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William Gallaway

November 4, 1937 — December 14, 2020

Van Wert

William C. Gallaway, 83, of Van Wert passed away at 4:40 PM on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Ft. Wayne.

Born on November 4, 1937 in Van Wert, the son of the late M. Carl and Flo (Williamson) Gallaway. On August 10, 1968, he married the love of his life, Jeanne R. (Miller) Gallaway, who survives. Together, they shared 52 years of marriage.

Bill worked as an expediter for Motorola until his retirement. He had also worked for CUNA Mutual Insurance for a few years.

Bill was a member of the Van Wert American Legion and Van Wert Area Photography Club. He was a veteran of the United States Navy

Bill enjoyed keeping busy. He was always on the move and ready to help anyone in need. Photography was a very large aspect of Bill's life, but most importantly he loved his wife and family.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanne; his children, Tami (Kirk Harmes) Gallaway of Phoenix, Az, Troy (Angela) Gallaway of Buda, Tx., Mark Gallaway, Todd Nebel, and Tony Gallaway; 2 grandchildren, Corran and Jace Gallaway; a brother, Jerry (Sandra) Gallaway of Nashville, Tn; and a sister in law, Julia Gallaway of Van Wert.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a daughter, Jody Gallaway; brothers, Richard Gallaway and Leo Williamson; a sister, Marjorie Linser; and a special aunt, Rea Stripe.

In keeping with Bill's wishes, there will be no services.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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