JAMES "JJ" JOSEPH, 89
Belleview - James "JJ" Joseph Gallagher, 89, of Belleview, Florida, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 20, 2013.
He was born August 30, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He joined the Navy at the age of 17, he served in the Pacific on the USS Baltimore during World War II
, he served 22 years in the U.S. Navy
and U.S. Coast Guard. He then served 45 years in Law Enforcement in Bay County, FL retired from the Bay County Sheriff's Dept. as Captain in 2008. He moved to Central FL in 2011. He enjoyed the water.
He is survived by his wife Evona Moore Gallagher of Belleview, FL; stepsons, Anthony Dean Moore (Lynn) of Dothan, AL and Alan Danny Moore of Silver Springs, FL; stepdaughters, Tammy C. Moore of Belleview, FL and Rose Darae Hellwig (Kevin) of Lady Lake, FL; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mr. JJ Gallagher will be held at Beyers Funeral Home Chapel, Lady Lake, FL on Monday, June 24 at 10:00 AM with Pastors Dean Moore and Hubert Bevill officiating. Graveside services will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Ocala, FL with military honors conducted by U.S. Coast Guard. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday June 23, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lake Hermosa Church of God, P.O. Box 428, Lady Lake, FL 32158.
Online condolences may be left at:
Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL