Richard Lynn Gillespie, age 63, of Morenci, passed away on May 11, 2020, at his home. He was born on September 5, 1956, in Hudson to Richard and Clara (Clark) Gillespie.
Rick graduated from Morenci High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Morenci Sportsman Club and the Bluegrass Association. He was well known as "Slick Rick" on the radio station, Q95. He enjoyed pitching horshoes, bowling, farming, and being at his cabin.
In addition to his father, he is survived by a brother, Robin Allen Gillespie; nephew, Michael Gillespie; niece, Amie Gillespie; and his girlfriend, Tami Mohn. He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents.
According to family wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service to honor Rick's life on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 11:00 AM, at the Morenci Sportsman Club. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, masks will be required. Those wishing a monetary contribution in Rick's memory are asked to consider The Morenci Sportsman Club. The Eagle-Marry Funeral Home in Morenci is handling arrangements.