Edward (Ed) Gallaher, Oliver Springs

Edward (Ed) Gallaher died peacefully and suddenly, at age 75 at Methodist Medical Center on July 5, 2020. He was best known in life by “old man, dad, and papaw,” titles that he took great pride in.

Ed was born on September 17, 1944 in Oliver Springs, TN, where he spent the majority of his life.

He married Kay, his wife of 55 years, in 1965. Ed is also survived by his four daughters and two sons-in-law: Cheryl Miller, Kathy and Leo Francois, Denise Gallaher, and Sondra and David Bryant. He has three grandchildren that were his world: Jenna and Kevin Yarber, Matt Bryant, and Becca Myers. Ed also leaves behind his amigo, his right-hand companion, and special cat, Zippo. Ed was surrounded by several friends and family throughout his entire life, but a special mention to a very close and dear friend, Johnny Bratcher and his son William Bratcher (who was like an honorary grandson in Ed’s life).

Ed had many hobbies including: fishing, reading, watching westerns, and listening to bluegrass music. He loved his beer, his pipes, critters, and backyard barbeques with his family. He had a passion for life, and he made sure he enjoyed it. The way he died is just like he lived: he wrote his own rules, he fought authority, and he paved his own way.

A visitation to celebrate his life will be from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Premier Sharp Funeral Home.

Premier Sharp Funeral Home is proud to be serving the Gallaher family. Sharpfh.com.  

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