OBITUARY

Thomas R. Gillespie

May 23, 1938January 6, 2021
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Thomas Robert Gillespie II, “Tommy,” passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital in Cypress, Texas on Wednesday, January 6th, at the age of 82. Thomas was born on May 23, 1938 in Des Moines, Iowa to Thomas Arthur and Mary Gillespie. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, of 58 years, Janie Gillespie. He is also survived by his children Mari Laura Gillespie, Thomas R. Gillespie III and wife, Melinda Rodriguez-Gillespie, Lisa Gillespie Carlyle, and Mary and Buddy Lemmon. His grandchildren Ron M. Bright, April Gonzales, Thomas M. and Candi Gutierrez, Stacy and Dale Pollet, Gabriella Trevino, Ashley Gillespie, Kristin and Brody Jungers, Thomas R. Gillespie IV, Robert Carlyle III, Justin and Jake Richardson, Kyla Davenport, and Stephen and Haley Jane Lemmon. His great grand children Ace R. Bright, CJ Hudson, Maria and Pablo Gonzales, Chasity, Kayla, and Thomas M. Jr. Gutierrez, Dallas and Alyssa Pollock, Evelynn and Waylon Jungers, Thomas R. V and Nolan Gillespie, Aubrey Carlyle, Ulyssa Williams, Issaiah and Elijah Richardson, Elliannie Richardson, and Jay Mason. Thomas married Janie Gillespie in 1961. Together they raised their family in Stafford, Texas where he worked for Texas Instruments for 17 years. He then followed his life-long dream and opened his own business, Rock-N-Roll Forever at Trader’s Village for 16 ½ years. Then Thomas and Janie opened together, Tejano Music Headquarters in Stafford for 13 years. Their joint effort greatly impacted the Tejano Music Industry. He retired after a life’s long work in 2016. His life was truly spent loving his wife, family, and music. May we continue to remember him through classic country, rock n roll, zydeco, and Tejano music. A rosary/visitation will be held at The Settegast-Kopf Co. at Sugar Creek, Sunday, January 17th, from 3:30pm-6:30pm. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, January 18th at 11:00am with a graveside service to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg, Texas. A tribute and words of condolences can be left at www.settegastkopf.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 17, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Sunday, January 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 18, 2021

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Mary Gillespie-Lemmon

January 24, 2021

REST IN PEACE DADDY. I'M SO LUCKY TO HAVE HAD YOU AS MY DAD. I WILL MISS YOU EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE HERE ON EARTH, BUT WE'LL ALL BE TOGETHER AGAIN IN HEAVEN..... UNTIL THEN DADDY........ I LOVE YOU!!! ❤❤

Yolanda Rodriguez

January 17, 2021

Please accept our condolences .. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Rachel Rodriguez

January 17, 2021

Hard to say goodbye to such a wonderful person. Such a great family.
Rest In Peace; you will always be remembered Mr. G!

Melissa Carlyle

January 17, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart breaks for all of you. I pray the Lord blesses you with peace. I am sure he will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts are with yall.

Rita Flores

January 15, 2021

Dear Janie and family, It's with deepest sympathy and heart felt sorrow that we send our sincere condolences for your loss. Just know that there are many heart felt feelings and prayers for you and your family at this difficult moment. Al and I share and reminisce about the good moments that we experienced with you and Tommy at TI and at Traders Village. May you find strength knowing that we are holding you close to our hearts. May you find peace and comfort going forward. God bless you.

Rita and Al Flores

Sally Yanez

January 14, 2021

Janie, our condolences and prayers to you and your family. May God give you peace, love, and blessings.
Sally and Saul Yanez

Jazper Ortega

January 10, 2021

Mr.Tommy "Pops" to me, I am sadden to hear the news, but I know you are happy,healthy and in paradise with OUR LORD & SAVIOR
No more illness No more pain.
I want to thank you for always treating me as a son/grandson from the first time I met you it was nothing but love and music!
You were absolutely a beautiful soul with a golden heart......

My Prayers and Love to Mama Janie & the Gillespie Family during this time of sorrow, THANK YOU for sharing Pops with so many of us....
Love you Guys!
Jazper

Mary Alice Driscoll/Yanez

January 10, 2021

Janie this Tia Licha. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband.May God have him in heaven and May he Rest In Peace.May God bless you and your entire family.Love you

Eva Rose

January 10, 2021

To the family of Tommy. I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband, dad , and grandpa. I’m praying 🙏🏿 for you to get through this sad occasion. He will be missed but he’s also at peace. Rip 🌹

Eva Rose
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