A beloved Middle Georgia resident, Edward Galloway passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at the age of 59. Born February 20, 1964, on Patrick Air Force Base, Edward was the son of the late James Earl and Mary Crowe Galloway.
Edward grew up in a United States Air Force family. When Edward was about seven, James had retired from the military and got a position at Robins, a place the family would call home for the rest of their life.
A graduate of Northside High School in 1982, and a proud member of their award winning ROTC drill team. It was that ROTC experience that led Edward to a full scholarship and allowed him to pursue his higher education at Georgia Southern University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987. In 1994, he earned his Master’s Degree in Logistics Management from Georgia College and State University.
His dedication to ROTC service led him to a commission in the United States Army where he served as a Signal Officer and an Air Drop Supply Officer. Edward's commitment to his country was evident during his deployment in support of Desert Storm. Among Edwards various Reserve assignments were; Company Commander for a fuel company, an Executive Officer for 2 different Army training schools; and a Commandant for several annual training periods. His Calm leadership made him invaluable to leadership and he easily rose to the distinguished rank of Lieutenant Colonel, the rank for which he retired at. His highest award was the Meritorious Service Medal with 1 cluster
His passion for service continued beyond the Army, contributing significantly to Robins Air Force Base, where he climbed the ranks from GS7 to NH03 before his second and final retirement. Edward was an Equipment Specialist for the F15 Airframe for many years until being promoted to the rank of GS-13 (later converted NH03) when he took a management position with C-17 Maintenance & Mods. Edward was the first person in the section and with no employees, hired everyone, and with quiet management ran the section until the day he retired. Edward's colleagues remember him fondly, recognizing him for his calm leadership and camaraderie.
Beyond his professional achievements, Edward was a man of diverse interests and passions. An avid bowler, reader, and a seasoned traveler, he embraced life with crazy enthusiasm. Edward also enjoyed fine dining experiences. However, amidst all these pursuits, his greatest joy lay in the love and companionship he shared with his wife.
Edward Galloway leaves behind a legacy of service, dedication, and a life well-lived. He will be remembered for his contributions to his country, his warmth among friends, and the love he showered upon his family.
In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his brother, Nelson Galloway.
His memory will forever be treasured by his beloved wife, Nola Galloway of Warner Robins.
A memorial gathering will be Wednesday, January 3, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2023, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Edward will be laid to rest at Magnolia Park Cemetery.
The family asks that donations be given in memory of Edward Earl Galloway, NHO3 (Ret.) LTC USAR (Ret.) to the Mason Guest House.
For friends unable to attend at this time, the service will be streamed live and recorded via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mcculloughfuneralhome/live/.
Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with these arrangements.
Wednesday, January 3, 2024
6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)
Thursday, January 4, 2024
3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)