Richard L. Gallup

March 30, 1947 - February 18, 2021

Richard L. Gallup of Princeton, Texas passed away February 18, 2021 at the age of 73.  He was born on March 30, 1947 to Harley J. Gallup and Norma Jean (Cleaver) Gallup.  Richard served his country proudly in the United States Navy.  He was a jack of all trades and worked in photography, trucking and construction.  Richard resided in Braddyville, Iowa for many years and he helped his friends, Mike and Karen Foster in their smoke shop located in the city.  He had many friends in Braddyville which he had come to enjoy after his retirement before moving to Texas late last year for his daughter to help with his failing health needs.  Richard was of the Baptist faith.

He was survived by his daughter, Pamela Kay Shaw and husband, Rodney Doric Resh of Princeton, Texas; grandchildren, Jerith Shaw and wife, Alyssa and Derek Shaw, both of Corning, Iowa; great-granddaughter, Ellie Shaw; and extended family, Mike and Karen Foster, Brittni Gerdts, Zachary Foster, Nathan Foster, and Kourtney Foster and her children, Raegan Foster and Brantley Hartwig.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald Gallup.


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I can’t seem to the find the words to express how my heart aches loosing my dad. When I was little he took me with him every where. We went camping and fishing a lot. Then as I got older we didn’t see each other as much. He eventually moved a little closer to me and I would swing by after work time to time and pick him to go grab a bite to eat and hang out. Which was very always good. Then I moved to Texas we talked on the phone several times a week. His health was severely deteriorating and he never shared his true condition with me. Our close family friend reached out to me and told me how serious it was. I made the trip to Iowa to move him here to Texas to be with me and my husband to take care of him. My dad was back to being together all the time and seeing each other everyday. Even though it was doctors appointments and procedures we both enjoyed each other’s company. Loosing my dad was so unexpected even though his health was bad we was making positive progress. RIP daddy I love you my heart is broken. Pamela Shaw, February 24, 2021 I treasure the many memories we shared through the years. More then a friend, part of our family! How I miss you and will miss our celebrations together. I am grateful for the JOY I heard in your voice in sharing the last months with your daughter and husband in texas, though I couldn't physically see it, I believe you had a twinkle in your eye's and a smile in your heart. Though I wish you were here, I'm grateful that there are no longer procedures to endure or physical pain and I can imagine that you are singing and playing your guitar in heaven with that contagious smile on your face. I Love you my friend and miss you. You are forever imprinted in our hearts, R.I.P. KAREN FOSTER, February 23, 2021 May the road rise up to meet him by the wind be always be at his back and may god hold him in the palm of his hands Madison Power, February 23, 2021 So sorry for your loss msy god be with you at this time Debby Roach, February 22, 2021 Sorry for your loss.
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