Jerry William Galloway, born on June 24, 1960 to John Wesley Galloway Sr. and Helen Irene Galloway in the Azores, Portugal, passed away peacefully in Denton, Texas on January 25, 2021 at the age of 60.
Jerry grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a child, he enjoyed building and launching model rockets and was enchanted by the Apollo 11 moon landing. In 1980, Jerry enlisted in the US Air Force, where he began a career in computer programming. During his Air Force service, he received ribbons for marksmanship and completed extensive computer programming coursework.
As a civilian, Jerry continued his programming career for most of his life, relocating several times and working for a number of software companies primarily in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia. Jerry’s work is also credited in computer games published in the 1990s.
At heart, Jerry was a wanderer with a romantic spirit and an untamed intellect. He expressed himself through the music he created, and sought out adventure through long trips on the open road. True to his nature, late in his life, he obtained a Commercial Driver License and changed careers to become a truck driver. Jerry was patriotic, possessed a robust knowledge of US history, and often spoke proudly of his father’s service in the Air Force as a fighter pilot in World War II.
Jerry had one son with his second wife, Susan. He was preceded in death by his father John and his mother Helen. He is survived by his son Jeremy, three siblings Judy, John, and Julie, and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry deeply affected the lives he touched along his journey and will be missed by friends and family all throughout the country.
Memorial services for Jerry will be arranged and announced at a later date.
We encourage those who wish to give in Jerry’s honor to donate to the veteran-supporting foundation or charity of your choice.
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