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Joe Travis Galloway

 

June 20, 2019



Joe Travis Galloway, 81, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, of complications following surgery for cancer.

He was born and raised in the Rosman/Lake Toxaway area, spent his high school years in Patterson, Ga. and graduated from Patterson High School in 1956. Although he returned to Lake Toxaway and resided in the area the rest of his life, he looked back on his years in Georgia fondly, recalling them as the best times of his life and returned whenever possible to visit friends and family there.

He worked for a time doing carpentry and construction for Rex Dillard and Rex Humphry, building homes in the Toxaway and Sapphire areas. He retired from Ecusta where he worked for over 30 years and was a pulp mill foreman.

He was proceeded in death by his wife and friend of over 50 years, Joyce Hooper Galloway, as well as his parents Joe Marshall and Bessie Owen Galloway. His six siblings, Doris Galloway, Delbert Galloway, Dawson Galloway, Elvin Galloway, Dorene Galloway LaCroix and Joretta Owen Galloway, also predeceased him.

He is survived by one daughter, Anna Marie Galloway, of Brevard; his grandson, whom he lovingly called “Little Man,” John Travis Hogsed; siblings, Marlene Galloway Johnson, Brenda Galloway Tomlo and husband, Tom and Rex Marshall Galloway and wife, Grace; and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly and treated as his own.

He will be remembered most for his love of family. He was a hard worker and believed in doing something physical every day. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and especially fishing. He enjoyed time outdoors, any kind of sport, gardening and caring for animals.

He loved the Lord and read his Bible daily. He also loved his country, which he served through the Army Reserves, where he reached the rank of sergeant. He recognized the importance of education and mentoring. He helped anyone he could and was a loving and giving man to those in need.

After retiring, he dedicated himself to loving and supporting his daughter and grandson and never missed a ballgame or school program. His daily presence in their lives will be sorely missed.

A memorial service will be held at Lake Toxaway Baptist Church Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 5 p.m., with visitation with the family beginning at 4 p.m. All friends and family are invited to attend and asked to stay for dessert, coffee and fellowship afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to either the Lake Toxaway Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 482, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747, or Brother Wolf, P.O. Box 8195, Asheville NC 28803.

 
 

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