Perry Rutherford Galloway, Jr.

March 6, 1961 - March 31, 2015

03/06/1961 - 03/31/2015

Perry Rutherford GALLOWAY, Jr., 54, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
He was born March 6, 1961 in Wheeling, a son of the late Perry R. Galloway, Sr. and Joyce Ann Law Galloway.
A proud graduate of Wheeling Park High School’s class of 1978, Perry was a dedicated employee of Axiall PPG Industries for the past 35 years. He was a member of Waymen AME Church, Wheeling.

Perry believed deeply in working for the betterment of others and in the obligation we all have to give back to our community. A former president of the Ohio-Marshall County Branch of the NAACP, Perry worked tirelessly to lift up East Wheeling, serving as a civil rights leader, political activist, judicial reformer, co-founder of the Elks Basketball Tournament and the James H. Paige III Learning Center and numerous other community outreach programs. Perry also served as a volunteer coach for many youth sports and mentored dozens of young people over the years, encouraging them to pursue a path to success through college. Above all, however, he was fiercely devoted to his children. Everyone who knew him will miss his magnetic smile and infectious laugh.

In addition to his parents, Perry was preceded in death by his nephew Dominique Galloway. Surviving is his longtime companion Shelbie Smith; step-mother Myrtle Brown Galloway of Wheeling; his four children, Chaundraya and Charaun “CJ” Goodwin, Andre` and Devante` Brown all of Wheeling; three sisters, Tracey Galloway of Wheeling; Sharon Washington, of Akron, OH; Millicent Mitzy Washington, of Washington, PA; five brothers, Michael Galloway of Wheeling; Ronald Galloway of San Diego, CA; Rodney Washington, of Milwaukee, WI; Stanley Thelma Washington, of Las Vegas, NV; and Darryl Washington, of Denora, PA; two grandchildren, Alaya and Caidyn; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Friends will be received on Monday, April 6, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Waymen AME Church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fourth Street United Methodist Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Willie
Nevels officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Soup Kitchen of Greater
Wheeling, 1610 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV. 26003.
Arrangements by the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling.
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Tim Abercrombie
8 years ago

A true gentleman who did so much for so many. My prayers are with Perry and all his family members. He will be greatly missed.

Maria Shipley
8 years ago

All of my prayers and condolences to Perry’s family at this very sad time! Perry was a wonderful guy who would do anything for anyone with a smile! He will be sadly missed by many people who loved him! May he rest in peace with our Lord above! All of my sympathy and prayers, Maria

Greater Zion Temple Chrch
8 years ago

April 7, 2015

To the family Of:

Perry R. Galloway Jr.

Bishop Roy C. Dawkins & Lady Dawkins, Deacons, Officers & Members of the Greater Zion Temple Church of Steubenville, Ohio extend our heartfelt condolences to the Galloway Family on their loss….

At a time when words are hard to find…

May our God who is a comfort to us all bring you peace that passes all understanding and the assurance of His loving presence during this time. Let yourself draw near to the Lord and fill you with great peace.

Praying For You

The Greater Zion Temple Church Family

Bishop Roy C. Dawkins, Pastor

Carrie Campbell, Church Secretary

Barron E Hawkins
8 years ago

Barron & Lotita Hawkins wishes to send there heart felt condolences to the family and friends of Perry Galloway. May Gods mercy and grace keep you and may his love provide a measure of comfort you all during this very difficult time.

Sandra Y Jackson
8 years ago

Dear Family,

Words can not express how we all feel. Sharon and I have had many summers in Wheeling as children with our cousin and his siblings. Always a good time. Although we did not talk often we understood the love we had for each other. He was a strong believer in family. You will be missed cousin and nephew.

Sandy, Sharon and Aunt Shirley.

Reverend Danny Mason
8 years ago

Dear family, I will always remember him as an energetic spirit that flowed from Heaven above that touched the lives of many who came to know him. We know our earthly body will fail us, But God nourishes our souls that with him we shall live forever.

May God Bless keep and comfort you during this difficult Time

Sincerely, Reverend Daniel Mason

Rev. Dorothy Busby Roman
8 years ago

Dear Family, Perry was kind hearted and instrumental in helping family, people and his community. As a result, his spirit of kindness that touched my heart, my family and so many others will always remain in our hearts. I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in God during this difficult time. I pray that his bright smile, infectious laugh, and memories shared be the rays of sunshine to bring warmth to your soul.

Peace & Blessings

Denise Novello
8 years ago

Deepest sympathy for Shelbie Smith and the Galloway family. Perry was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

Nathan Banks Sr.
8 years ago

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. My heart and prayers goes out to the Galloway family. East Wheeling is like a village. When one suffers, we all suffer. May the grace of God continue to be with you in your time of bereavement ..

