June 12, 1933 ~ December 2, 2021

Resided in: Daviess County, KY

Harvey Galloway passed away at 8:05 pm on December 1, 2021. At that time, he was residing at Hermitage Manor at the ripe age of 88. He was born June 12, 1933 in Daviess County, Kentucky to Hardin and Flora (Ford) Galloway. He was raised in the area of Elba, Kentucky.

Harvey retired from General Electric and was a mechanic on the side for many years in the late ‘50s and most of the ‘60s he participated in drag racing when he won several trophies around the areas of Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky. Prior to his death many would still pick his brain requesting his knowledge of engines and racing past.

While working at GE he enjoyed bowling on the GE Men’s League where he also won several trophies over the years. Harvey was an avid stockcar, Nascar racing and UK basketball fan. He enjoyed reruns of M*A*S*H and listening to gospel music. Socializing with friends and family was the best for him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 48 years Anna L. (Day) Galloway; and siblings, Elbert and Wilfred Galloway, Nellie Bottom, Nora Crabtree, and Edyth Basham.

He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca J. Galloway of Owensboro, a sister; Corene Roberts of Lewisport, and several nieces and nephews.

Per Harvey’s wishes there is no services. Interment will be in the mausoleum at Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery.

Contributions in Harvey’s honor may be given to the Animal Humane Society or any animal shelter of your choice. Also, donations can be given to any church or The Goodfellow’s.

He wanted to acknowledge and thank Hermitage Manor, Hospice, all the family and friends that came to visit or call to check on him.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Galloway. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Harvey Galloway and sign his virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com

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  1. A highly-respected name anyone knew, involved with drag racing back in the ’60s. R.I.P.

    Benjamin Willett (Gulfport, MS)

  2. We are so very sorry Rebecca, for the loss of your Dad!! Joe bowled on a men”s league for a lot of years, with your Dad, years ago! He was a fun guy we really enjoyed being with and knowing!! He was a very smart man with so many different experiences in life!! We, at the time had teen age kids, that were busy going to school, working part time jobs, and working on old cars!! (with 5 teens in the house, 4 driving} We couldn’t afford new cars!! Harvey would help talk them thru a problem, and help them fix it, right there from the bowling alley!! He came to visit us several times after Joe retired from work! We thought a lot of him and respected him!! He was a good man!! I can’t think of him without smiling !! I know you will miss him so much!! I’m sure he’s enjoying those super drag race tracts in heaven, and being with his dear ones that have gone on ahead of him, especially your Mom!! We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers!!

  3. Becky, I was so sorry to read about your Dad. I hope he and my Dad are talking about days long ago and enjoying life. I was happy I got to see him again a few years back. Thinking of you during this time.

    Becky Ballard Hayes

  4. Becky, just know that you are in my every thought and prayers during this time. I know you are exhausted and terribly heart-broken at your Dad’s passing. Hold on to the memories of good days and better times. Love & hugs, my friend ❤

  5. Becky, Joe and I are sorry to read of your loss. I know he will be missed terribly. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming weeks.

  6. Becky, I’m so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You were there for me when my dad died and wish I could be there for you. Your in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you. Love ya, Darlene

  7. Rebecca and family,
    My sincerest sympathy for the loss of Harvey. He was a good neighbor and friend to my parents even after they moved from the subdivision. I’ll always remember his smile and waves while cutting grass on his riding lawnmower.

  8. Becky,
    Sincere sympathy on the passing of your dad. We benefited many times from your dad’s knowledge of automobile and engine repairs. Always enjoyed seeing in the yard when passing by his home. May God grant you peace during this sorrowful time as you grieve his loss. May he rest in peace!

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