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John Wayne Gilstrap

July 11, 1939 — December 25, 2022



John W. Gilstrap

Easley, SC


John Wayne Gilstrap, 83, of Easley, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, December 25, 2022.


Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late Choice and Loma Gilstrap Ray.


Mr. Gilstrap retired from Pickens County Concrete after 40 years of dedicated service. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and gardening. He was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church.


Surviving is his wife of 67 years, Louise Dickard Gilstrap; his children, Lisha Gilstrap Roper of Pickens, and John Anthony “Tony” Gilstrap (Pam) of Dacusville; grandchildren, Randy Waldrop (Jenna), Judd Gilstrap (Faith), Travis Roper (Jensa) and Deidra Roper (Christopher); and great grandchildren, Anna Waldrop, Maddison Roper, McKenzie Gilstrap and Raylan Gilstrap.


Mr. Gilstrap was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Connie Gilstrap Waldrop; a grandson, Joshua Waldrop; a son-in-law, Mike Roper; a brother, Norman Ray; and sisters, Helen Turner, and Lula Hyman.


The family will receive friends Monday, January 2, 2022, from 12:30 PM until 1:45 PM at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown with a graveside service to follow at 2:00 PM in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Easley.


Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Glenwood Baptist Church, 325 Saco Lowell Road, Easley, SC 29640.


The family will be at the home.


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Service Schedule

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Monday, January 2, 2023

12:30 - 1:45pm (Eastern time)

Robinson Funeral Home

305 W Main St, Easley, SC 29640

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Graveside Service

Monday, January 2, 2023

2:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)

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