Charles Galey

Posted 5/28/21

NEWMAN — Charles Eugene Galey, 87, of Newman went to be with his Lord and savior peacefully Thursday, May 27, 2021, at his home. He was a farm hand for the majority of his life.

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Charles Galey

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NEWMAN — Charles Eugene Galey, 87, of Newman went to be with his Lord and savior peacefully Thursday, May 27, 2021, at his home. He was a farm hand for the majority of his life.

A funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Joines Funeral Home, with Patrick Smothers officiating. Burial follows at Young America Cemetery, Hume. A visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at the funeral home.  

Mr. Galey was born May 2, 1934, in Danville, the son of the late Frederick and Helen Duckworth Galey. He married Celesta Coombes in Hume on Dec. 23, 1994, and she survives.

Survivors include seven children, Rhonda (Randy) Berlin of Hume, Debra (Mark) Kincaid of Sidell, Eugene (Brenda) Galey of Parsons, Tenn., David (Diane) Galey of Winchester, Ind., Robert (Sharon) Galey of Ellabell, Ga., Anita Dorene (Mark) McCollum of Arthur and Jamie (Jeff) Jumps-Robertson of Hillsdale, Ind. He is also survived by his extended family of five children, Patrick (Jane) Smothers of Phelps, Wis., Deanna (Ben) Plegge of Celebration, Fla., Greg (Melissa) Smothers of Georgetown, Ind., T.J. (Marylou) Johnson of West Terre Haute, Ind., and Wesley Johnson of Paris; 30 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one sibling, Pauline Lazell of Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six sisters; three brothers; and a son-in-law, William Jumps.

Mr. Galey loved all aspects of farming and, in his later years, caring for his lawn and working in his woodshop.

The family extends gratitude to staff at the Lincolnland Hospice for support in his final days.

Memorial donations may be made to Lincolnland Hospice of Sarah Bush.

Online condolences at joinesfuneralhome.com.