Danny Gallimore, age 81 of Puryear, TN, died Monday, April 10, 2023, at his residence.
He was a member of Puryear Church of Christ. A longtime dairy and tobacco farmer in the Puryear community, Danny formerly worked at Holly Carburetor. He was a member of the Buchanan Masonic Lodge, the Board of Directors for Henry Farmers Co-op, Henry County Farm Bureau, and the Farm Services Agency. He was a former school bus driver for Puryear High School and a truck driver for Laird’s Brick Company. Danny loved farming and raising and firing tobacco.
Danny was born July 11, 1941, in Puryear, TN, to the late Ross Gallimore and the late Ruth Page Gallimore.
He was married March 19, 1960, to Margaret Williams Gallimore, who survives, of Puryear, TN.
Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Patty (Steve) O’Dell of Puryear, TN; one son, Rodney (Molly) Gallimore of Puryear, TN; one sister-in-law, Betty Sue Gallimore of Puryear, TN; four grandchildren, Jeremiah Maynard, Amanda (Chris) Fuller, Joshua Gallimore, and Jacob (Caley Brenner) Gallimore; three great grandchildren, Chloe Fuller, Tucker Fuller, and Jaden Maynard; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, David Gallimore.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Puryear Church of Christ, 90 West Chestnut Street, Puryear, TN 38251. The funeral service will be Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Puryear Church of Christ, with Don Campbell officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Gallimore, Jacob Gallimore, Jeremiah Maynard, Tim Gallimore, Tony Nance, Jimmy Elkins, Greg Underwood, and Sean Sherrod. Named as honorary pallbearers are Danny’s great grandchildren.
Burial will be in Foundry Hill Community of Christ Cemetery in Puryear, TN.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Paris Future Farmers of America, 315 South Wilson Street, Paris, TN 38242.