Theodore Cornelius Gallop
October 29, 1968 – July 24, 2018
Ted Gallop, age 49, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in Ogeechee Area Hospice surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Ted was born in Beaufort, SC and had lived in Statesboro for the past 31 years. He was a graduate of Georgia Southern University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Ted was the former owner of Gallop’s Comics and Games and was currently serving as manager of Galactic Comics and Games. Ted was a Statesboro icon, who influenced several generations to become better readers through comic books and mentored boys and girls to become better citizens. He very much enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his beloved dog, Bella.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Gallop and Patricia Hartman.
Ted is survived by his wife, Debi Gallop of Brooklet; sons, Hermes Crespo and his wife, Ivey of Los Angeles, CA; daughters, Jessie Law and her partner, Will Riggs of Statesboro; Mychella Furra and her partner, Josh Dennis of San Antonio, TX; and Shaina Gallop of Vidalia; brothers, John Gallop and his wife, Dawn of Savannah; Jay Gallop of Hampton, SC; and Benjie Gallop and his wife, Tanya of Statesboro; sisters, Lynn Floyd of St. Helena Island, SC and Gail Stephens of Lobeco, SC; step-father, Rick Hartman; nine grandchildren, James, Allison, Erik, Connor, Vince, Jacob, Alex, Hunter and Ilaria and many in-laws and nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held 5:00 to 9:00 PM Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Galactic Comics and Games, 21 E. Vine St., Statesboro, Georgia 30458.
Please visit our online memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign the guest book and share fond memories with the Gallop family.
Ted’s last wish was for everyone to be checked for colon cancer. His motto was “If it hurts, get it checked”
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
- Debi Gallop, Wife
- Hermes Crespo (Ivey), Son
- Jessie Law (Will Riggs), Daughter
- Mychella Furra (Josh Dennis), Daughter
- Shaina Gallop, Daughter
- John Gallop (Dawn), Brother
- Jay Gallop, Brother
- Benjie Gallop (Tanya), Brother
- Lynn Floyd, Sister
- Gail Stephens, Sister
- Rick Hartman, Stepfather
- James, Allison, Erik, Connor, Vince, Jacob, Alex, Hunter and Ilaria, Grandchildren
- Ted leaves many in-laws, nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.
- Celebration of Life Thursday, July 26, 2018
Theodore Cornelius Gallop
July 26, 2018
I wish my memory was such that I could remember the first time I met Ted and every game we played together over the past twenty or so years. But even though my memory fails me, I do know that after all that time together I have been gifted the most extraordinary friendship anyone could ask for. Ted was a funny, passionate, and loyal friend that never failed to speak his mind. We could laugh at practically anything, and still speak to the heart of the most serious of matters. Ted was there for so much of my life. Always willing to listen and give advice. Even if that advice came in the form of a quick kick to the seat of my pants. He was stoic and uncomplaining. A model of how to persevere through life's adversities.
Ted will be remembered every time I crack a comic book or roll a die. Every time I walk into Galactic Comics & Games. Every time his chair sits empty at our role-playing table. Every time I log into LOTRO. And any time we gather as friends. I love and will sorely miss my dear friend.
July 26, 2018
You were one-of-a kind my brother. So many wonderful statements about your life have been shared within a 48 hour span. So many lives you have touched. So many friendships you have brought together. It was an honor to have been a part of your life. I know you would have wanted every tear to be replaced by laughter and every shadow of sadness wiped away with crazy, random humor. Forever in my heart- rest in peace buddy!
To the family, I want you to know how much it means to have been accepted into your circle. It has been a great joy of my life to see the youngest among you grow into men and women- to be there for the arrival of the next generation. My heart goes out to you all during this time. We all have our shared memories of Ted and over the next days and years to come, we will remember together and smile. Love you all.