Richard Gillaspy
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Obituary of Richard Marshall Gillaspy

Richard M Gillaspy, 76, passed from this life and gained entrance to eternal life with Jesus Christ his Lord and Saviour on November 29, 2018.  Richard was born and raised in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho to George and Mildred Gillaspy (Milly).  Presently was residing in Kingman, AZ and members of Kingman Family Worship Center.

Richard spent 6 years in the Navy. When he returned home he married 1st wife Shirley R Sampson in 1964 and were the parents of 2 children, Richard J Gillaspy (Ricky) and Teresa R Gillaspy (Charmley). They divorced in 1972.

Richard met and married Diane M. Miller on March 6, 1976.  Leaving Idaho, they loved living in Montana and Nevada as they enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and riding their side by side together.  Richard gave his life to the Lord Jesus over 20 years ago and began making Horse Shoe Cross Necklaces and sold many of them at different Gospel Events.  Richard and Diane lived in Alabama for 5 years and traveled the South.  They made many wonderful friends along the way and had the time of their lives.  They loved spending time fishing the Alabama coast every chance they got.

Richard was diagnosed with Asbestosis Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis and Asbestosis Pleural Plaque. He suffered with heart and kidney failure due to Asbestosis.

He was preceded in death by his Father George, Mother Milly, Son Ricky and Nephew Jim Gillaspy.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Diane M Gillaspy (Miller), daughter Teresa R. Charmley (Jason), 4 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grand Children, brothers Gerald (Sue), Robert (Deb) and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be no service per Richard’s request.

2 Corinthians 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.

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