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Gary Colwell Gallatin

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Funeral services for Gary Gallatin were held May 24, 2019 at St. James On The Lake Episcopal Church in Kemp, Texas with Rev. Jerry Morriss. Interment followed  at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
Gary was born Oct.  29, 1940 in Odessa to parents James Colwell and Evelyn (Sharpe) Gallatin and entered into eternal rest May 20, 2019 at the age of 78.
Gary was drafted into the United States Army, where he served two years with the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers. He graduated from North Texas State University with a Degree in Business Administration. Gary went to work for Flowers Industry, Tandem Computers and retired from Greyhound.
He married Linda Ayers in Dallas Feb. 16, 1980. Gary was a quiet man, who enjoyed being outdoors fishing and golfing.
When he was young, Gary enjoyed playing high school football. He was an avid reader and gardener and loved tending to his orchids and hot peppers. Gary was an active member of St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church. He was chairman of Adopt-A-Family golf tournament and he volunteered after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Gary will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents,  wife Linda Gallatin, the mother of his children Mary Beth Gallatin and brother Jim Gallatin.
He is survived by his sons David Gallatin of Bunker Hill, Ind., Daryl Gallatin and wife Kristine of Hudson, Mass., granddaughter Lynn McAlum, grandson Brad Gallatin, nieces Vicki Ayers Lee and Meg McGuire, nephews Dwayne Ayers, Norman Ayers, Jr., and Brian Gallatin, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Gary’s honor to either American Cancer Society at or mail to P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or make a donation to St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church at 10707 CR 4022, Kemp, Texas 75143.
A personal tribute may be made online at


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