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James C. Galloway

d. October 6, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

Friday, October 9, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 205 W. Park Street in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Eldon Wilson.
Music provided by: Barbara Elzea - organist; Richard Webber - soloist.
Interment will be in the Fern Chapel Cemetery southeast of Perry.
Pallbearers: Alvin Fowler, Stanford Cole, Randall Galloway, Rodney Galloway, Harold Wilson, John Robinson and Dan Campbell. Honorary pallbearers: Pat Egbert, Roy and Shirley Fishback and Calvin Webber.

James Cole Galloway passed away at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. James was a lifelong Perry area resident and a 1950 graduate of the Perry High School. Just after high school, he began helping his father on the family farm. In 1953, he was drafted into the U. S. Army and served with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. After his service to his country, he came back to work again on the family farm. James farmed until the late 1990's when his health prevented him from working further. He was a long-time member of the Perry Presbyterian Church until it's closure a couple years ago. James served many terms as an elder and over 40 years as the clerk of session. After the closure, he then became a member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia. He was a member of the Ralls County Farm Bureau for many years serving on it's board and also as president for several years. James had also worked on the state resolution committee with Farm Bureau for many years as well. He also worked on the Ralls County Extension Council and was a past 4-H leader. During his off time, James enjoyed fishing, reading, attending rodeos and watching football and golf on television.

Born: December 12, 1932 in rural Ralls County, Missouri the son of William Henry and Florence (Cole) Galloway.

Married: R. Carlene Wells on July 24, 1965 in Perry, Missouri; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Carlene of Vandalia; one son: Dwight J. Galloway of Columbia, Missouri; one daughter: Laura J. Galloway of Topeka, Kansas; two sisters: Shirley and husband, George Campbell of Springfield, Illinois and Linda Sue Galloway of Perry; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the Fern Chapel Cemetery or the American Lung Association.

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