Alan LaVerne Galloway, 74, lost his battle with lung cancer Saturday, April 3, 2021 in his home in Dwight, IL.
Known for reading a book a day and smiling at pretty nurses who said he looked like Robert Redford, Al was a loved man. Having criss-crossed the country for 55 years as a trucker, some may recognize him best by his handle, Ally-Oop.
He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and was even invited to train with them in his youth. As an avid golfer, he once hit a hole-in-one, but the entire group was talking and completely missed it.
His two kids, Kim and Lane, enjoyed joining him on the green or at the dirt track races.
He is survived by five grandkids and one great-grandchild on the way. Al had 15 siblings and the tales of all the trouble they got into growing up in Grand Mound, IA could fill books.
He was born August 30, 1946 to his late parents, Harold and Earline (Riggs) Galloway. If you didn’t get to share a joke or a beer with Al, you surely missed out.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Al’s honor to the Riverside Healthcare Foundation for Cancer Care. You can do so at this website: Online Donation for Riverside Healthcare Foundation.