Nathan Banks & the Banks Family

Alicia Long
8 years ago

Gods’compassion for us is why He called Perry home.Compassion for each other is what need in order join Perry and all the others who were called home. To my friend,we will meet again.

8 years ago

Grateful to know a man as Perry Galloway jr. A determine man to make a difference in East wheeling. A good man, A good friend who will be missed. God Bless.

Johnetta Clark-Brown
8 years ago

Hard to believe… I just saw Perry during Christmas… He was like a part of our family growing up too! We had some good times up on the hill! I’ll always remember him with a smile… My sincere Condolences and Prayers to the Galloway’s and extended Family… Proud to have called Perry my friend!

Tammy Law Taylor
8 years ago

I am going to miss you very much. We were talking about trying to have a family reunion so the new generation could get to know each other like we did. I guess it may not happen no time soon. R.I.P my cousin. Love You.

Butch Fortney
8 years ago

I had the pleasure of knowing Perry. What a kind soul.

Lynn Hetzel
8 years ago

I met Perry and Michael when they came to see their father at Liza’s Place.

I spoke with them both each day they were there. I took pictures of you both with your father in the garden.

I am so very sorry to hear of the death of young Perry. I will keep you, Michael and your family in my prayers.


God Bless All of You.

Lynn Hetzel

Iris R Isaacs
8 years ago

I was so shocked to hear of Perry’s passing and wanted to send my condolences to his children, family and friends. I worked with Perry when he was in the lab, his contagious smile and welcoming eyes will be truly missed. May God comfort you all in this trying time. Sincerly, Iris “Deaner” Isaacs

Brenda J Harris
8 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of Perry’s passing. I was ill myself and unable to attend the services but I will always remember his wonderful spirit and it many efforts to better the city of Wheeling. My sincere condolences to the family.

kit ratcliffe
8 years ago

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Perry. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in your time of sorrow

Kit Ratcliffe

WPHS class of 78

Todd Majors
8 years ago

I worked with Perry for the last 20 years and I considered him a very good friend. We will all miss him. God bless

Terry Reynolds
8 years ago

I worked with Perry here at Axiall which used to be PPG for 30+ years. We had many good times together. May God Bless and comfort all of Perry’s family thru this time of loss for them.

Pamela Andrews Trimmer
8 years ago

I would just like to say to the family, that iam so sorry for your lost, Perry was a good guy, he was my cousin by marriage, my Aunt Margie Law I pray that God will give you all confront, and that he’s in a much better plan then we are, but iam still shocked, it’s so unreal, but now he’s with his Mom and Dad. I Loved Aunt Joyce and Uncle Perry, but they are all resting, so my heart goes out to his girlfriend and his children, and above all his sisters and brothers. may God be with you all. Perry Jr. you will be missed. Your Cuz Pam. R.I.P. Perry.

rhonda west
8 years ago

I’m going to miss you. You had such a big heart and helped me through the years with my kids. I will always remember you dearly. Especially our conversations and you bossing me around. Rest In Heaven. My friend

Teresa Nevels Pratt
8 years ago

It’s hard to understand why people are taken

away from us, but find comfort in knowing

you were a special part of a well-lived life.

Hold on to your memories, and let them guide

you during this time of sadness.

Nicole Byrd Wilson
8 years ago

May God’s peace and comfort cover you all at this time. Mr. Perry was truly a great man who left a lasting legacy.

Wayne Jones
8 years ago

Mr. Perry, my family and I are greatful to have known you. May you rest peacefully while your children and family proudly keep your spirit alive!

God bless…

Crystal Cardinali
8 years ago

My condolences to the Galloway family. How luck we all were to have had a wonderful man like Perry in our lives. He was so caring and generous. Perry and I were friends for many years. I’ll always remember his wonderful smile and his love for the East Wheeling Community.

Latisha Porter
8 years ago

My cousin Perry will truly be missed. I pray God will give everyone strength to endure the pain and comfort knowing that Perry is in a better place!

LaToya Pervall
8 years ago

My deepest condolences and sympathies to the family.

Jeannetta L. Brown
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy goes out to Perry”s family & friends. And to Shelbie Smith…my heart goes out to you & the family. You all are in my prayers. The news of his passing is still so hard to believe. He was a such a good person. I pray that God is able to get you all through this trying time. God bless.

Paul Morris
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Perry,s family and friends. What a great guy,always new how to make u laugh.

