Brian Everett Gallaher

April 6th 1978 - June 25th 2015


Brian Everett Gallaher, 37, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was a 1996 graduate of Bradley Central High School and a 2000 graduate of Lee University. Brian received his masters of music trumpet performance from Lee University in 2010. He was a well-known musician in the Cleveland and Chattanooga area and was the band teacher at Ocoee Middle School, assisting also with the Walker Valley High School Marching Band. Brian was a member of the Westmore Church of God where he served as orchestra coordinator and member as well as director of the youth orchestra. He was a devoted family man who loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Carolina Bright Holloway and Jack Everett Holloway; and paternal grandfather, Bryan Keith Gallaher.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Jaclyn Watkins Gallaher of Cleveland; children, Sean Everett Gallaher and Katelyn Marie Gallaher; parents, Terry and Sharon Holloway Gallaher of Cleveland; brother, Casey Sean Gallaher and wife, Hollie of Cleveland; niece and nephew, Sadie and Easton Gallaher; paternal grandmother, Betty Haney Gallaher of Cleveland; father and mother-in-law, J. Michael Watkins and Denise Smith Watkins of Cleveland; brother-in-law, John Watkins of Nashville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Westmore Church of God with Dr. Mark Williams, Pastor Jason Browning, Pastor Kelvin Page and Pastor Wendell Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens. Members of the Ocoee Track and Trail, Matt Carlson, Matt Ryerson, Robert Green, Cameron Fisher, Duane Goff and Chris Conine, will serve as pallbearers. All of Brian’s former band students will serve as honorary pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.

His family will receive friends from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Westmore Church of God.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Brian Gallaher Memorial Fund, c/o Southern Heritage Bank, PO Box 3020 Keith Street NW, Cleveland TN 37312 or by visiting any branch of Southern Heritage. You may also use

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His family will receive friends from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Westmore Church of God

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Westmore Church of God

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