Homer “Bussey” Earnest Gillespie, 86, of Star City passed away October 26, 2021 at Gardner Nursing Center in Star City.

He was born August 16, 1935 in Lincoln County to the late George and Emma Blasengame Gillespie.

Mr. Gillespie was a retired brick mason.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie Shumake Gillespie; sister, Olean Gillespie; four brothers, James Walter “Red” Gillespie, Louie “Bud” Gillespie, John “JB” Gillespie, and Junior Gillespie; and granddaughter, Sharon Gillespie.

Survivors include three sons, Jimmy (Sandra) Powell, Kenny (Rebecca) Gillespie, and Greg (Sheila) Gillespie; sister, Diane (Gary) Fullbright, all of Star City; seven grandchildren, Alyx Gillespie Nicholson, Justin Bradley, Josh McGee, Chris Powell, Jonathan Powell, Anna Hudgin, and Danyelle Higgins; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services are Wednesday, October 27, at 2 p.m. at Butler/Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Bro. Elmer Byerly officiating. There will be no formal visitation.

Honorary pallbearers are Merwin Fowler, Jerry Shumake, Ricky Manning, Newell Gill and Billy Bates.

Memorials may be made to: Butler Cemetery, 4332 Goodfellow Rd., Star City, AR 71667.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.