passing ,please pass on my best wishes to your Mom.Love Julie and Martin.