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Marion Galloway

February 22, 1935 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 82)

Marion Edward Galloway, Sr., beloved father, grandfather and brother died Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at Agape Hospice House in Lexington.

Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel conducted by Chaplain Marvin Goble.  Visitation will follow the service.

Marion was born to the late Wylie Edward and Jesna Margaret Galloway on February 22, 1935 in Darlington County and was a graduate of McClenaghan High School in Florence, SC.  He went on to serve in the SC Air National Guard.

He was a retired businessman and owner of Carpet Town, Inc. After closing his business he continued part-time work in the floor covering industry and other various part-time jobs. Prior to moving to the Midlands in 1965, he served as the Director of the Pee Dee Area Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament from 1957-1964. During that same period, he also served as both assistant and head coach of the Florence boxing team and after moving to the Midlands area, he served honorably on the County of Lexington Athletic Commission and as chairman from 1977-1997 and in 2009 was inducted into the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame. He also served with the City of West Columbia Election Commission and was a poll manager. In the past years he was a member of the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club and the youngest member to ever be inducted in the Florence Lions Club.  He loved sports and was an avid Clemson fan.  Most importantly, he was a man of faith and without a doubt had entered into a relationship with his Lord and Savior.

He had a great love for family and his infectious personality gained him many friends with his story telling and jokes. He loved working in his yard,  growing flowers and feeding his birds. He also had a love for antiques and had a talent for restoring them. He will be missed by many.

He is survived by his daughters, Wanda King of Leesville, Tammy Seibert (John) of Lexington, Robin Harris (Steve) of Chapin, and sister, Scottie Blount (Charlie) of Columbia, along with 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren with 1 on the way, 1 niece, 1 nephew and his former wife, Libby Galloway.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Marion Edward Galloway Jr. (Eddie), grandson Joey Galloway, brother, Billy Galloway, son-in-law Richard King and nephew, Kevin Blount.

The family would like to thank the staff of Lexington Medical Center and Agape Hospice House for his recent care and  special thanks to the staff of Homestead Hospice who provided his in-home care for the past year, Lexington County Recreation and Aging and the Gilbert Senior Center.

Memorials may be made to any of these or the charity of one's choice.

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