OBITUARY

Charles L. Gallman Jr.

July 21, 1921December 8, 2012

Charles L. Gallman, Sr., of Charlotte, NC, died December 8, 2012, after a brave battle with Lewy Body Dementia, at the age of 91. Our sadness at the death of our father and husband is tempered by our extreme joy in the knowledge that he is with his Lord and Savior. Charlie honorably and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II as a Petty Officer 2nd Class Storekeeper. In addition to his parents and three brothers, he is preceded in death by two grandchildren, Meredith Ellen Potts and Michael Gregg Sutton. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 71 years, Margaret Patterson Gallman of Charlotte. They knew each other for three weeks and eloped to York, SC, in 1941. His children are Jo Ellen Potts, wife of Richard, Vicki King, wife of Jay, Susan Wheatley, wife of Sam, Margaret Charlene Quenneville, wife of Don, and Charles L. Gallman, Jr., husband of Mason. Also mourning his passing are his nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and nine step-grandchildren. Charlie was an unforgettable individual due to his unflagging enthusiasm for life and his positive outlook in every situation. He was the consummate salesman and never met a stranger. He loved to tell jokes and advise everyone of what they needed to do. Daddy loved his family unconditionally and believed In their potential to succeed. He was so good at loving his children that each one of them claims to be his favorite! He had a knack for making everyone he knew feel they were special and that they mattered. Daddy's death will leave a void in our lives but we are grateful for all the time we had with him. Funeral arrangements are being handled by McEwen Funeral Home, Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC. Visitation and a celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, December 12 at 11:00 AM, in the sanctuary at Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC. Burial will follow at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Rd. In lieu of flowers, our family suggests donations could be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Rd, Monroe, NC 28079, or the charity of your choice.

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Charles L. Gallman Jr.

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December 12, 2012

I truely am saddened at the loss of my favorite uncle. Uncle Charlie was very special to me! He always had a smile on his face and a ton of jokes to tell. When I was a little boy he let me go through his store and pick out my favorite candy and give it to me for free! I was amazed by him! He was such a good soul!! As I grew older he remained the same, always wanting to help! He had so much energy!! And Laughter!! I wish the world had a few more Uncle Charlies.Aunt Margaret, Chuck, Vickie and all, I love you all and God Bless!! Cousin Tim Patterson

Gretta Holt

December 11, 2012

What a delight and amazing man to be around.Now that our families are *family*,we have enjoyed every minute that we got to enjoy his funny stories and jokes and wisdom...Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.. God wrap his healing arms around you ..
Gretta and Gary Holt

December 11, 2012

PRAYING FOR FAMILY AS THEY ADJUST TO THE ABSENCE OF HUABAND, FATHER GRANDFATHER AND GREAT GRANDFATHER.A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS FOR HIM THIS Year. j.cox

Shelley Tankersley-Seid

December 10, 2012

Although I only met Charlie once, he was a memorable man and I know he will be missed. My heart shares your sorrow, Margaret, and you and Charlie will be in my prayers. Keep the family close and the memories alive!

Jennifer Wilhoit

December 10, 2012

My deepest sympathy in the death of Charlie whose generous smile, kind words, and upbeat personality I will always cherish.

Carolyn Richardson

December 10, 2012

Charlie will be missed! He seemed to have a love of life which I truly admired. I always enjoyed seeing him and his beautiful bride, Margaret, in our Chipley Bible Sunday School Class.

Lavonne Beach

December 10, 2012

Vicky, Praying for you and your family. Remember God is close to the brokenhearted and near to those crushed in spirit. May God surround you with peace today and the days to come.

December 10, 2012

Bill and I are saddened to hear of the loss of your love one and wish to express our deepest sympathy. We will hold you in our thoughts as you celebrate the life of this special family member.
Bill and Sandi Floyd

FROM THE FAMILY