Larry Dale “Willie” Gallmore was born on December 26, 1949 in Santa Maria, California to Paul and Lorene Butler Gallmore. He grew up in McAlester, Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma …
Larry Dale “Willie” Gallmore was born on December 26, 1949 in Santa Maria, California to Paul and Lorene Butler Gallmore. He grew up in McAlester, Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1972. On November 25, 1972, he married Nancy Rice in Lenexa, Kansas. Willie’s career in finance in the oil and petrochemical industry took them around the country from Pittsburgh, to Ponca City, Oklahoma, and finally to the Katy area, where they have lived since 1980.
Willie enjoyed traveling with his family and finding any reason he could to be outside. Whether it was walking, working outside, or spending time by the water, he was happiest outdoors. If he could not be outside, he was an avid reader. He and Nancy traveled all over Europe and took many cruises together. His favorite places to vacation were the Cayman Islands and London. Above all, Willie enjoyed spending time with his wife, his daughters and their families.
He was a kind person and always saw the good in everyone he met. His generous and loving spirit allowed his body to be donated to LifeGift so that others’ lives may be improved. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Larry Dale “Willie” Gallmore passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020, in Houston, at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Gallmore of Katy; daughters, Kim Oelkers and her husband Casey of Katy, Natalie McMeans and her husband Micah of Katy, and Lindsay Gallmore of Katy; grandchildren, Jack and Kate Oelkers, and Mackenzie and Kylie McMeans;
mother-in-law, Barbara Wolfe of Georgetown, Texas; brothers-in-law, Bill Rice and his wife
Kathy of Katy, Jim Manley and his wife Cassandra of Cashiers, North Carolina, and Bill Hoey and his wife Jane of Plymouth, Massachusetts; as well as his niece Michelle Schneider and her husband Jason of Austin, TX, nephews Michael Gallmore of Norman, Oklahoma, and Sean Hoey of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lorene Gallmore, and brother, Don Gallmore and his wife Sue Gallmore.
A private family celebration of life will be held.
If you would like to honor Larry’s memory, donations may be made to Camp For All, a barrier free camp for children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families. Campforall.org/donate.
Funeral services held under the direction of:
Schmidt Funeral Home
1344 W. Grand Parkway South
Katy, Texas 77494