William H. Galloway

August 8, 1919August 23, 2013

Dr. William Henry Galloway, 94, passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s on August 23, 2013.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Caroline Verdery Galloway, and by children Kathy and husband Clinton Meyer, Cindy and husband David Goldin, and Woody and wife Leslie Galloway.  He also leaves 9 grandchildren whom he loved and nurtured:  David, Christine, and Katherine Meyer, Will and Michael Goldin, and Rachel, Morgan, Austin, and Grace Galloway.  “Bill” Galloway was born August 8, 1919 in Eclectic, Alabama to Annie Elizabeth (Snider) Galloway and Henry Woodson Galloway. He had three sisters, Annie Laura Phillips, Mary Elizabeth Blount, and Dorothy Nell Fontaine, who preceded him in death. Bill graduated from Emory University then earned his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia.  A veteran of World War II serving in the US Army Medical Corps, Bill returned and practiced general medicine for a short time.  He then completed a fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology and joined the Bartholomew Group at Georgia Baptist Hospital.  It was then that Dr. E. Augustus Verdery, chaplain at Georgia Baptist, introduced his sister Caroline to Bill.  They were married the following year and enjoyed 59 years of loving marriage. Dr. Galloway was a distinguished and caring physician who delivered thousands of babies at Georgia Baptist and Northside Hospitals and mentored medical students from Emory University.  Bill received numerous medical awards and served as President of the Atlanta Ob-Gyn Society.  He gave freely of his time and talent by providing care for indigent patients, participating in local medical clinics, as well as numerous mission projects in Africa and the Caribbean. Christian faith defined Bill’s life.  A Charter member of Wieuca Road Baptist Church, Bill taught youth Sunday School classes, sang in the choir, served on numerous committees, the diaconate, and as Chairman of the Diaconate. He shared his enjoyment of badminton and tennis with many friends, his love of music with his family and church, his love of laughter and practical jokes with his children and grandchildren, and the importance of education, love of God, and appreciation of the outdoors with all.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Wieuca Road Baptist Church, 3626 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326.  A memorial service and a celebration of his life will be held at Wieuca Road Baptist Church on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1 pm. The family will receive visitors before the service at 11:30 am in the Heritage Room.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Bob/Carol Elliott

December 5, 2013

So sad to hear of Dr. Galloway's death. He delivered our first child in 1964, the second child in 1966 . Dr. Lester delivered the third in 1971. A wonderful doctor! God Bless the family on your loss.
Bob/Carol Elliott of Buford, Ga.

Michael Bradford

November 11, 2013

Dr. Galloway delivered me 6/28/1957 at Georgia Baptist Hospital. My brothers followed
in 1959 and 1965. My mother, Virginia Brooks Bradford,
always spoke very highly of Dr. Galloway and Bartholomew
Group. At the time, my parents
lived on 6th St. in Midtown. My sincere condolences to Mrs.
Galloway & the family. Sadly,
my mother died unexpectedly
9/27/11 just short of age 82
following complications from
surgery. The life and legacy of Dr. Galloway was/is a blessing for thousands of people, and may God continue to bless
your family.

Lu Ann Slay

September 23, 2013

May God comfort each of you. I know Caroline has lots of good things to remember. Our family knew Dr and Mrs Galloway from when I was a tiny kid. We grew up sharing Christmas gifts with his sister, Mary Blount. I went to her preschool. She made me the wonderful person I am today, :D! Dr Galloway was a strong and happy guy, an asset to the community and our church.

Lu Ann Slay

September 23, 2013

I was raised at Wieuca with Dr Galloway's children during the 60s and 70's. He and Mrs Galloway were friends of my parents, Ralph and Hulene Slay. I remember Dr. Halloway always being cheery. That is a trait to be admired.

W. Nickelsen

September 23, 2013

Dear Cindy,
I have such fond memories of your father. He was a regular visitor at my grandparents home (Ralph and Hulene Slay). I had the wonderful opportunity to visit with him through the years. It was always delightful to see him as his smile and caring nature was quite contagious. His presence at church was always a joy.
May God give you and your family peace and comfort at this time and always.

Ginger Verch

September 21, 2013

Dr. Galloway delivered me and my sister Caroline. Caroline was delivered on Dr. Galloway's sister's birthday and shares his wife's name. He also took out my father's tonsils (Bob Berry) when he was a general surgeon. My mother, Doris Berry, met William in 1942 and she and his sister graduated from Girls High and Agnes Scott College together. Our families go way back. He was a wonderful doctor and will be missed.

Carolyn Harrelson

September 9, 2013

I got married in 1961 at age 17, ended up with an ectopic pregnancy, Dr Galloway did the surgery, I was so scared, but he comforted me,and told me I would be Ok, he delivered my first child, I Loved him dearly as so many other Ladies did. I now God is with him, what a wonderful Doctor and human being he was, My prayers and thoughts are with his family.

cheryl dukes

September 7, 2013

God Bless and comfort you. He was my doctor from the late 70's till retirement. I remember his partener DR.Lester also.

theresa stoffle

September 3, 2013

Caroline, I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Galloway's passing. He was certainly a wonderful person. God bless all of you during this difficult time.

September 3, 2013

What a blessing and joy to have had Dr. Galloway as my doctor during the birth of our first born beautiful daughter in April 1968. I praise the Lord, for Dr. Galloway and for his calm reassuring manor , great wisdom and kind ways.
My sincere condolence to his dear family. Mrs.Eugene F Willis