He was born June 5, 1929 in George West, to James Joseph and Aileen (McCumber) Gallagher. He worked as a driller for an oilfield company for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his spouse Joyce Haley Gallagher of George West; one son who was given up, (adopted out) at birth; one step-son, Archie (Sharon) Haley of San Antonio; three step-daughters, Deborah (Chuck) Sindle of El Dorado, AR, Cheryl Farris of George West, Wanda Jo Haley Rider of George West; two sister-in-laws, Helen Gallagher of George West, and Brenda Sue Gallagher of Pettus; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was held at the George West Cemetery on Monday, July 15, 2009, with Paul Fletcher doing the service.
Under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Three Rivers.