Donald Eugene Galloway, 80, of rural Covington, IN, passed away 10:10 PM Sunday April 10, 2022. His family was at his side at his residence on the family farm where he had spent most all of his life, concluding his 28 year battle with cancer.
It’s been said “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live.” Don beat cancer as he exemplified this for 28 years .
Don was born May 11, 1941 in Danville, IL the son of the late Earl Leon and Josephine Elizabeth (Blacketer) Galloway. He married his wife of 60 years, Judith Ann Nicklas, on the night of her high school graduation May 22, 1961.
Surviving family include his wife, Judy Galloway, Covington; two sons, Brian (Lisa) Galloway, Veedersburg; Brett (Darla) Galloway, Clinton; three sisters, Carolyn (Paul) Bowman, Covington; Nancy Meadows, Covington; Barbara (Henry) Ritter, Connersville; six grandchildren, Bradley (Genny) Galloway, Thomas (Angie) Galloway, Meagan (Neal) Costello, Kaitlyn (Adam) Dennis, Taylor (Cameron) Seymour, Chyna Galloway; 12 great-grandchildren, Adrianna Conley, Madalynn Galloway, Izabella Galloway, Conner Galloway, Cooper Galloway, Nathan Costello, Noah Costello, Aiden Galloway, Cassidy Galloway, Theodore Seymour, Thaddeus Seymour, Ellie Dennis; and Don was looking forward to his next great-granddaughter baby Dennis due to arrive in October.
Don graduated from Covington High School in 1959, and in the same year went to work at Olin’s near Covington, he continued working at that location for Flexel until their closure in 1997. He then went to work for the Fountain County Highway Department until his retirement in 2008 For many years he also farmed along with his dad on the family farm. He was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Covington.
Throughout his life, Don enjoyed many outdoor activities. He eagerly anticipated each spring looking forward to gardening, working in the yard, and especially hunting mushrooms. He also enjoyed fly fishing trips to Colorado for many years, and coon hunting earlier in life when he had been able. He most especially enjoyed each and every one of his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Per Don’s request there will be no public services. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to Maranatha Baptist Church 1111 Harrison Street Covington, IN 47932, or to The OSF Bobette Steely Hegeler Cancer Care Foundation, 806 N Logan Avenue, Danville, Illinois 61832. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.