Fred M. Galler

Obituary of Fred M. Galler

Fred Mack Galler was born September 7, 1949, at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe, LA, and died May 14, 2020, at Merit Health Natchez, in MS. Fred was the second son of George Gerald Galler of Cottonwood, TX, and Sally McKee Galler, of Wilmot, AR, both of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his older brother, George B. Galler and wife Beverly of Baton Rouge, LA; his sons, Frederick Lance Galler, of Harrisonburg, LA, and Ryan Keith Galler and wife Lyndee of Robinson, TX; grandchildren, Mason Galler and Reed Galler, both of Robinson, TX. Fred was an active child who especially enjoyed games and sports. He was a good second baseman and pitcher in Little League, and ran cross-country track in high school and college at Louisiana Tech. He was also an excellent and avid golfer. He later transferred to Northeast Louisiana State College, where he majored in building construction. He was a founding member of Northeast’s chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. The school later changed its name to Northeast Louisiana University, and that is where Fred graduated in 1972. At his graduation, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers, and attained the rank of captain. Shortly before graduation, he married Patsy Smith of Vidalia, MS, and they eventually made their home in Natchez. Fred worked for Russ Construction of Natchez, then formed his own company, Galler Construction, which he owned for about 25 years. He also worked as the building inspector for the City of Natchez. He grew up in Greenacres Baptist Church in Bastrop, and later joined Parkview Baptist Church in Natchez, where he was an active member for many years. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed. He was loved by many. The family hopes that all who knew Fred will remember his friendly disposition, his kind and gentle nature, and how he always met everyone with a smile. Serving as pallbearers will be Brett Bennet, Roger May, Wayne McKee, Dennis Mckee, Steve McKee and Cole Mckee. Honorary pallbearers will be Bernard Blocker, John Broadnax, Jeff Burkhalter, Larry Greenwood, Mikie Gunning, Stanley Merritt and Douglas Risinger.
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