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Colonel (Ret) Floyd Emerson Galloway, Jr.

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Died: 
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:00am
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel in Azle
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of his favorite charities in his name: Azle Animal Shelter, Salvation Army or the Fort Worth Zoo
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Colonel (Ret) Floyd Emerson Galloway, Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Memorial service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at White's Azle Chapel in Azle. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of his favorite charities in his name: Azle Animal Shelter, Salvation Army or the Fort Worth Zoo.
Born into the Army-Air Corps, he traveled all over the country as a child, landing in Paris, Ky., where he met, courted and married Elise Baird Galloway. He entered the Air Force in 1954, continuing the long family tradition of military service, retiring after 30 years in 1984. He was a strategic bomber pilot and commanding officer serving in the 8th Air Force, SAC.
After retiring, he was an icon in the City of Sanctuary for more than 20 years. He served as mayor, treasurer, city administrator and was mayor pro tem at his death. The colonel was a man of conviction and honor. He loved to read and was a student of history. The colonel loved his country, his family, his dogs and his friends. He loved to fly. The colonel was a simple man who enjoyed sharing a glass of wine with friends, eating a good "greasy spoon" meal, quoting poetry, and working on city business with his trusty city secretary at his side.
Megg is indebted to her friends from Tison Middle School and the family of Sanctuary for their support and kindness during this difficult journey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elise Baird Galloway; and son, Floyd Emerson Galloway III.
The colonel entrusted his favorite "people" Lucy, Fred, and China to his daughter, Martha (Megg) Galloway-Elliott; he also leaves behind Wayne C. Elliott; his best friend, Gary Dohm and family.
Arrangements are under the directions of White's Azle Funeral Home
105 Denver Trail
Azle, TX 76020

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

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