Robert Paul Gallagher Sr.
Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 14, 2008
Robert Paul Gallagher Sr., a longtime resident of Montgomery, with business ties to Greenville, died on February 7, 2008. Visitation for family and friends was at Leak Memory Chapel from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. A rosary was said immediately following the visitation. Graveside services were held Tuesday morning, Feb. 12 at Atlantic City Cemetery in Pleasantville, N.J. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent in his name to the St. Bede Family Life Center Building Fund (3870 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36109).
Mr. Gallagher was born February 16,1931 in Philadelphia, Penn., but spent the majority of his pre-adult years in the Atlantic City, N.J. area. After serving a tour of duty with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he moved to Tuscaloosa to attend the University of Alabama. He received his BS degree from the university and in 1965 moved to Montgomery with his family. Mr. Gallagher’s profession steered him into real estate and home building. He was the proprietor of his own business for 20 years, doing business primarily in the great Greenville area.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Francis; his mother, Pauline Vernon Jackson; brother, John Russell, and his wife of 50 years, Barbara Grow Gallagher.
He is survived by: his five children, Linda (Jay) Peterson of Shawnee, Okla., Kim (Kathy Drew) Gallagher of Alpharetta, Ga., Jamie (Ruth) Gallagher of Prattville, John (Holly) Gallagher of Keller, Texas, Rob (Michele) Gallagher Jr. of Montevallo; grandchildren, Allie Peterson (Linda), Megan and Justin Gallagher (Jamie), Ian Gallagher (John) and Robbie, Emily and Nathan Gallagher (Rob).
The family would like to thank the staff of Hatley Health Care in Clanton for their exceptional care and support during his time there.