Mr. Gallagher was the retired owner/operator of Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Jocelyn “Joy” Gallagher of Metropolis; one daughter, Janie Coffman of Carrollton, Texas; two sons, Robert E. Gallagher and Glen A. Gallagher, both of Metropolis; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin Lloyd and Hallie Jane Hicks Gallagher; and one daughter, Dorinda Hankins.
Funeral service was held Sunday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Larry Logsdon officiating.
Entombment followed at Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Keith Bowman, Brian Hankins, Glen Gallagher, C.J. Beach, Nathan Lott and Justin Wolfe.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4503 W. DeYoung St., Suite 200C, Marion, IL 62959.