David R. Galliher

Published 4:27 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2016

David R. Galliher, 72, of Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 29, 2016, at his residence. David was born in Carter County to the late David Benjamin Galliher and Christine Hinkle Galliher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Paula Simerly.
David retired from Snap-on Tools as a quality inspector and was of the Christian faith. He was a United States Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam Era. David won top honors in the 1965 VII Corps Commanders Rifle and Pistol Matches in Erlangen, Germany.
David was an avid hunter, enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Chris Galliher and wife Amy, Johnson City; two grandchildren, Zachary Seth Galliher and Abby Grace Galliher, both of the home; and a special friend, Charlotte. Several cousins also survive.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of David R. Galliher will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 1, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, September 2, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. David Nave will serve as honorary pallbearer. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton at 9:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project in honor of David. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Galliher family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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