GALLOWAY Raymond R. Galloway, MG (retired), age 85, of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, TN, passed away on January 23, 2013.
Ray was born to Samuel and Myrtle Galloway on November 21, 1927 in Norwich, OHIO.
Ray graduated from East Muskingum High School in 1946 and joined the U.S. Army and served for 7 years.
He then joined the Ohio National Guard and graduated from Flight School flying both helicopter and fixed wing aircraft.
Ray served as Flight Facility Commander for the ONG at the Akron-Canton Airport located in Greensburg, OH and held a number of command positions.
During that time, he worked with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit personnel at Akron Children's Hospital in Akron, OHIO to establish Medicopter flights for 17 counties in northeast Ohio.
He was cited by the governor for his efforts.
He was appointed Ohio Adjutant General by Gov. Richard F. Celeste and served in that position until his retirement.
After retirement, he worked as a Reservist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
He was also a 32nd Degree Mason.
Ray enjoyed playing golf and reading.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy Ann.
He is also survived by his brother, Delbert Brock and sister-in-law, Francis of Zanesville, Ohio; as well as his brother-in-law, Thomas D. Collinsworth and sister-in-law, Roma; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Wilbert, sisters Thelma and Dorothy.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at The Community Church at Tellico Village.
Gifts in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011
or Akron Children's Hospital 1 Perkins Square, Akron, OHIO 44308
CLICK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATIONS - Tellico Village Chapel is serving the family of Ray Galloway. www.clickfuneralhome.com