Joseph William Gallagher

Born in Oak Ridge, TN on April 22, 1945

Departed on September 18, 2010 and resided in Fairview, TN

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GALLAGHER, Joseph William "Joe"- Age 65 of Fairview. September 18, 2010. Survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Yvonne Gallagher; children, Shannon Carter Rick, Brian Gallagher, and Michael Gallagher; grandchildren, Helen Grace and Katelyn Carter; father and mother-in-law, Phillip Moore Delcie; brother, Tim Gallagher Marce; sisters, Mary Hacker Bill and Terry Hillen Roy; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service will be 2pm Tuesday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home with burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 5pm - 8pm Monday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN, 37221. 615-646-9292

26 Comments to Joseph William Gallagher

  1. Kathy Butterworth
    September 19, 2010 12:00 am


    I am so sorry to hear about your dad! I lost my own dad several years ago so I know a little of the pain you must be going through right now. Share your memories of him with your mom and family often, and your girls will always remember him too. You and your family are in my prayers.


  2. Shawn and Lisa Petro
    September 19, 2010 12:00 am

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Joe has touched many lives and will be missed. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Tammy
    September 19, 2010 12:00 am

    My condolences to the Gallagher Family,

    During this time of great sorrow, May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. I too know the pain of losing someone dear. Even though our hearts are broken, rest assure that our Grand Creator cares about you personally 1Peter5:7 and can help you though this difficult time.
    Revelation 21:4 speaks of a time soon when God will do away with death forever. There will be no more sorrow, heartache, or pain. May your happy memories and sure scriptural hope comfort your hearts during this painful time.

  4. Keith and Cari Davidson
    September 19, 2010 12:00 am

    Joe was a great man, and he was always nice to me and my family. I have known him a long time. I grew up with your family. I am very sorry for your loss. He left us way too soon, but he is in a much better place now.

  5. Becky Cox
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    Yvonne and Shannon, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. He was such a loving man to everyone he met. Tailgating was always such fun with you guys. He will be missed. Love you all.

  6. Mary Elizabeth Barwick
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    Aunt Yvonne, Shannon, Rick, Brian, Michael and the little girls:
    My heart is full of saddness. I can’t find the words, all I can tell you is how much I love you, how much I loved Uncle Joe and how my heart is broken for everyone.
    I can’t make it in time for the funeral but trying to come Wednesday or Thursday to visit with you all and at least give hugs.
    Love you,

  7. Donna Wergin
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  8. Nancy Phillips Stephens
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    To the Gallagher Family
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I feel blessed that I had Joe as a friend for many years. I also enjoyed working with him on sports articles while the children were in school – and years later when he and Big Bobby became friends, too. We are saddened by his sudden passing. May God give you strength and peace today and in the coming days.
    Nancy and Bobby Stephens

  9. Jacque H. Myatt
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful memories on the ballfield. You always had a smile and a warm kindess about you. You will be missed by many.
    Much love,

    Jacque Hunter-Myatt

  10. Susan Briley
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    I am thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time.



  11. Tilda Wilson
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. George Haynes
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    Shannon, I hove lost both of my parents, so I know what you must be feeling at this time. Remember, as I know that you will, it is in the hands of our blessed Savior now. He will takes care of all the pain and sadness. I will be praying for you and your family, George

  13. Beth Holland Stone
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    Gallagher Family:
    We only have good memories of Joe and know he’ll be missed. Thinking of you and praying for you.


  14. Gwen Allen
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    Joe, you will be missed by all who knew you. Your smile, laughter and wit brought me many smiles throughout the years. Thank you for your honesty and hard work that kept my cars running so I could continue to do my job. The world lost a GOOD MAN but heaven is rejoicing at your arrival. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Debra Tufford
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    Dear Yvonne,
    Nothing I can say will comfort you or make this time any easier. I’m so sorry for your loss; Joe was a great guy & we will miss him.
    Your in our prayers. I love you.

  16. Elmer Thomas
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    The Gallager Family

    Joe was that one in a million. His service to the community and love for his family, friends and customers will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

  17. Tony & Melody Hayes
    September 20, 2010 12:00 am

    Joe was the most Honest and Godly men that we have ever met in our lifetime! He was not only our mechanic, but also a friend. He always met us with a smile and a laugh. He will be missed, but as a Christian, we know he is in Heaven with our Heavenly Father rejoicing!

    We will continue praying for your family that God’s loving arms will surround you and give you comfort!

  18. Joe and Karen Yates
    September 21, 2010 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joe will be missed by all.

  19. Wes and Summer Brooks
    September 21, 2010 12:00 am

    Dear Shannon and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May God bless you and provide comfort and strength!

  20. Allen and Amber Willis
    September 21, 2010 12:00 am

    Dear Gallagher Family,
    Our hearts are breaking with you as you experience the sadness of separation. We also rejoice at knowing Joe is in the presence of the One he loved and served. Memories flood our minds as we remember the practical jokes and fun times that were always present when Joe was around. We are thankful for his giving spirit and selflessness as he was always so willing to help anyone in need. He leaves a legacy that will remain in our hearts and minds and in the lives of his children who love him so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. In Loving Memory of Joe,

  21. Mary Jones
    September 22, 2010 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as they go through this sad time. If there is anything elese we can do to help, let us know.
    Mary Jones, Donna Wergin and the Wellborn High school Student Council Association.

  22. Keith & Wendy Bradley
    September 22, 2010 12:00 am

    Von, Michael, Brian and Shannon;

    Words can not express our ease the saddness we feel at the loss of Joe. He was a great friend, father, and a righteous man. We will miss him greatly at our Thursday night bible study; but we know he will be there in spirit.

    We love you, Keith and Wendy

  23. Kathy Watson
    September 23, 2010 12:00 am

    Shannon, Rick and Family

    Very sorry about your daddy. Praying that the Lord will wrap His loving arms around you and meet you at your point of need. Losing your daddy is not easy, but knowing you will see him again helps.

    Love and Prayers
    Kathy Watson

  24. Lawrence, Sherry, Kimberly & Jade Johnson
    September 23, 2010 12:00 am

    Yvonne & family….We are so saddened by the passing of Joe. It was a shock. He was a wonderful guy who always had a smile on his face. We didn’t learn of his passing until Tuesday night or we would have been at the service. You and your family are in our prayers. In loving memory…The Johnsons

  25. Nathan & Kate Hollis
    September 24, 2010 12:00 am

    We were sad to hear of the loss of Joe. He was a Godly man who is now Home. Our prayers are with you for your peace.

  26. Cheryl Manis
    September 29, 2010 12:00 am

    Yvonne and family, We didn’t learn of Joe’s passing until seeing it in the Observer yesterday. We are so sorry to hear of your loss and are praying for your family during this difficult time. Joe was a good, honest and fair man to the many people he has helped over the years. Trust in our Lord and Savior to get you thru this time.