Robert (Bob/Butch) W. Gillespie was born Aug 7 1943. In Provo Utah. He was the second child of 8 to James Robert (Bob) Gillespie and Wilma Wiscombe Gillespie. He left this life on July 17th, 2021 at his home in Saratoga Springs, Utah.

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Bob made his living working for the printing business – mainly newspapers. He started at BYU and he finished his career at the U of U helping to publish their school paper and other publications. He loved the newspaper business. He retired in 1998.

In 1966 Butch married Carole. Bob and Carole had two children. James (Jim) was born on the same day as his grandfather James. Jim was also the first of the grandchildren for James Robert and Wilma. And Jodi was born a year later. Bob and Carole divorced in Oct 1971.

Bob became a good bowler. He became involved with some bowling leagues and it became a large part of his social life. He helped in organizing big bowling award banquets.

He met Janice at a bowling tournament and they were married in 1983. Janice had three children LaRee, Kent and Jashon that he took on as his own and then they had Jonathan a year later.

He was a hard worker and the best gardener, his fresh tomatoes could never be replicated.. they were the best.

He loved the outdoors and would take the family camping often. And was a part of several camping clubs.

He loved to fish and take long drives just to look at nature and the mountains.

He would come to his grandkids baseball games and be their biggest fan until his health declined. And was an avid sports fan. He loved watching his grandkids.

He had many church callings and was very dedicated to service in the LDS church and in his later years visiting the temple was something he truly looked forward to. He served in the temple for over 20 years.

He is now free of his ailing body. He is able to walk around again without pain. He has left us but we know he is in a better place. We will miss him and he has left many good memories for us to treasure.

We are sure there is a wonderful reunion in heaven and many people thanking him for his temple service.

Until we meet again.

He is survived by his siblings Mary (sister), Richard (brother), John (brother), Jeff (brother), his wife Janice and his children: James (Son), Jodi (daughter), LaRee (Brent), Kent (Kristine), Jay (Susan), Jon (Rachel) 19 grandchildren and 7 great grandkids.

He is preceded in death by his parents James and Wilma, his siblings Petrea (Trea), William (Bus) and Paul.

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We love his smile and laugh. He is a great man. We will miss him and look forward to meeting him someday.

Roger & Donna Wilkins , Lehi, UT, US Jul 22, 2021

LaRee,

We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet father. We prayer for comfort and peace for you and your family. May the memories of your dad reside in your heart always.

All Our Love, Gary & Kimber

Kimber Schuenman , Roy, UT, US Jul 22, 2021

Sorry for your loss and had good time deaf camping and bowling too

Ronald L Perkins & Ruth Haws , Tremonton , UT, US Jul 22, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss.

Prayers and love sent your way for you and your family.

Love to you

Stuart and Deila

Stuart and Deila Zeeh , Bluffdale , UT, US Jul 22, 2021

Cannot forget how he always go out fishing with my daddy. Norm. Will cherish his friendly ways hang in there Janice. With love

Jan lee Williams Jul 21, 2021

I remember Butch as a very kind older cousin

Cathy Delaney Jul 21, 2021

Sorry for your loss, we are thinking of you.

Darren and Jenn Wilson , Ogden, UT, US Jul 21, 2021

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