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Ronald Wyman Galloway

Ronald Wyman Galloway, 87, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 12:45 am Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.

Private family services with full military honors provided by the United States Navy and American Legion Post #510 of Laddonia, MO will be held on Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Vandalia Cemetery. Pastor Jamie Franke will officiate.

Ronald was born on November 24, 1932, in , Missouri the son of Lyle and Esther (Rohr) Galloway. He was united in marriage to Norma Wooten on April 11, 1981 at the United Methodist Church in Vandalia. She survives.

Survivors included wife, Norma Galloway of Vandalia; children, Rhonda Kirby of Prescott, AZ, Rhea Galloway of Centralia, Roger Galloway of Lee Summit; step-children, Carrie Reading (Jimmie) of Curryville, Dana Reading (Rod) of St. Peters, Michael Wooten (Christy) of Kansas City; brother, Lyndell Galloway of Centralia; two sisters, Janice Naysmith of Laddonia, Isabel Galloway of Laddonia; two sister-in-laws, Val Galloway of Vandalia, Almeda Galloway of IL; fifteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Ronald graduated from Laddonia High School, following that he honorably served his country in the United States Navy during Korean conflict. After returning from his service he went to work as a Communication Technician for AB Chance Company/Hubbell in Centralia, MO.

He enjoyed many things including woodworking, golfing, playing cards, boating and dancing, but spending time with his family was what he enjoyed the most. Ronald was hardworking and a joy to be around, he was loved by everyone that met him.
Ronald was a member of the First Christian Church where he served as a past Deacon. He was also a member of the Vandalia Lions Club where he served as District Governor from 1973-74.

Honorary Pallbearers are Michael Wooten, Lyndell Galloway, Dwaine Barnes, Jerry Breneman, Lee Smith, Jimmie Reading and Rod Reading

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vandalia Lions Club  in care of Waters Funeral Home.

Due to the public gathering restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral services for Ronald are private. We, the family, understand that you may want to be with us during our time of loss, but for safety reasons, we understand your absence. Waters Funeral Home offers other options on their website, Facebook page, through condolences, sympathies, donations and flowers as an expression of your sympathy. Thank you for your concern and consideration.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Ronald memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com 


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Much sympathy to you Aunt Norma and all of the family!!! Rest in Peace Uncle Ronald!!! You are a special man in my heart!!! I'll always remember you at all of the Galloway get-togethers. You were very impressive back in the day of getting the families and generations in group photos. You and Aunt Janice also have inspired my interest in genealogy and my interest in keeping up our Galloway Family Tree. I thank you for that and also for being a great big brother to my mom. I hope she greeted you in heaven and I'm sure it was a great reunion!!! Rest in Peace Uncle Ronald!!!

Paul & Rita Grawe Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Barry and I enjoyed his friendship. The guys at the shop had a lot of fun together laughing and telling stories. I am sorry for this time that we cannot be there to offer a hand, a smile and a hug. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Crystal Sparks Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

Norma and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Ronald was such a sweet, sweet man. Thinking of you and sending you my love and sympathy.
Marie (Boyd) Steinhardt

Marie (Boyd) Steinhardt Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

Norma and Family.. sending healing prayers.. our Deepest Sympathy... Alan and Ellen Roy

Ellen Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

Ronald was a peaceful and kind man. Galloway annual reunions were made more fun and memorable because of Ronald and his brothers and sisters. What a truly remarkable family, setting examples every day of how to live by The Golden Rule. A big hug to you Norma, and our prayers for peace in your heart.

Sally Allen Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Galloway

Butch & Kelly Smith Mar 29 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Ron a lot of years ago when I was President if the Vandalia Country Club. Got to know him well. He always had my back when some got mad at me lol. He was a good man and will be missed. So sorry

Stephen Brookshier Mar 28 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Galloway

Raymond & Carol Mcdonald Mar 28 2020 12:00 AM

I had the joy of taking care of Ron almost every evening. I will forever miss hearing him say, well hello there gorgeous. He was my favorite and I loved him like my own grandpa. He will be dearly missed.

Mackena Hays Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Galloway

Dan and Joy Branstetter Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

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