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Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
  • GROVER "DOC" GALLOWAY

  • Grover Cleveland Galloway Jr., 83, of Thompsonville, went to be with his Lord at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010, at his home.



    Doc's wishes were to be cremated. Leffler-Poulson Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of the arrangements.


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  • Grover Cleveland Galloway Jr., 83, of Thompsonville, went to be with his Lord at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010, at his home.
    Doc's wishes were to be cremated. Leffler-Poulson Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of the arrangements.
    Mr. Galloway was born on Aug. 8, 1926, in Benton, the son of Grover Galloway Sr. and Goldie (Reed) Galloway.  He married the former Mildred Tate on Dec. 23, 1947, and she survives.
    Mr. Galloway is survived by his wife, Mildred Galloway, Thompsonville; a son, Dr. Dan Galloway and wife Christine of Crown Point, Ind.; a daughter, Deborah and husband Jim Daly, Valparaiso, Ind.;  a daughter-in-law, Jody Galloway, Thompsonville; 11 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three great grandsons;  a brother Bill Galloway, Christopher; and a sister, Ruth Ann and husband Don Atkins, Benton; and several nieces and nephews.
    Mr. Galloway was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jim Galloway; and a sister, Eva Adams.
    Doc worked for U.S. Steel with American Bridge where he was a machine burner. He later worked for Celebrity Boats, and he was a farmer.
    After moving to Thompsonville, Doc attended the First Baptist Church of Thompsonville. He was a member of the New Life Assemblies Church in McLeansboro. Mr. Galloway along with the Rev. Mark Minor of the Whittington Baptist Church were involved with the Ministry Program at the Big Muddy Correctional Center. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II.
     
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