Murray Russell Gallaher, Jr.
Murray Russell (Buddy) Gallaher, Jr. passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his home in the New Prospect community at the age of 82.
Buddy was born June 12, 1936 in Gallatin, TN to the late Murray Russell, Sr. and Louise Bradley Gallaher. He was preceded in death by one son: David Allen Gallaher; and one grandson: Zachary Ryan Gallaher.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Geraldine Clanton Gallaher; one son: Murray Russell (Rusty) Gallaher, III (Pat) of Lawrenceburg; two daughters: Sherry Gallaher Marks and Nancy Sharp, both of Lawrenceburg; grandsons: Brad, Blake, Kyle, and Tyler Gallaher and Reese Sharp; granddaughter: Jordan Marks Yates; step-grandchildren: Jason and Melissa Urban; great-grandchildren: Braydon, Jaycee, Devin, Jansen, Emma, Kasin, Zach, and Jacob Gallaher; step-grandchildren: Addison, Ella, and Isabelle Urban; special aunt: Helen Bradley Bates.
Buddy was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired police officer, firefighter, security guard and retired employee of Suburban Propane.
Funeral services for Murray Russell Gallaher, Jr., were held at the Pettus-Turnbo Chapel on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Brad Lowery officiating. Interment followed at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ingram Sowell or David Crockett Elementary schools or New Prospect Baptist Church. Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences may be sent by way of: www.pettusturnbo.com.