Phillip I. Gallagher, Sr., of Hymera, passed away at his residence at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2004.
He was born in Sullivan on Oct. 19, 1930, the son of Michael and Minnie (Hart) Gallagher.
He was a Korean War veteran, a retired United Mine Worker; a member of the WhoSoEverWill Church in Dugger; the Loyal Order of Moose in Tuscola, Ill.; the Russell Shepherd American Legion; the Masonic Lodge; and the Order of Odd Fellows all of Hymera.
Survivors include two sons, Phillip I. Gallagher, Jr. and companion Vera Barnett of Brazil, and Leonard and wife Becky Gallagher of Farmersburg; two daughters, Rebecca L. Burns of Hymera, and Lacrecia Otto and husband Michael of Tuscola, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Jeanette Gallagher, and two brothers, Cecil Gallagher and Michael Gallagher.
A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. today, with the funeral service to follow at the WhoSoEver Will Church in Dugger with the Rev. Dan Dyer officiating. A cremation will follow.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of service today. Newkirk's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.