James N. Gallaway of Uvalde passed away in San Antonio at the age of 85. He was born on October 22, 1933 in Uvalde to Annie Belle (Boales) and Dade Gallaway. Jimmy graduated from Uvalde High School in 1951 where he played football and track. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for Central Power and Light for 45 years. Jimmy is a past Commander of the American Legion, past President of the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce in Carrizo Springs. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joyce Gallaway of Uvalde; daughters, Bonnie Turner and husband, Kim of Knippa, and Pam Byrd and husband, Jimmy of Tucson, AZ; son, James N. "Jimbo" Gallaway and wife, Charree Gallaway of Lytle; nine grandchildren, Karen Vasquez, Holly Gardner, Stephanie Ayers, Dade Turner, Melinda Byrd, Trey Byrd, Justin Byrd, Charlesee James Gallaway, and Cutter Storm Gallaway; eleven great-grandchildren, Tanner Ahoyt, Taylor Ahoyt, Damien Vasquez, Rene Vasquez, Jared Gardner, Gage Gardner, Tate Gardner, Riley Bowling, Evan Bowling, Madison Bowling, and Brook Hershkowitz; brothers-in-law, Billy Rector of Houston and Van Lilly of Franklin, TX; nieces and nephews, David Lilly, Brenda Carter, Jani Anderson, Amy Coleman, Mike Gallaway, Sharon Beal, and Donnie Gallaway; and caregivers, Odie Trevino, Galo Jimenez, and Joe Ben Acosta. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clarence Gallaway and Charlie Gallaway; and sister, Virginia Lilly. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Uvalde. Rev. Steve Peyton will officiate. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or Salvation Army.
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