Graveside service for Michael B. Gallimore will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Walters Cemetery, Walters, with the Rev. Roger Noland officiating under direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. See online guestbook at www.hart-wyattfuneralhome.com.
Michael Brent Gallimore was born to Fred and Gladys Crawford Gallimore on April 29, 1957, in Lawton, and departed this life Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Duncan, at the age of 56 years and 7 days.
Michael grew up in Lawton, graduating from Lawton High. For several years he worked as a floral designer for various flower shops in Lawton before returning to Cameron to complete his Bachelor of Education degree. He went on to receive a masters from both East Central and the University of Oklahoma in school counseling and administration. He taught and served as counselor at Tomlinson Junior High and spent his last few years at Lawton High.
He has made his home in Duncan since 1989. He enjoyed having his webpage and the outdoors as he enjoyed swimming and working in the yard. He also loved his dogs. In 2012, Michael was inducted into the Student Council Sponsors Hall of Fame.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jim Gallimore; and a grandmother, Dora E. Crawford.
Survivors include a sister, Glenda Hair and brother-in-law Ralph Hair of Decatur, Ala.; a brother, Fred Gallimore and sister-in-law, Jayne Gallimore of Lawton; a sister-in-law, Mary Gallimore of Sheboygan, Wis.; several nieces and nephews: Mitzi Langley, Steven Gallimore, Jimmy Gallimore, Kimmy Moore, Karen Fogle, Kris Becker, Ralph Hair Jr., Nathan Gallimore and Michelle Gallimore; his life partner, Ralph Jarrell of Duncan; two daughters: Margie Caramucci and husband Kevin of Novato, Calif., Sally Jarrell and Gary Lopez of Chattanooga; six grandkids: Heather Shaw and Kristina Banks, both of Lawton, Bailey and Jordan Gossett of Chattanooga, Garrett and McKenna Carramucci of California; two great-granddaughters; a sister-in-law, Vicki Fiorillo and husband Anthony of Duncan, and their kids: Dena Page, Jana Marks, Tony Fiorillo and their families; other relatives and many friends.