Samuel LaFate McGalliard
Feb. 22, 1930 to April 5, 2020
Samuel LaFate McGalliard, 90, of Valdese passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020. Born in Burke County, NC on February 22, 2020, he was the son of the late Elgie Lee McGalliard, Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Harris McGalliard. He was a 6-year veteran of the US Airforce and a veteran of the NC National Guard. Mr. McGalliard was a member and Sunday school teacher at Enon Baptist Church.
Samuel is survived by his wife, Effie Mae Franklin McGalliard of the home; step-children, Gary Curtis (Betty) and Dionne Curtis (Kathleen); step-grandchildren, Gary Scott Curtis, Greg Curtis, Kimberly Garrison, and Allen Curtis; three great-grandchildren; brother, Elgie McGalliard, Jr. (Rheba); nephew, Jeffrey McGalliard; and niece, Keely McGalliard.
In addition to his parents, Mr. McGalliard was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Griffin.
A private cryptside service will be held at Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Enon Baptist Church, 2059 Enon Road, Morganton, NC 28655.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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