Ray Donald Galloway, 88, of Paducah passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019, at his home.
Ray was a graduate of August Tilghman High School and a member of West End Baptist Church in Paducah. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War.
Ray worked as a Paducah firefighter for 33 years, retiring in 1987 as a captain. He was a recipient of the Duke of Paducah award. To support his family, he also worked for Trevathan's Furniture Store for many years. He was a fan of University of Kentucky basketball and the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed fishing and working outdoors. He was a member of West End Baptist Church in Paducah.
Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Joyce McCawley Galloway; three sons, David (Sarah) Williams of Shellsburg, IA, Keith (Mary) Galloway, and Jeff Galloway; three daughters, Connie (Mike) Emerson of Hickory, Joyce Anne McClaran; and Peggy (David) Harrison; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Hugh William Galloway and Nova Mae Gillam Galloway.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Lindsey Funeral Home with the Revs. DeWayne Chadwick and Terry Sills officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Kenton Cemetery.
Friends may visit the family from 11 a.m. to service hour on Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take form of contributions to West End Baptist Church at 324 South 28th St., Paducah, KY 42003; The Alzheimer's Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601; or Mercy Health Lourdes Hospice at 911 Joe Clifton Dr., Paducah, KY 42001.
Online condolences may be left at www.lindseyfuneral.com.
Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.