William “Bill” A. Gallaher, 80, of Hot Springs, VA, formerly of White Sulphur Springs, WV, died early Wednesday morning, May 21, 2014, at his residence after an extended illness.
Born in Sweet Springs, WV, he was a son of the late William and Minnie Kincaid Gallaher.
Bill was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired truck driver, working in pulp wood. Also, in his earlier years, he worked for the Justice Sawmill in White Sulphur Springs. Bill was also a 15-year employee of The Greenbrier hotel.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Andy Gallaher; one sister, Imogene Manny; and a granddaughter, Tenassa Marsh Butcher.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years at home, Ella Jane Weese Gallaher; daughters Patricia Marsh and Samantha Gallaher, both of Hot Springs, VA; one son, Billy L. Gallaher of White Sulphur Springs; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and three sisters, Martha Pritt
of Taylorville, NC; Mary Waid of White Sulphur Springs; and Carol Brown of Ronceverte. Bill is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service for Mr. Gallaher on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 2 PM at the Whatcoat Cemetery, Route 92, White Sulphur Springs, with Pastor Bill Casto officiating.
Visitation will be from 12 PM until service time at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Safe Home, PO Box 748, Covington, VA, 24426, in memory of Tenassa Butcher.
Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is serving the family.
Obituary originally published in the May 23, 2014 edition of the West Virginia Daily News.