Robert “Bob” Gallion, 87 of Keysville went to his eternal rest on Wednesday February 15, 2023.  He leaves behind Ross Johnson Gallion, his devoted wife of 64 years; two sons, Timothy Gallion and wife Sharon of Meherrin, and Jonathan Gallion and wife Wendy of Keysville; grandchildren, Patrick, Robyn, Bryan, and Nick; great grandchildren, Jasmine and Daniel; and a sister, Elaine Hall of Lacrosse.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Eugene Allen and Ruby Carpenter Gallion and a son, Christopher “ Rob” Gallion.  Also preceding him in death were his siblings: Harold Gallion, Edwin “Sonny” Gallion, twin brother Richard “Dickie” Gallion, Louise Gallion Lepezzi and Emily Jean Gallion Roberts.

Bob retired from the United States Navy, after serving honorably for twenty years and continued to “serve” his family and friends, always willing to lend a helping hand and always fighting for what he felt was right.  Bob enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. Having a cup of coffee with his buddies, going to auctions to find treasures, and watching the backyard wildlife feast and frolic brought many smiles to his face.  Bob loved working outdoors, cultivating the greenest yard and the prettiest tomatoes around. He took great pride in all his ventures.  Bob’s health battle was his toughest fight, but the victory was the sweetest.

The family with gather with friends for a memorial service on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 2 pm at Browning Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia.

Condolence Messages

  1. John Henry and Janice Noblin

    16 February 2023 1 year ago

    Ross Tim and Johnathan we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob he was a great man he will really be missed may God be with you all during this difficult time RIP Bob

  2. Frieda Whirley

    16 February 2023 1 year ago

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s death. He was kind and would always carry on a conversation when he saw you. He and Bee spent many hours talking tractors and motors. I’m sure he will be missed by all. Sending thoughts, love and prayers to you all.

  3. Sonia Kesterson

    17 February 2023 1 year ago

    Bob has a special place in my heart. He will live on in my memories of the wonderful conversations we shared of his world views and insights I hold dear. I love Ross dearly as well and may peace embrace her moving through this transition. It was my honor to serve him as his nurse. Blessed to have known him.

  4. Janice McKinney Daniel

    17 February 2023 1 year ago

    So sorry to hear about Bob. He was a sweet man and will be missed by all


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  6. Bart Crouch

    17 February 2023 1 year ago

    Tim & Jonathan, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. My dad (Homer) would go to Burger King and have coffee on Saturday morning then off to auctions. Your Dad had much wisdom and will be greatly missed. I’m keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

  7. Jimmie Dix

    17 February 2023 1 year ago

    To the Gallion family. I’m sending my deepest sympathy to you all. Keeping you in all my prayers. May God continue to keep you wrapped in his loving arms.
    Praying for entire family

  8. Deborah Inge

    18 February 2023 1 year ago

    Sorry for the family’s loss. I will be thinking of you during this difficult time. Blessings to you all.

    Debbie Inge
    Colonial Farm Credit retiree (Oct. 2019)

  9. Iris Weston

    19 February 2023 1 year ago

    The family is continually in my prayers . Hoping the family will find comfort in the Holy Spirit. Know that you are loved and missed.

  10. Gloria Hanks

    19 February 2023 1 year ago

    Ross, so sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. I always enjoyed our conversations and I know your devoted care for him during his declining health was of great comfort to him…there is no greater blessing than this. LOVE YOU GLORIA

  11. Mariann Craigs

    25 February 2023 1 year ago

    Bye Uncke Bobby. You are now with your parents, your twin, brothers, sister and Rob. orays for Ross, Tim, Jonathan.
    Love Sissie and Eric

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