John S. Galloway

November 26, 1921 - April 10, 2014
John S. Galloway

Hendersonville, NC

John S. Galloway, 92 of Hendersonville entered the presence of the Lord on Friday, April 10, 2014 at Pardee Hospital.

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to the U.S. with his family in January, 1930. He lived most of his life in the New York area until moving to Hendersonville, NC in August of 1983. He was the son of the late Josh S. Galloway and Elizabeth Jamison Galloway. He is also preceded in death by an older brother, Tom Galloway who passed away in 1938.

John was a 3 ? year U.S. Army veteran of WWII; eventually serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations as a First Lieutenant in the Army Field Artillery. He also was involved in the Okinawa Campaign serving with the 96th Infantry Division and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. His entire business career was spent with the Union Dime Savings Bank in New York City; starting as a messenger clerk in 1940 and retiring as a Vice President in 1982.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Lillian Marie Galloway of Hendersonville; a daughter, Carla Jamison Benson; two granddaughters, Rebekah Benson and Sarah Wyar; a great-granddaughter, Carmen Elizabeth Wyar whom he loved dearly all of Charlotte, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 26th at Pinecrest Presbyterian Church on Greenville Highway in Flat Rock. Reverends Charles B. Evans, III and Rhett Carson will officiate. His ashes will be interred in the memorial garden of the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, PO Box 421, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


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  • May 07, 2014
    Janet says:
    To the family, may the God of Peace give you strength to continue in your thoughts and memory of your love one. One day as Revelation 21:3-5 states he will wipe out every tear from our eyes...which means what causes us to cry-Death. Sincerely, Janet FL