Friday, April 22, 2011

Jack Galloway - Paxton Lodge

Jack Galloway

PAXTON – Jack N. Galloway, 84, of Paxton, formerly of Mattoon, died at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday (April 19, 2011) at Heartland Health Care Center, Paxton.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 22, at the First United Methodist Church of Paxton, with Rev. Terry L. Westerfield officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton, is handling arrangements.
Jack was born on April 8, 1927, in Hoopeston, the son of Harold and Beulah Nolan Galloway. He married Alyne Sims on Sept. 18, 1949, at the Methodist Church in Hoopeston. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jackalyn (Michael) Lynch and Joy (Donald) Carlson, both of Paxton; four grandchildren, Denise Carlson, Donnie (Tricia) Carlson, Chalyn (Jason) Hutchcraft and Rhea (Mike Nelson) Lynch; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joan Dotson of Champaign, Jean (Donald) Graham of Bayles Lake and Betty Barragree of Watseka; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Galloway.
Jack graduated from John Greer High School in Hoopeston and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from CIPS after 26 years of service.
He and his family lived in Hoopeston until 1966 when they moved to Paxton. In 1980, he and his wife moved to Mattoon where they lived until 2006 when they moved back to Paxton.
Jack was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Paxton, where he served as past president of the Methodist Men.
He was also a member of the Paxton Masonic Lodge No. 416 A.F.&A.M., Eastern Star Lodge No. 367, a past patron of Eastern Star Lodge No. 448 of Hoopeston, Past Worthy Grand Odd Fellow Lodge of Mattoon, a member of the High 12 Lodge of Mattoon, the Consistory, Scottish Rite of Danville and the American Legion Post 150 of Paxton.
He served as an elder of the First Christian Church of Mattoon for 15 years. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards and woodworking.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Paxton or Heartland Health Care Center of Paxton.

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