David Ross Gillispie


David Ross Gillispie
David Ross Gillispie

David Ross Gillispie, 73, Amarillo, Texas passed away on April 17, 2023.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 20, 2023, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Mike Martin officiating. A private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

David was born in Amarillo, Texas on November 27, 1949, to Ann Richards and Norman Ross Gillispie. He was raised in Borger, Texas, which is where he met Debbie Hicks. David married Debbie in Borger, Texas on March 11, 1972. This past year, they celebrated 51 years of marriage. His family meant the world to him, he loved spending time with his sons and grandchildren.

David attended Frank Phillips College and then went to serve in the Texas National Guard as a Second Lieutenant. He worked for Red Arrow Freight Lines for fifteen years and then Asarco Copper Refinery as a mechanic for twenty-seven years.

David never met a stranger. He was an Eagle Scout and an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 65.

David was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; and brother, Bruce Wayne Gillispie.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Gillispie; sons, Scott Gillispie and wife Katherine, and Kevin Gillispie and wife Holly; grandchildren, Tristen Gillispie and fiancée Makenzie, Baylor Gillispie, Macie Gillispie, Patrick Allen, Paige Allen, and Archer Schroeder; nieces, Shana Collins, Janet Randolf and husband Tyler, and Tia Haseloff and husband Ray; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

10 Replies to “David Ross Gillispie”

  1. Sorry to hear this. David was a great guy and enthusiastic boy scout. He was an example for others and a great leader.

  2. Debbie I’m so sorry just got back to town and found this. I had been think about David earlier this month and the times we had together with the scouts. Please know that you and the boys are in my prayers.

  3. I went to school with David…first grade through high school. He was very sweet and a great friend who will be sorely missed. I’ll always remember his smile! Prayers for the loved ones he left behind!
    Frances Speegle Corbett

  4. My deepest condolences to the family. I have such precious memories of family vacations at Granny’s and PawPaw’s and time spent around a table at Norman and Ann’s. David was a man of integrity, and the leaves a beautiful legacy for his family.

  5. So sad to say goodbye to our neighbor and friend. David showed great courage and strength through his illness. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Our prayers are with. God Bless! Rick and Jerri Smith

  6. My deepest condolences to the family. All my young adulthood have memories of David, Bruce & their family.

    God Bless,

    Lisa Schneider Gillispie

  7. I am so very sad to hear the loss of David.
    What wonderful neighbors you have been.
    I know he has not been doing well for a long while. I’m praying for you and your Sweet Family.
    My Best,
    Myrna Tompkins

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