Rev. Roger Gallion, age 70, of Nebo, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord on the evening of Monday, July 9, 2018 at his residence while under the care of CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care-McDowell. His loving family was by his side. Born in McDowell County, North Carolina on May 1, 1948, he was the son of the late Schenck and Elender Lewis Gallion.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his adopted son, Michael Flack; one sister, Sally McMahan; one niece, Dawn Webb; and sister-in-law, Barbara Gallion.
Roger was the pastor of Morning Star Free Will Baptist Church where he was so loved by his members and he loved each one of them. He was the kindest hearted and giving man to everyone and anyone. He loved and cherished his family so much and enjoyed ministering to children and to hear a child’s laughter filled him with joy. Most of all, Roger loved the Lord and sharing his word to all. He will be greatly missed by all.
Rev. Gallion is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 52 years, Linda Gallion; four children, Alfred Gallion (Linda), Kim Smith (Charles), Wesley Gallion (Betty Jo) and Elaine Styles (Kelly); six siblings, Otis Gallion (Ruby), Dean Gallion, Susie Webb (Junior), Jacob Gallion (Karen), Reba Mosteller (Slink) and Reta Costner (Rick); twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate the life of Rev. Gallion will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Glenwood Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Gentry officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., prior to the service, at the church.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Rev. Gallion's memory are asked to consider, The Gallion Family, 35 Bullrush Road, Nebo, North Carolina 28761.