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Richard Darwin Gallivan

October 15, 1940 ~ March 31, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Richard Gallivan Obituary

Richard Darwin Gallivan, born on October 15, 1940, to the late Earl Oliver Gallivan and Mary Jane Wilder, concluded his earthly journey on March 31, 2024. A distinguished veteran, Richard proudly served two terms in the US Army, embodying dedication and honor throughout his service.

Richard's life was a testament to his devotion to family, with his loved ones occupying the center of his universe. A true patriarch, he found immense joy and fulfillment in the bonds he shared with his relatives, leaving behind a legacy of love and unity.

Among his many passions, Richard had a special affinity for his flock of chickens, nurturing them with care and delight. Music stirred his soul, offering him solace and inspiration in every note. His love for fishing was a lifelong pursuit, with each cast of the line carrying memories of tranquil moments spent amidst nature's beauty.

A culinary enthusiast, Richard's kitchen was his domain, where he delighted in crafting delicious meals for his loved ones. His culinary creations were a reflection of his generosity and love.

Furthermore, Richard's heart was always open to his canine companions, finding companionship and unwavering loyalty in their presence.

Richard Darwin Gallivan leaves behind a cherished legacy of service, love, and passion. His memory will forever echo in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him, his spirit a beacon of light guiding them through the journey of life.


Richard has been reunited with his wife, Ellie Gallivan; daughter, Nancy Gallivan; parents, Mary Jane and Earl Gallivan; and his brother, Jerry Gallivan; in God's Eternal Kingdom.


He will be deeply and lovingly missed by his daughter, Cathy Jones and husband, James; daughter, Cindy Gallivan; grandchildren, Rachel Gallivan, Jimmy Rankin, Josh Smith, Zachary Sterling, Shayla Smith, Kellee Sterling, and Crystal Sterling; and a host of extended family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Azle & Lake Worth Funeral Home beginning at 2:00 PM to commemorate Richard's life well lived.

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Memorial Service
April 5, 2024

2:00 PM
Azle & Lake Worth Funeral Home Chapel
850 N. Cardinal Road
Azle, TX 76020


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