Phyllis Thompson Gallaher, 80 of Christiansburg, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Jerry Douglas Gallaher; a son, Michael Douglas Gallaher; her parents, Ora Walter and Nena Mae Scaggs Thompson; sisters Glada Thompson Goodman, Elmalene Thompson Duncan, and Doris Thompson Crane; and a brother, Ronol Gene Thompson.
The sixth of nine children, Phyllis was born and raised in Radford. She graduated from Radford High School and retired from the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center’s business office after some 50 years of service with Carilion and Radford Community Hospital.
Her love for children showed in how ready and willing she was to teach them the many gardening, handiwork, and cooking skills that she developed throughout her lifetime, skills that she attributed to the instruction she first received from her beloved parents.
Phyllis is survived by several siblings and their spouses: Mary Frances Teany of Christiansburg, Nancy and James Westmoreland of Galax, Robert and Patricia Thompson of Claytor Lake, and Judy Sharpe of Summerville, S.C.; her brother-in-law and his wife, Joe and Linda Gallaher of Shawsville; her two godsons, Jason Grubb and Hayden Burch; and by many nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Auburn UMC Building Fund, PO Box 74, Riner, VA 24149.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, July 7, at Sunrise Burial Park, Fairlawn.
The Gallaher family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.