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Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Carl Benjamin Galyon, Jr.

May 21, 1943May 13, 2020

Carl Benjamin Galyon Jr., 76, of Knoxville, TN, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, May 13th. He is survived by his wife, Norma Lopez-Cepero, daughter Cherie, son Trey, son Brent, and his sister Sherry and her husband Fred and their family; Brother-in-law, Henry Lopez-Cepero and family; Sister-in-law, Brenda Kulikowski and husband Ed and family.

Carl grew up in South Knoxville and graduated from Young High School in 1961 and ETSU in 1967. Carl entered into ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ in 1967, and later became director of campus ministry at Boston University. He also served as director at the University of Kentucky, Here's Life Philadelphia and joined Church Dynamics International Staff in 1985 where he was South Central Regional Director in Austin,Texas. In 2000, he became national director of Church Dynamics, then after several years was a Global Representative for CDI, which included going to India annually. Carl's passion was ministering to Indian pastors in reproductive discipleship and enjoyed spending time with many Indian pastors. His legacy continues to last throughout the country and around the globe. He will be missed but we know we will see him again. If you would like to make a donation in Carl's honor, you can send it to: CDI International, 1740H Dell Range Blvd. #324, Cheyenne, WY 82009-4946. You can also send your donations to http.//www.churchdynamics.org/contact.html.

There will be a memorial service, time and date not yet determined.

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Jim Kerr

May 26, 2020

Since the third grade at Anderson School , Carl has been a best friend with whom I have shared many of life's triumphant and trying times in our lives. It was always a pleasure spending time with Carl whether watching the Vols together when he was living here in San Diego or by long distance on the phone after he moved back into the same house in Knoxville where I used to spend the night when we were kids. Over the past few years Carl has been an anchor helping me to stay attached to the wonderful places and people of my home town in Knoxville. I will miss him dearly, for his passing has left a large hole in my heart. Attached is my last photo of us at Clingman's Dome from September 2019.

Andy McAdams

May 24, 2020

Carl was more than someone I shared ministry with, he was a friend. We shared many breakfasts together while sharing ideas. He was candid and honest and you could tell that his love for the church of Jesus Christ was strong and wanted to assist its leaders.

His love for the church took him even to some of the most difficult places in the world.

Norma was his partner that supported Carl and stood next to him in his life's work.

Carl lived a long life but it seemed to us that it wasn't long enough and taken away suddenly in a most unexpected manner.

If Carl could speak to us today I believe that he would tell us exactly what he told people while he lived which is, "You don't know how many days you have to live so don't waist it...live for Christ.

You will be missed Carl. You are loved. Please give my Belle a hug.

Andy

Byron Smith

May 23, 2020

Carl, you have been a great friend and a faithful brother in the Lord. From our summer at Arrowhead Springs in 1967 when we were “roomies” you have always been my encourager. Also, we prayed for each other and for each other’s children as our families blossomed. We went different ways within Campus Crusade for a while but came together again in the 80s to serve pastors and church leaders through Church Dynamics International. No one could communicate making disciples who make disciples better than you!
You had special relational skills and a big heart to come alongside pastors who needed a special friend like you. It was exciting to see your reproductive disciplemaking ministry in India grow exponentially. May it continue to bear lasting fruit, 30-60-100 fold. I miss you and look forward to our reunion in our Lord’s glorious presence. Then you can catch us up on Ryan’s family’s adventures!

Claudette Litz

May 20, 2020

Carl was a life-long friend who always showed the qualities of a true Christian. We grew up in Sevier Heights Baptist Church, and our families were close friends. I loved his mother very much, and I know they are enjoying a wonderful reunion now in the presence of our Lord. I’m remembering Norma, Trey, Brent, and Cherie in my prayers each day, as well as Carl’s sister, Sherry and her family. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Ps.116:15

Cindy Liverman

May 20, 2020

We met Norma and Carl at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. If memory serves correctly, Cherie was in our college Sunday School class. What a great family.....brothers and sisters in Christ. Praise God for our glorious Hope, Jesus Christ, and the assurance of Heaven. Maranatha! Bob and Cindy

Brent Galyon

May 20, 2020

Dad loved Jesus, and loved people almost as much. His legacy will live on forever. He loved UT football and Rocky Top was his favorite song. He will never be forgotten; his passion was the ministry of Jesus which included working with pastors and being a pillar to his family and friends. We will miss him greatly, but can't wait to see him again in heaven.

Brent Galyon

May 20, 2020

Dad loved Jesus, and loved people almost as much. His legacy will live on forever. He loved UT football and Rocky Top was his favorite song. He will never be forgotten; his passion was the ministry of Jesus which included working with pastors and being a pillar to his family and friends. We will miss him greatly, but can't wait to see him again in heaven.

Larry Emond

May 17, 2020

Having met Carl a few short years past I know this, we will all walk in the shadow of the great depth of his kindness always, RIP.

Jerry Householder

May 17, 2020

Carl and I first met in 1952 when we were nine years old. We quickly became friends and have remained friends even since. We were playmates and teammates. He was the best man in my wedding. In all the years that I knew Carl, I never once saw him loose his temper, nor did I ever hear him say a derogatory thing about anyone. As much as anybody I know, Carl had unconditional love for everyone.

John Fittz

May 16, 2020

Joannie and I were on the New England Campus Crusade team with Carl 50 years ago. Joannie had met Norma at Arrowhead Springs, and followed their courtship with her good buddy Carl as they were working together on the CCC team in Boston. We attended Carl and Norma's wedding in June of 1970. And Carl, Norma and we served with Roe and Dorothy Brooks for several years with Crusade. We saw them last and stayed in their Knoxville home in May 2016. We are most grateful for their friendship and stand with Norma to support her and family any way we can.
With much love and hope in the Resurrection,
John and Joannie Fittz

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