Randall “Randy” Lee Gallaway
09/09/1947 - 09/10/2020
The family of Randall “Randy” Lee Gallaway will celebrate his life of 73 years at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Southcrest Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Englewood Cemetery in Slaton, near Mary Ann’s parents. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, September 14, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424.
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Randy went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 10, 2020. He was born on September 9, 1947, to the late Norris Weaver and Mary Virginia (Moore) Gallaway in Austin, TX. Randy was always excited to tell people about Jesus. His senior year of high school, weeks before graduation, he suffered a devastating injury while assisting an electrician at his part-time job as an intern for American Manufacturing in Fort Worth.
Doctors initially said there was no chance of recovery. However, a series of heavenly revelations predicted his survival. Thirty-eight surgeries and more than a year later, Randy graduated from Amon G. Carter Riverside High School in Fort Worth in 1967. However, he lost all of one arm and part of another. Instead of being deterred, Randy was more motivated than ever to make the most of his second chance at life.
He earned an engineering degree with honors at the University of Texas at Arlington, before pursuing a lifetime of missions and ministry work. He graduated with a masters of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1978, and doctor of ministry degree from Golden Gate Seminary in 1987.
Randy met Mary Ann Milliken of Lubbock while leading evangelism workshops for the Baptist Student Union at Texas Tech University. They married in 1975. Together they ministered in Dallas, Texas; Riverside, California; North Vancouver, Canada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Lubbock, Texas; and all across the country of China.
Randy’s life motto was, “Never give up! As long as there is a breath within you, you must hold onto hope.” That message will live on in print in Randy and Mary Ann’s life story, “Death Knocking, Life Calling,” as well as in the lives of those around the world they have influenced.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Gallaway; children, John Gallaway and wife Chelsea of Casper, WY, and Sage Gallaway of Lubbock; grandchildren, Austin, Gracyn, Callie, and Jaxson; sister, Nancy Cooper and husband Don; and brother, Rex Gallaway.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, gifts be directed to Partners in Development Worldwide-Asia, an organization that Randy and Mary Ann have long been associated with and support https://pidw-asia.givingfire.com