Jack Bruce Galpin,Sr.
Cocoa Beach, FL
Jack Bruce Galpin, Sr., 86, born on October 13, 1926, passed away on August 18 , 2013
Husband of Pearl Galpin of Cocoa Beach, FL. Jack was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Cleo and Ruth Gapin. He was the father of Bruce Galpin, Dawn Siefker and Stephen Galpin, as well as Grandfather to Aidan and Julian Galpin. Jack was the stepfather of Helen Dolph, Skip Burns, Hind Dalrymple, Merwan Moge and Manale Jackson. He has 4 step-grandchildren and 8 step-great grandchildren.
He entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 where he served two years active duty during World War II as a Radioman Second Class before being honorably discharged. He graduated from the University of Missouri, where he also was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, with a Bachelor's degree and from Florida Institute of Technology with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. Through the years he worked for several companies, including Great Lakes Pipeline Co., Goodyear, Convair Astronautics, as well as for RCA for over 27 years with assignments that included him living in Thule, Greenland; Yorkshire, England and Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. He retired from GE in 1988 and spent several years after consulting at Kennedy Space Center.
After retiring, his passion was missions which took him and his wife around the world with Campus Crusade for Christ, International School Project, Jesus Film Project and Worldwide Evangelical Gospel Outreach (WEGO) Ministries. He served as Sunday School Director and Chapel Missions Advisory Board Member on Kwajalein, was an Ordained Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and sang in the choir at First Baptist Church of Satellite Beach. His home church was First Baptist Church of Merritt Island, FL.
Jack leaves behind his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as sisters Betty Jo Kent of Blue Springs, MO, Virginia Stephens of Aurora, IL, Shirley Wilson of Phoenix, AZ and many more extended family and friends.
Celebration of Life Service to be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 2 PM at the Living Bread Christian Fellowship Church, 1801 S. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach, FL.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to either:
WEGO Ministires, P.O. Box 320735, Cocoa Beach, FL 32932 OR
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or on-line at https://donate.cancer.org .
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Aug. 20, 2013