Howard Gallaher, 81 of Powhatan Point, Ohio died Sunday March 31, 2019 at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born March 31, 1938 a son of the late Clifford and Ruth (Cronin) Gallaher in Powhatan Point, Ohio.
Howard worked for North American Coal # 5 Mine as a mechanic and at D & K Excavating as a mechanic and operator. He was a member of Moriah Lodge # 105.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Norma Gail ( Brown) Gallaher, a brother Forest Gallaher, sisters Wilma Lodi, Vera Horvath, Betty Coss and a grandson David Pritchard.
He is survived by his children, Mark (Suzie) Gallaher of Belmont, Ohio, Tammy ( Bruce Stephen) Deitch of Woodsfield, Ohio, and Jim (Lovella) Beal of Lafferty, Ohio.
In addition he is survived by a sister, Wanda Glasgow of Powhatan Point, Ohio, grandchildren, Kayla (Taven Rohrbough) Deitch, Cody (Kayla) Pritchard, Daniel Pritchard, Tasha Beal, Santana McBride, Lesley DeAnne Beal and John Keim along with 11 great-grandchildren, Madison, Bo, Kirsten, Adhalyn, Kayelyn, Kira, Aamaya, Easton, Dawson Breanna, Leeland and one more on the way, as well as friend Belinda Myers.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 186 Main St. Powhatan Point, Ohio on Thursday April 4 from 6-8 p.m., and again on Friday April 5 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with Masonic services held at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday April 6 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Eschbaugh officiating.
Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery.
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