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David Brian Gillespie


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David Brian Gillespie

David Brian Gillespie, 54, of Rock Springs passed away June 4, 2017.

He had been a lifelong resident of Rock Springs and Green River. 

He was born Feb. 13, 1963, in Butte, Mont., the son of William M. and Katherine Barrett Gillespie. 

Gillespie attended elementary school in Green River and graduated from the Rock Springs High School with the class of 1981. He also graduated with a college degree in broadcasting.  

He married Laura McNeill Oct. 31, 1985, and they had two sons. They later divorced. 

On Jan. 24, 2009, he married Debra Leisch in Jackson.

Gillespie was employed at Halliburton as a bus driver and also at KSIT as "McMurphy in the Morning" for many years. 

His interests included spending time with his family, fishing, camping, and flying his drone. He was a great story teller and enjoyed telling jokes. 

Survivors include his wife Debbie Leisch of Rock Springs; four sons, David B. Gillespie and William M. Gillespie, both of Grand Junction, Colo., Christopher A. Potter and Brandon A. Dubois, both of Rock Springs; four sisters, Joan Donahue of Collegeville, Penn., Peggy Rodriguez of Norristown, Penn., Patricia Kruljac and husband James of Rock Springs and Michael Koons and husband Dallas of Green River; several cousins, four nephews and eight nieces. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Leslie Scott; two brothers-in-lawm Lou Rodriguez and William Donohue.  

Following cremation, there will be no services at his request.

The family of David Brian Gillespie respectfully suggests that donations in his memory be made to Hospice of Sweetwater County.


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