TROY - Billie J Gallagher of Troy, Ohio, fell asleep in death on Friday Nov. 30, 2012. He was born Feb. 11, 1939, in a farmhouse outside Tipp City, to John M. Gallagher and Mary Gallagher-Black.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dianna Gallagher; son Michael (Julie) Gallagher of Christiansburg; daughters Deborah Fewell of Green Bay, Wis., Jill (Steve) Eckart of Kokomo, Ind., and Lori Ganger of Troy; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; sister Sally Graham of Troy; and sister Patsy Perry of Tipp City.
He was preceded in death by sisters Lois Hail and Dorothy Moore, parents and step-father Roy Black.
Billie graduated from Tippecanoe High School in 1957, and attended Oregon Bible College, Oregon, Ill. He worked for the Monon Railroad, Hobart Brothers, and retired from the City of Troy Water Plant. He was a faithful member of the Troy View Church of God where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher, and served as the outdoor counselor at their summer church camp for 32 years, where he was affectionately known as "Cheerio."
Services will be Tuesday, Dec 4, at Troy View Church of God, 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, with visitation from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and a memorial service at 6:30 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made through Troy View Church of God.