Joseph Allen Gillespie, 18 - Travelers Rest

Joseph Allen Gillespie, 18, of Travelers Rest passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Born in Brevard N.C., he was a son of Jimmy Gillespie and the late Mildred Ann Galloway Gillespie.

Joseph was a 2015 graduate of Travelers Rest High School, where he was a four-year letterman at pitcher and shortstop for the baseball team. He also played basketball for Travelers Rest his senior year. Joseph signed with the Erskine College baseball team, and he was member of Clearview Baptist Church.

Surviving is his father, Jimmy Gillespie, and his step-mother, Kathy; a brother, Robbie Gillespie; a sister, Charissa Gillespie; two step-sisters, Kimberly Sizemore and Mary Katherine Sizemore; his grandparents, Mary & C.E. Gillespie, Mildred & Ernest Galloway and Peggy and Buddy Wensell.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 22 at Clearview Baptist Church with burial to follow at 3 p.m. at Gillespie Evergreen Cemetery in Brevard, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday at Clearview Baptist Church prior to the service.

The family will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Travelers Rest High School baseball team.

Online condolences may be expressed here.

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of arrangements.