Galen Lee Gillaspy © Medford Patriot-Star 11-18-2020 Submitted by: Glenn
March 3, 1945 - November 6, 2020
Galen Lee Gillaspy was born March 3, 1945 in Anthony, Kansas to Virginia (Claflin) Gillaspy and Arthur Lee Gillaspy. He passed away November 6, 2020 in Enid, Oklahoma.
Galen grew up on a family farm west of Wakita, Oklahoma, attending school at Gore, Manchester and Wakita, Oklahoma in the class of 1964. Galen was joined in marriage to Sharen Benford in July 1965. From that union two sons were added, Jim and Mike.
Galen enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966 and was discharged in 1969. He was assigned to the motor pool, due to his talent for mechanics. He could fix anything, which came in handy on the farm. He raised White Faced Hereford which he enjoyed. "Nothing cuter than a new white faced calf," he would say. Galen enjoyed his time driving the school bus and the activity bus for Wakita school. He enjoyed OU football, fishing, hunting, woodworking and mechanics.
Galen is survived by his wife, Sharon; sons James Lee and his wife Brenda and Michael Joe and his wife Misty; grandson, Brett and his wife Ronnie; great-grandchildren, Lillee Jo and Knox Lee; brother, Ronald Joe Gillaspy; cousins, nephews and friends.
Galen was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Virginia Gillaspy and one brother, Doyle.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Gaylon Gilaspy funeral fund, Wilson Funeral Home, Box 478, Pond Creek, OK 73766.
A funeral was held at 10 AM Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Nash Christian Church officiated by pastor Matt Watkins. Interment followed in New Home Cemetery, Nash, Oklahoma.
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