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ACU Home > Major Events > News > 2002 News Archive > Gilbert McLeskey

Former ACU board member dies in Abilene

For immediate release
Oct. 24, 2002

Gilbert T. McLeskey, a former member of Abilene Christian University's board of trustees, died Tuesday, October 22, at a local hospital at age 86.

McLeskey's successful career as an executive trust officer provided many opportunities for service, most notably his years of service as a member of ACU's board of trustees. During his term as trustee, McLeskey served on the presidential search committee that elevated Don Morris to Chancellor of ACC and recommended that Dr. John Stevens be appointed president. In 1971, he was appointed as the first chair of the Public Relations and Development Committee. McLeskey retired early from his career to raise his children after the death of his wife, Nancy.

Survivors include a son, Stephen Thomas McLeskey of Portland, Oregon; two daughters, Meredith Sue Shipp of De Soto and Nancy Lynn Love of Abilene; two brothers, Larry McLeskey of De Soto and Billy McLeskey of Lilburn, Georgia; two sisters, Lurline Winn of De Soto and Maxine Blanton of Abilene; a sister-in- law, Beth McLeskey of Abilene; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

The family has requested memorials be made to the College of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University.

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