OBITUARY

Richard Garland Gallagher Sr.

July 28, 1952December 27, 2018
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Richard Garland Gallagher Sr., 66, of Ashland, passed away on December 27, 2018. He was the son of the late Edward and Mildred Gallagher and was preceded in death by his brother, Ellwood Gallagher. Richard retired from Tyson Foods with over 38 years of service. He was a member of Forest Grove United Methodist Church. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, and family. Mr. Gallagher is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jo Ann Gallagher; children, Richard Gallagher, Jr., Antasia Gallagher, and Nicholas Gallagher; grandchildren, Dustin, Kayleigh, Lucas, Gabriel, and Graham Gallagher; five sisters; five brothers and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 11am at Forest Grove United Methodist Church, 13384 Ashland Rd, Ashland, VA 23005. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

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  • He was the son of the late Edward and Mildred Gallagher and was preceded in death by his brother, Ellwood Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jo Ann Gallagher; children, Richard Gallagher, Jr., Antasia Gallagher, and Nicholas Gallagher; grandchildren, Dustin, Kayleigh, Lucas, Gabriel, and Graham Gallagher; five sisters; five brothers and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Richard Garland Gallagher Sr.

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Warren Cottrell

December 29, 2018

My best friend as a child, we spent summers together running through everyone's yards down on Floyd Ave. Rest in peace Rich.

Iris Kinning

December 28, 2018

I have known Richard and his brothers and sisters since grade school. They are a very special family. I wll always remember Richard as a sweet and kind person with a wonderful sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and with his devoted wife.

Richard, May you REST IN PEACE.

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