Deacon Larry Gallman was born on October 25, 1946 to the late John and Geneva Waldrop Gallman in Little Mountain, South Carolina. He departed this life for his eternal home on Monday, October 7, 2019 at his home.
Larry was educated in the public schools of Richland County and attended C.A. Johnson High School. He also attended Midlands Tech for Welding where he became a certified welder. He held many welding jobs, the last being TCM where he retired. Much of the iron work on older buildings around Columbia and Charleston is his work.
Larry was married to Barbara for 51 years. They met in high school. Together they built a family that Larry loved. He was often heard saying “Family is Everything.” Larry loved landscaping and it became his main job after retiring. He was a master landscaper and used his own techniques.
Larry was baptized at an early age at St. John Baptist Church. He loved serving God and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He was a former member of the brotherhood and the CA Faulk Singers/Inspirational Singers. He loved fishing and would go with his family friends, and the church. He loved out fishing the Deacons at their retreat.
Deacon Gallman is survived by his wife Barbara; one son, Larry A. Gallman; three daughters, Sonia Gallman, Orlanda G. (William) Chestnut, Thelma (Frederic) Cunningham; 10 grandchildren, Jessica Gallman, Sha’Terria Gallman, Terry Woods, Jr., Bobby, Shawnice, and LaSonia Smith, FreDay, Frederica, Fredric, and Sydney Cunningham all of Columbia, SC; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, John (Vivian) Gallman, James W. Gallman, and Louis Gallman; one sister, Shirley Pinto, all of Columbia, SC; two sons-in-law, Fredric Cunningham and William Chestnut; a special daughter, Cynthia Murray; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving relatives and friends.
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