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William Eugene Galyean Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1927 - 2020

William Eugene GalyeanWilliam Eugene Galyean, 92, of Scott Depot, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville for William and Lois Galyean. Lois passed away April 13, 2020 and services were restricted due to the Covid 19. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. He was born December 27, 1927 in Muncie, IN, a son of the late Allen Wesley and Nina Settle Galyean. Wiliam E. Galyean received an engineering degree from Marshall University and retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers in 1984 with 32 years service as a Structural Engineer. A lifetime member of the West Virginia and National Society of Professional Engineers, he has written technical publications, including a book “They Nearly All Died” written in 2010 and enjoyed researching the Civil War. He was responsible for design on components of many Navigation and Flood Control Dams in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. He was a life member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He served as president of the Huntington, WV chapter and on the Board of Directors for the WV State Society of Professional Engineers. Served in 1343 Combat Engineer Battalion and 17th Tank Co., 7th Inf. Division during the Korean Conflict 1952-1954 He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Pearl Galyean; son, William E. Galyean, II and grandson, Joshua Scott Barker. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Cathleen Hearnshaw (Gary) of Hurricane, WV and Deborah G. Barker (James Saylor) Lexington, KY; grandson, Jeremy Ray (Jo-Coel) Barker and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be after 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Pamela McCoy
Tuesday August 11, 2020 at 5:58 PM

My husband, Richard McCoy, was a fellow Professional Engineer and an active member of the local chapter. He was a registered Mechanical Engineer, designing parts for dams in the Huntington District. The two shared a common goal to be professional and a good designer. They spent many years designing at the Corps of Engineers. Bill had a good, long life. Blessings and remembrances.
Nurse Brittany
Sunday August 9, 2020 at 4:40 PM

Mr. Galyean was a wonderful man and I feel privileged that I had the opportunity to know and care for him and his family in the end. Please except my condolences and prayers for the family and all who knew and loved him.
Bob and Ann Johnson
Saturday August 8, 2020 at 4:48 PM

So sorry. We thought the world of Bill and Lois. Know they are missed. We went to church with them. Love and prayers. We will see them in heaven.
Steve Peterson
Friday August 7, 2020 at 11:06 AM

I am sorry to here that Bill passed away. I was one of the structural engineers that started right after Bill retired. I also, by chance, moved into the same subdivision as Bill. I lived on Wright Court for 19 years and I got to know him. Your family will be in my prayers. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend his service because I now live in Houston, TX area.
Phillip Hotchkiss
Friday August 7, 2020 at 7:46 AM

So sorry for your lost. Bill was a good friend and neighbor.

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