OBITUARY

James "Jaime" Landon Gillespie

November 19, 1956March 6, 2018
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James Landon Gillespie (“Jaime”) passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018. He was born November 19, 1956 in Anderson, South Carolina. He is preceded in death by his father, Frank I. Gillespie and all his grandparents. He is survived by his mother, Normajeanne Anderson, his sister, Nana Gillespie (Barry) Westmark of Pinellas County; brother, Frank R. (Jennifer) Gillespie and nephews, Michael Glenn and Eli Landon Gillespie and nieces, Margaret Caroline and Ellie Grace Gillespie of Villa Rica, Georgia.

Jaime and his family moved to Louisville, KY while his father finished his advanced degree in theology. In February 1969 the family moved to Clearwater Beach, FL. Jaime and Nana made friends easily with the neighborhood children. Jaime attended JFK Junior High School, Clearwater High School and St. Petersburg College. Jaime had an excellent voice and played saxophone in numerous bands in the area. He also attended a vocational school where he studied engineering technology. He stayed in the field of electronics where he learned business machines, and opened his own business which he operated for over 15 years. In later years, Jaime suffered from poor health but still found the strength to care for his mother. Indian Rocks Beach was his last home where he soaked up the sun and fished in the Gulf of Mexico. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 17 from 1 PM to 3PM, with a service at 3:30 PM at the Garden Sanctuary, 7950 131st St N, Seminole, FL 33776.

Arrangements were under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street N., Seminole, FL 33776\727-391-0121.

  • FAMILY

  • Normajeanne Anderson, Mother
  • Nana Gillespie (Barry) Westmark, Sister
  • Frank R. (Jennifer) Gillespie, Brother
  • Michael Glenn and Eli Landon Gillespie, Nephews
  • Margaret Caroline and Ellie Grace Gillespie, Nieces

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

James "Jaime" Landon Gillespie

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Andy and Paula Nall

March 18, 2018

Prayers and comfort to all the family. We shall miss our former classmate. May his memory be eternal.

Paula Bangos Nall and Andy Nall - CHS class of 1975

Patti Reinoehl

March 16, 2018

Jaime was one of my first friends when we moved to Clearwater Beach in 1969. He was kind to my older brother Bob and myself and introduced us to many of our life long friends including his sister Nana and my husband Tim. His love of music, family and friends continued up to his last days. I have many fond memories and am thankful I knew him and that I was able to let him know how much he was loved and will be remembered. My sympathy to his loving mom Normajeanne and sister Nana.

Nana Gillespie Westmark

March 14, 2018

Jaime was one of the first people to have a car in our group of friends. Therefore, he was the one that was designated to pick up everyone for a party or school or the beach. His first car was navy blue Corvair, which burned a lot of oil. The car also frequently stalled which was both funny and dangerous. During one of these stalling episodes, we got stuck on the railroad tracks near Fort Harrison Street. A train was coming and Jaime and I jumped out of the car, and pushed the car back to clear the tracks. Mark Martin was in the back seat and couldn't get out of the 2-door car. That episode spooked us and even now, almost 45 years later, I can't drive on that street without checking for trains.

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Biography

James Landon Gillespie (“Jaime”) passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018. He was born November 19, 1956 in Anderson, South Carolina.

He is preceded in death by his father, Frank I. Gillespie and all his grandparents. He is survived by his mother, Normajeanne Anderson, his sister, Nana Gillespie (Barry) Westmark of Pinellas County; brother, Frank R. (Jennifer) Gillespie and nephews, Michael Glenn and Eli Landon Gillespie and nieces, Margaret Caroline and Ellie Grace Gillespie of Villa Rica, Georgia.

Jaime and his family moved to Louisville, KY while his father finished his advanced degree in theology. In February 1969 the family moved to Clearwater Beach, FL. Jaime and Nana made friends easily with the neighborhood children.
Jaime attended JFK Junior High School, Clearwater High School and St. Petersburg College. Jaime had an excellent voice and played saxophone in numerous bands in the area. He also attended a vocational school where he studied engineering technology. He stayed in the field of electronics where he learned business machines, and opened his own business which he operated for over 15 years.

In later years, Jaime suffered from poor health but still found the strength to care for his mother. Indian Rocks Beach, FL was his last home where he soaked up the sun and fished in the Gulf of Mexico.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 17 from 1 PM to 3PM, with a service at 3:30 PM at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st St N, Seminole, FL 33776.