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David Rutherford Galloway, Sr.

David Rutherford Galloway, Sr.
  • January 22, 1949 - December 24, 2016
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“I am so sorry for your loss. I hope Jer. 29: 11,12 brings you some comfort during this difficult time. ”
1 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“David was a great guy, a good friend. I never heard him say anything unkind about anyone. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.Bridget and...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Ed Arrington - Charleston, SC

“So sorry to hear about your dad. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. ”
3 of 29 | Posted by: Ed Boyd - Beaufort, SC

“My sympathy to Patsy and the Galloway family. ”
4 of 29 | Posted by: Joseph Wilson - West Carrollton, OH

“Patsy it is with much sorrow that I hear of the passing of David. It was good to see both of you at CHS reunions and the happiness he brought into...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Erwin Bohlen - McClellanville

“David, Thomas and Family,We were so sorry to hear of David's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers go with you all. David was such a...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Chris and Ed Cone - Estill, SC

“Patsy, Thank you for helping me to know David.My love to you, Hugh Wilson ”
7 of 29 | Posted by: Hugh Wilson - McClellanville, SC

“David and Thomas, I am sorry about the loss of your father. He enjoyed life and Will be missed. ”
8 of 29 | Posted by: Butch Norris - Columbia, SC

9 of 29 | Posted by: LINDA RUMPH - MT. PLEASANT, SC

“Patsy, I am so sorry about the death of David. I did not know him well, but he seemed very nice and friendly the few times the CHS group got together...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Cathey Hutto - Silver Spring

“My condolences.God has given us the wonderful hope of seeing our dear loved ones again.John 6:40 ”
11 of 29 | Posted by: Js - SC

12 of 29 | Posted by: FRANKIE DUROSS - CHARLESTON, SC

“Dear Patsy,I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your Family. ”
13 of 29 | Posted by: Frances Hubbard - Bonneau, SC

“I'm so sorry for your family's loss, David. Thinking of you. ”
14 of 29 | Posted by: Virginia Ravenel - Columbia, SC

“Patsy & family: John & I express our most sincere sympathy over the loss of David. He was a fine person. May his memory be eternal!Mary Lee Lavelle ”
15 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Lee Lavelle - Charleston, SC

“From our family to yours, we offer our sincere condolences. We are so sorry to hear this.The Spigner FamilyFletcher Spigner IIIColumbia, SC ”
16 of 29 | Posted by: Fletcher Spigner III - Columbia, SC

“I'm so sorry Ms. Patsy...You're forever in my prayers ”
17 of 29 | Posted by: Brantlee Barrett - Charleston, SC

“We are here for you during this impossible time of grief. Know that our prayers for David did not go unanswered, he is no longer in pain and...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Cynthia Busby - Summerville, SC

“Patsy, David was such a kind person and we were all glad we got to visit him one last time. You were such a beautiful, loving and giving couple. We...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Tina Doscher - Charleston, SC

“Patsy, so sorry for your loss....keeping you and the family in our prayers. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace and comfort.Caroline ”
20 of 29 | Posted by: caroline cordray - charleston, SC

“Patsy, Fred and I are so sad to hear about your loss, even more so at this time of year. We pray God will grant you strength and peace in the coming...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Joyce Wichmann - Charleston, SC

“My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family .... Joan Whitlock ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Joan Whitlock - Spartanburg, SC

“Patsy, we are so sorry to hear about David passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your cherished memories of him...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Lloyd & Amy Edwards - Charleston, SC

“Patsy, Barbara Barfield May told me about your husbands passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Anne and Rusty Patterson - SC

“Patsy, I'm so sorry to hear of sweet David's passing. Many heart goes out to you and all the families. He will be missed so much. My prayers are with...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Jane Beasley - Savannah, GA

“Patsy and Jill, our deepest sympathy to you and family. He was obviously a terrific person! Carroll and Sheryl ONeal ”
26 of 29 | Posted by: Sheryl ONeal - Charleston, SC

“So sorry to hear of David's passing . My condolences to the entire family ”
27 of 29 | Posted by: Diane Chard - Charleston, SC

“Ms.Patsy,I'm so sorry to hear this. Thinking about you ,Jennifer, Jill and mark. ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: Rhonda Thomas - mt pleasant, SC

“Patsy, Bill and I are shocked to hear this news. We will be praying for all of you. May the Lord be with you.Lovingly Joy ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Joy and Bill Cornwell - SC

David Rutherford Galloway, 67, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Patricia "Patsy" Canfield Ackerman entered into eternal rest Saturday, December 24, 2016. His funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service at The Charleston Yacht Club. The burial will be held on January 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Beaufort National Cemetery. A reception will follow.

David was born January 22, 1949 in Sumter, South Carolina, son of the late James Bethea Galloway, MD and Mary Elizabeth Free Galloway. He graduated from Dreher High School Class of 1966, attended Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. David was employed primarily in sales for several Fortune 500 companies. David served as a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps specializing in Explosive Ordinance Disposal. He was an Honor Graduate of Parris Island and Reserve Marine of the Year for the Sixth Marine Corps District. David was a Proud Marine and enjoyed saying "I was reared in Columbia and grew up at Parris Island, it only took 12 weeks."

David was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia and attended St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Charleston. He was past Chairman of Hampton County Ducks Unlimited and past Commodore of The Charleston Yacht Club. David was also past member of CORA, SAYRA, The US Naval Institute, and Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was an active member of the Charleston Rifle Club, American Legion Post #147 and Charleston Elks Lodge #242. His passions were family, friends, boating and cooking. He will be deeply missed.

David is survived by his wife, Patsy; sons: David R. Galloway, Jr. of Charleston, SC and Thomas M. Galloway (Charlotte) of Columbia, SC; four siblings: James B. Galloway, Jr. of Charleston, SC, Mary Ann Galloway and Dr. Lewis F. Galloway (Bunny) of Indianapolis, IN, and Richard K. Galloway of Charleston, SC; step-son, Marcus O. Ackerman III (Alisha) of Simpsonville, SC; step-daughters: Jennifer A. Mason (Anthony) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Jill A. Settle (John) of Charleston, SC; seven step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in his memory to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203 or online at

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