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
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.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at altmeyer.com