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Hugh Curtis Galloway Sr.

Monday, October 29, 2012

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Hugh Curtis Galloway Sr., 93, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

He was born Nov. 25, 1918, to Winona and Charles Galloway.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Bessie, to whom he was married 57 years, his son Hugh C. Galloway Jr., and brothers Charles E. and Paul Galloway.

He is survived by daughter Nancy Hayne and husband William, Terre Haute, grandson William Patrick Hayne and wife Kelley, Farmersburg, granddaughter Sherry Lynn Smith and husband Jim, Decatur, Texas, great-grandson William Mitchell Hayne, Farmersburg, great-granddaughter Kelsey Leigh Smith, Dallas, Texas, several nieces, nephews and cousins, sisters-in-law Martha Galloway, Rockville, and Irene Galloway, Roachdale, and special friend Rosemary Burch, Brazil.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He was a member of Union Christian Church.

He was an electrician for 37 years before retiring from Public Service Indiana, Wabash Generating Station, a 50-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1393, and a former Executive Board member, a 50-year member and Past Master of Social Lodge No. 86 F&AM, a member of Honor of Masonic Lodge No. 390 F&AM of Riley, a member of the Vigo County Association of Actual Past Masters F&AM of Indiana, a member of Eastern Star Chapter No. 43, and past Associate Guardian and Member of Honor of International Order of Job's Daughters, Bethel No. 2.

For several years, he was the youth football coach for the seventh- and eighth-grade Catholic Youth Organization. He was awarded the Catholic Youth Organization Saint John Bosco Award for outstanding service to youth.

He loved flying and was a flight instructor for Brown Flying School for 20 years.

In 1986, he received the Indianapolis District Flight Instructor of the Year Award.

He was a member of the Wabash Valley Pilots Association.

He was a World War II Army Veteran and served in the European Theatre.

He was a member of the Wayne Newton American Legion Post 346, member of the Terre Haute Scottish Rite -- and a recipient of the Metorious Service Award, a former member of the Indiana Auctioneers Association and a member of the Lawton Byrum V.F.W. Post No. 972.

Funeral services will take place at DeBaun Springhill Chapel Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at 1 p.m., with Mark Grayless officiating.

Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, with military rites by V.F.W. Post No. 972.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at DeBaun Springhill Chapel.

Online condolences may be left at www.debaunfuneralhomes.com.