In Loving Memory of Patrick Joel Gillaspie: 1947-2022


Beloved son, brother, husband, father and grandfather went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 7, 2022. He passed away at his home in Onalaska. 

Pat was born on Aug. 21, 1947 to Emmett and Zona Gillaspie in Centralia. He was raised in the Boistfort Valley until his family moved to Adna, where he attended and graduated high school in 1966. 

He soon married Carol Ann Boone of Toledo. They had two sons, Jeff and Chris. Later, he married Linda Pattee of Centralia. They lived in Onalaska for the past 22 years. 

Pat loved the outdoors. Hunting deer was a way of life from childhood. His stomping ground was Baw Faw Peak and the surrounding area. His other hobbies included fishing, mushroom picking, varmint hunting and target shooting, but he especially loved cutting and putting up firewood. 

Pat’s work career included Lewis County Parks, Weyerhaeuser Tree Farm, Tires Inc., cutting shake blocks, log truck driver, NW Hardwood Mill, Dulin Construction, dump truck driver and more. He retired from the Teamsters Union in 2010 at Lakeside Industries, Centralia. 

Pat enjoyed time with his sons and their families. Pat and Linda also enjoyed traveling, camping, entertaining at their home and they went out regularly with friends for dinner at the Eagles, where he was a longtime member. 

Pat was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his youngest brother Lari (Ned) Gillaspie, sister Lois Miller, and brothers Dennis Gillaspie and Tim Gillaspie. 

He is survived by his wife Linda (Pattee) Gillaspie; sisters Linda Curry, Glenna Carlson and Emma Robinson; and sons Jeff (wife Jennifer) Gillaspie and Chris (wife Jodi) Gillaspie, as well as six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on June 4, 2022 at Centralia Christian Church at 1215 W. Main St., Centralia, Washington, 98531. 

Food and fellowship will follow at the same location. Please bring a dish to share. There will be no graveside service at this time.