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JAMES BYRON (J.B.) GALLOWAY

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

Services for James Byron (J.B.) Galloway, 90, of Laddonia was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Spencer Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Bob Hoehn officiating.
Burial was in Laddonia Cemetery. Visitation was held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. until noon at Bienhoff Funeral Home in Laddonia.
Mr. Galloway passed away at 2:45 a.m., August 30, 2012 at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.
He was born December 22, 1921 in Perry, the son of Lyle L. and Mary Esther Rohr Galloway.
He was married to Isabell Yancey on October 19, 1947 in Perry and she survives. Other survivors include one son, Rodney Galloway of Monroe City; two brothers, Lyndell Galloway of Centralia, and Ronald (Norma) Galloway of Vandalia; one sister, Janice Naysmith of Laddonia; two sisters-in-law, Almeda Galloway of Nashville, Ill. and Val Galloway of Vandalia; three grandchildren, James (Stacy) Galloway of Olathe, Kan., Christine (Joe) Hibdon of Grain Valley, and Cheryl Galloway of Blue Springs; three great-grandchildren, Emily Galloway, Taylor Hibdon, and Delaney Hibdon.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Galloway and Durward Galloway; and three sisters, an infant-Mary Sue Galloway, Lois Fowler, and Joann Boyd; and one daughter-in-law, Barabara Galloway.
Mr. Galloway was a lifetime area resident and businessman. He was a 1940 graduate of Vandalia High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from August 1942 until January of 1946 and was an Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class.
He was co-owner of Galloway and Naysmith Service Station and was with the Phillips 66 Company for over 40 years. They opened January 1, 1946 and retired on October 1, 1986. He also contracted and drove a school bus for the Community R-VI school for more than 10 years.
He accepted the Lord in October 1933 at Spencer Creek Baptist Church and was baptized in Spencer Creek. He moved his membership in 1948 to the First Baptist Church of Laddonia, where he taught Sunday School for 40 years, served as trustee, served on many church committees and was part time church song leader for many years. After 59 years he moved his membership back to Spencer Creek Baptist in 2008.
He also served his community; by serving as a city alderman for several terms; was the first chairman of the Laddonia Planned Progress Board; was a 60-year plus member of the Laddonia Masonic Lodge; helped organize the Khoury League in Laddonia and then coached for several years; was the lead singer in the Laddonia Men’s Quartet with Charles Gorman, Walter Klusman and Arch Hayes; and played on the men’s fast pitch team for several years.
He enjoyed Cardinal baseball, trout fishing, golfing and quail hunting, along with bowling, both as a sponsor and as a team participant.
He spent many happy hours camping from 1965 until 2005 when his health failed.
He loved spending time with his wife of almost 65 years and his other family members, especially his grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spencer Creek Baptist Church, the Special Care Unit at Tri-County Care Center, or the Community Loving Care Hospice, 914 W. Main, Bowling Green, Mo. 63334.
Pallbearers were Alvin Fowler, Allan Galloway, Randall Galloway, Larry Naysmith, Dean Middleton, and Jerry Cragen.
Honorary pallbearers were Harold Fowler, Duane Gibson, Eugene Kauble, Butler Evans,Bob Schlemmer, and Jim Evans.