William Galloway '67 November 24, 2020 4:08 PM updated: November 24, 2020 4:10 PM
November 19, 1944 - November 15, 2020
William Michael “Mike” Galloway departed this life on November 15, 2020 at the Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in WaKeeney, KS, at the age of 75. He will long be remembered for his dry sense of humor and his gift of gab. William Michael was born to Robert and Beth (Clark) Galloway on November 19, 1944 in Hays, KS.
Mike married Becky Jean Mason on April 10, 1971. To this marriage were born two sons, John Travis Galloway and Lewis Michael Galloway. They later divorced. On January 3, 1981, Mike married Sherry (Shearer) Mermis in WaKeeney. To this union was born Philip Clark Galloway.
Mike attended Trego Community High School in WaKeeney and graduated with the Class of 1963. He then attended Texas A&M University and was an Aggie fan throughout his life. He graduated from Emporia State University in 1967. His working career began at IBM in New York, New York. He then was employed by Monfort Feed Yards in Greeley, Colorado and later returned to WaKeeney to work for his dad at the WaKeeney Sale Barn. Later he worked for Livestock Insurance Services and Livestock Marketing Association. He completed his career working for The Hartford in its Livestock Division.
Mike was active in the Presbyterian Church of WaKeeney, serving several times as a deacon and elder. He loved working with and around cattle and horses. He was a longtime member of the Kansas Livestock Association, serving in several roles. Mike was also a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and the Colorado Livestock Association.
Mike is survived by his wife, Sherry, of the home; three children and two stepchildren: John Galloway (Katie) of Weston, MO, Lewis Galloway (Jamie) of Prairie Village, KS, Philip Galloway (Rachel) of La Grange, IL, Angela Mermis of Plainville, and Joel Mermis (Carrie) of Leawood, KS; three siblings: Jack Galloway (Anna) of Port Angeles, WA, Janie Anderson of Columbia, MO, and Julie Newcomer (Randy) of Louisburg, KS; eleven grandchildren: Vivi, Mimi, and Stella Galloway; Will, Harper, and Annie Galloway; Mollie and Josie Galloway; Mikiah Mermis; and Mason and Ethan Mermis.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Beth Galloway.
A private family service will be held.
Memorials are suggested to the Presbyterian Church of WaKeeney or the Trego Hospital Endowment Foundation/LTC and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 North First, Stockton, KS 67669.
Final Resting Place
WaKeeney City Cemetery
WaKeeney WaKeeney, KS
Presbyterian Church of WaKeeney
Trego Hospital Endowment Foundation/LTC
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