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Billy “Catfish” Galloway, Jr.

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Billy “Catfish” Galloway, Jr., age 59, of Lovelady passed away February 26, 2018 at his residence.   Billy was born November 20, 1958 in Palestine to parents, William F. Galloway, Sr. and Molly Davis Galloway. He was a veteran serving in the United States Marines and has worked for many years for Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a Correctional Officer 5.

Billy is survived by wife, Natalie Galloway of Lovelady; children, Shane Puckett and wife, Beth of Huntsville, Blake Pardue of Tyler, Taylor McCrummen of Tyler; grandchildren, Kynslee Pardue of Tyler, Bentley McCrummen of Tyler; soon to be grandson, Levi Puckett; mother, Molly Galloway of Palestine; brother, Brad Galloway of Palestine; numerous other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by father, William F. Galloway, Sr.

Funeral services for Billy “Catfish” Galloway, Jr. will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2018 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Clapp Cemetery. Family will receive friends for visitation at 9:00 a.m. Friday prior to service.

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  1. Bill was a great friend and classmate. He will be missed.R.I.P.

  2. Bill always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. What an incredible friend. I will miss him.

  3. Billy was about 6 weeks older than me. He lived next door to my grandparents, where my 3 sisters & I were most weekends. He would play house and dolls with us girls if we played cowboys and Indians with him. He got me in trouble by teaching me the word shit, then he got in trouble for teaching me. He was talking about the bird poop on the swing on the front porch and I happened to tell Granddaddy that we needed the wash the bird shit off the swing! Billy worked painting and wallpapering with Granddaddy when he got old enough to work. I have lots of wonderful memories with him growing up but hardly any after we grew up. Sad world we live in. I thought of him every time I went thru Lovelady and Riverside on the way to Palestine and back. The last time was Sunday. Billy, I’m sorry I didn’t marry you when you asked Daddy and gave me a bubble gum ring when we were 5 so I hope you forgave me. Even though you still fussed at me at our 35th high school reunion! I know you’re fishing with your Dad and other friends that went before us. Find Lily and she will fish with you I’m sure.
    Love you, Sharon

  4. Sharon Goldman Toombs, I loved reading your stories about Bill (comments above). Just delightful! I remember Bill being a really nice guy. He was always polite. Unfortunately, I haven’t visited with him since we graduated. I pray his family will have peace and comfort.

  5. Bill and I worked together at the Eastham Unit till I retired. He was a true friend to have , if he was your friend it was for life. I enjoyed many hours at work listening about his family. We even enjoyed fishing together some of our days off. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Prayers for everyone. Bill was a great friend who I have lost touch with over the years. We had many great times and he will be missed. Too young to be gone. Bill you will now be in heaven with many of our other friends Give them hugs from me.

  7. Billy and I were each other’s #1 cousins. I have very fond memories of our childhood together at our grandparents farm in Mont Alba, straining the tank for whatever fish we could get. And spending endless days in the Texas heat! Condolences to the family, love and miss you all, Billy, may you rest in peace.

  8. Bill was like a brother to me and my best friend. I met him in 1982 he took me and my young son TJ under his wing.He will be missed.Rest in peace my friend. My heart goes out to the family w/love.

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