Michele Washington Hand
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Perry’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patrick Jones
8 years ago

My family and I send our deepest condolences to the Galloway family. Perry and I were truly like brothers. He was a friend you could always count on and I will deeply miss his friendship and the times we shared together.


Patrick Jones

Virginia Beach, Virginia

8 years ago

My heart and prayers goes out to Shelbie and to Perry’s family. May God give all of you comfort until the day of the resurrection. When all those in the memorial tomb will come out. There will b no more tears and pain. Death will b no more

Carol Burress & Sean
8 years ago

My heart is still breaking and I’m still in shock over Perry’s passing, but by the grace of God he is now in the Father’s hands. To the entire family you have my deepest condolences during this time and hope that time will heal your broken hearts. He was a great person and a dear friend of mine, he will truly be missed. God reached down and picked a very precious angel. REST IN HEAVEN MY FRIEND.

Love Carol & Sean Burress

John M. Clemont
8 years ago

My prayers go up for the family, Perry was a real close friend and was apways there for everyone and a friend to all . He will bw greatly missed

Keith Pervall Sr.
8 years ago

My prayers got out to The Perry,’s. Tho family ties cross so many paths, we always should take the time to share and show how must we mean to each other. A man who a has fulfilled the dash in life. The world has lost a TRUE ROLE MODEL.

8 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the entire family and community of Perry. Denny Albaugh

Kevin Immonje
8 years ago

My sincere condolences to Mr Galloway’s family and friends. I never met or knew him personally, but from what I heard from Chaundraya, he is and was a special pillar in his community and family. Supported the cause of advancement of his community and devoted to the well being of his family. Rest in eternal peace.

Erika Young
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the Galloway family at this time. I am truly sorry for your loss. Mr.Perry Jr. was a wonderful man and comes from a great family. You all know you are like family to the Gordon family, so please know we share in your grief. Be of good courage Galloway family and friend’s, knowing Mr. Perry Jr. is at home safe in the arms of the Lord, also with his parents and other loved ones in heaven.

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

With sincere love, God bless you all,


Glenn and Karen Minor
8 years ago

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the family! You are in our prayers.

Wayman Church
8 years ago

Our prayers & sympathy to Perry’s family: Perry was a grat man! We are blessed to have shared our earthly home and to worship with him. Perry has done his part & it is our prayer that his spirit continues in the community. May Perry rest in heavens Peace, Your Wayman Church Family

The Long's
8 years ago

Our prayers go out to Perry’s loved ones. He was a true friend to our family and will always be remembered. His wisdom and contributory efforts were untouchable and greatly appreciated. In celebration of his life, The Long Family

Jesse Swift
8 years ago

Our sincere condolences on behalf of Swift Family recognizing a Great Friend whom we loved dearly…

Frank Taylor
8 years ago

Perry has been a valued friend for over 17yrs and we really enjoyed the growth of the young people.I am shocked and pray to God that all of the family and friends are blessed to take this loss.The old folks used to tell me the good die young and if anyone was good it was perry.Carry on loved ones and trust in God to Ease this pain..Frank Taylor

Wayne Chase
8 years ago

Perry my good friend,we spent many hours working together, playing ball and having fun,you will be missed my friend no more pain for you.Love Ya

Phoebe Harris McIntosh
8 years ago

Perry’s children, family, and my dear Shelbie. Life will never be the same for me, without Perry. My dear darling brother, by another mother, is gone. But, because he knew the Lord, he now rests in the arms of Jesus. No more suffering, pain, or dealing with the woes of this world. Talked to you daily, was with you only a few days before your going to heaven. I will so miss you. But you rest now, for the cares of this world are over. I love you, Perry, and may you have eternal peace.

Phoebe Harris McIntosh
8 years ago

Perry’s children, family, and my dear Shelbie. Life will never be the same for me, without Perry. My dear darling brother, by another mother, is gone. But, because he knew the Lord, he now rests in the arms of Jesus. No more suffering, pain, or dealing with the woes of this world. Talked to you daily,and was with you only a few days before you went to heaven. I will so miss you. But you rest now, for the cares of this world are over. I love you, Perry, and may you rest in eternal peace.

H Lawrence Jones, Ed.D.
8 years ago

Perry’s Family:

We are all thinking of you during this time of loss. Perry was a force for good and will be missed by many people.

H. Lawrence Jones

8 years ago

Perry’s infectious smile and congeniality was only surpassed by his depth of character and sense of the desire to better his community. Thoughts and prayers for the Galloway family in this time of great loss. God bless you.

Jack Lipphardt
8 years ago

Prayers for comfort and peace. Fond remembrances of Perry’s caring community activism. Blessings. jwl