Jeremiah John Gillispie
MANSFIELD -- Jeremiah John Gillispie, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at the age of 33. Funeral: 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 4 at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Visitation: 2-4 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home. Jeremiah was born in Arlington on August 6, 1982 to Paula Long and Larry Gillispie. He was a skilled plumber and avid hunter who loved the outdoors. Jeremiah's love and passion for his wife, Lindsey and precious daughter Elin, were evident in his everyday life. He lived life to the fullest and embraced each day with his family and friends. Jeremiah loved helping others, had a genuine character and heart of gold. He truly lived up to the meaning of his name “appointed by God”. Sharing kindness and compassion with each heart that Jeremiah touched. Jeremiah will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all those who loved him. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Jim and Bobbye Long; grandfather, Ennis Gillispie; aunt, Jeananne Halcomb; and uncle, Gary Gillispie. Survivors: Jeremiah was survived by his parents, Paula Long and Larry Gillispie; his wife, Lindsey Self; and daughter, Elin Victoria Gillispie; his sisters, Crystal Thom and husband, Bart Thom; Courtney Retz and husband, Colby Retz; brother, Jimmy Long Jr.; grandmother, Maxine Gillispie; and a wealth of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Paula & family
    I’m so sorry to hear of this great loss in your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss! Songs keep going thru my mind and Only the Good Die Young he was a very good husband and Daddy the love I have seen from your little family was so obvious to the world to see, hang on and have Faith that’s what every thing is all about. All in Jesus name I pray for you and his daughter and of course all the family and friends! Amen

  3. My condolences to Lindsey, baby Elin and both families. The love that Jeremiah had for Lindsey and sweet baby girl Elin was simply undeniable, very proud father, very proud husband. Praying for God to give you strength, comfort and understanding during the difficult times.

    Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV

  4.  My condolences go out to the family and friends of Jeremiah Gillispie. Losing a loved one so young is never easy. We all want to spend our lives with the ones we love and death gets in the way of that. What has brought me comfort is Acts 24:15 where it says “there is going to be a resurrection.” It’s so reassuring to know that I will see my loved ones again and so can you. Look to the hope ahead (2 Peter 3:13 and Revelation 21:4) as you comfort one another with happy memories of joyful times together. My deepest sympathy.

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