Allen M. Gillespie

Dec 24, 1940 - Jan 27, 2016


Allen M. Gillespie passed away on January 27, 2016 in Lincoln CA. He was born in Oakland on December 24, 1940. Moved to Stockton when he was six and grew up graduating from Stagg High School. After graduating from Stanford University he went to work for Shell Oil Co. in Oakland in their retail sales division. He enjoyed retailing so much that after leaving Shell he spent the next 30 years owning various retail businesses. Spending most of his life living in the East Bay he retired in Napa before moving to Lincoln in 2005. The son of the late Edward and Kathleen Cook Gillespie, he was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Betty, and his brother Bob. He is survived by his wife Margaret, son David of Dallas, and nieces Gaylene Furgison of Stockton, Lisa Sullivan of Palo Alto and Charise Gillespie of Saratoga, CA. Allen started travelling at an early age with his grandmother and continued throughout his life. He and his wife Betty owned a travel agency in Oakland for many years. He also enjoyed boating, cars, Stanford athletics and was an avid stamp collector. Allen was active serving in many community, business and social organizations always willing to take leadership positions. Having enjoyed many advantages in life he set up the Gillespie Family Charitable Trust to support local charities and activities to give back for some of his good fortune in life. Services will be held at East Lawn Cemetery in Sacramento on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11:00 am. Reception to follow at 1:00 pm at the Sun City Lincoln Hill Orchard Club House, 965 Orchard Creek Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841


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