Donald Wayne Gallion
July 10, 1945 – July 10, 2019
Donald Wayne Gallion of College Station TX passed away early Wednesday morning, July 10, 2019, on his 74th birthday, at the Accel at College Station skilled nursing facility. He was attended to by his eldest son at the moment of passing, and was surrounded and cared for by family and friends throughout his vigil. A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 pm, Monday, July 15, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home, 3001 S College Ave, Bryan, TX 77801. The Graveside Service will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, July 16, at the Jozye Cemetery, Madisonville, TX 77864, located at the intersection of Hwy 90 and FM1452. Funeral Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Crematory, Bryan TX.
He was born in Shreveport La to Cpl. Wayne Gallion and Edna Merle Tirpitz. He and his wife, Janell Foster Gallion, who predeceased him in 1994, were longtime residents of the Bryan-College Station area. His working career included multi-year stints as an Operator at the Shell Oil Refineries in Deer Park TX, a Peace Officer for the Texas A&M University Police Department and the State of Texas, and the Proprietor of Brazos Bullets. As a hobbyist he was an avid and skilled horseman, farrier, a noted marksman & reloader, mechanic, motorcyclist, woodworker, leather restorationist, and deep appreciator of the Arts. He was a determined friend and a man of fierce intelligence. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Donald is directly survived by his brother, Larry Denman Gallion and family of Conroe TX; his five children, Derek Foster Gallion, Shane Foster Gallion, Brant Foster Gallion, Shannon Foster Gallion, Seth Foster Gallion and wife Kara Guy; nine grandchildren, Brandon Foster Gallion, Bailey Renee Gallion, Brianna Jean Gallion, Brody Matthew Gallion, Gracie Janell Gallion, Cheyenne Sophie Gallion, Kyle Guy Gallion, Cody Guy Gallion, and Jake Guy Gallion, all are current residents of the greater Brazos Valley area.
In lieu of flowers or material condolences to the family, please consider a memorial donation to The 100 Club, providing support for the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed or injured in the line of duty. (www.the100club.org)
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