Douglas Tate Galey, 68, of Sedalia, formerly of Smithton, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 surrounded by his family at the St. Louis University Hospital.
He was born January 6, 1953, in St. Louis, son of the late Tate and Evangeline Galey. On April 5, 1980, in Sunrise Beach, he married Deborah Ann Glayzer, who survives of the home.
Doug attended Camdenton High School and graduated in 1972. He then went to Logan Chiropractic School in St. Louis. He worked in the auto parts industry for many years. He enjoyed watching his St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, playing drums, watching his favorite shows on the History Channel, going fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Smithton United Methodist Church and also attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Rev. Deborah Galey; his daughter, Elizabeth Burnett (Ben), sister Gwen Welch (George), brother Micheal Galey (Carol). Niece Tonya Walker(Martin), niece Cheryl Wilson, niece Kimbery Coyne (William), nephew Craig Galey, and Brandon Galey (Hannah). As well as many great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephews, Dale Lohrum and Joel Galey.
Funeral service will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Heckart Funeral Home with Rev. Britton Fields officiating. Pallbearers will be Ben Burnett, David Cordes, John Atkinson, Paul Williams, Ron Poehlmann, and Terry Wittman. Honorary pallbearers will be Micheal Galey, Mike Fields and Gerry Spencer.
Burial will be at the Smithton Cemetery.
Doug was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. He loved anything with St. Louis Cardinals on it, so you are very welcome to wear your Cardinals shirts and hats to celebrate his life!
Friends may call after 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Doug spent some time at the Fairview Nursing Home. It was there that the staff helped him achieve his most prized goal, which was walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. They showed him so much love and compassion while he stayed there for therapy. I know he would want to honor them, memorial contributions are suggested to the Fairview Nursing Home Employees in Sedalia.