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“I was shocked and very saddened by the news of Dr. Rick's passing. I still think about it very often. I wish I had gotten to know him better, but...Read More »
1 of 71 | Posted by: Jeff Lambdin - Knoxville, TN

“Kathy and Christy, I was so heart broken to hear of Dr. Gallahers passing. I'm not sure if you even remember me, I did some temp Hygiene work in the...Read More »
2 of 71 | Posted by: Rita Laymon - Sevierville, TN

“Dear Kathy, Christy and all family members, I have just learned of Dr. Rick's passing. I am heartbroken. He was so kind. It was an honor to know...Read More »
3 of 71 | Posted by: Stevens Koella - Knoxville, TN

“Kathy, Christy, Zack, et al, We were just speaking of your father yesterday and saying how exited we were to have him continue to provide care...Read More »
4 of 71 | Posted by: Sondra Taylor - Knoxville, TN

“Kathy, Ron and I were so very sad to learn of Rick's passing!! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and each family member. We have such fond...Read More »
5 of 71 | Posted by: Peggy Turner - Knoxville, TN

“I was both shocked and saddened by Rick's passing. My deepest condolences to his wife Kathy, son Zack and all his family and loved ones. Rick was one...Read More »
6 of 71 | Posted by: Sandy Garrett - Knoxville, TN

“So sorry for the loss of Dr. Gallaher. I was shocked and saddened to hear he is now gone. My deepest condolences to Kathy and his family. ”
7 of 71 | Posted by: Marty Brown - Knoxville, TN

“Kathy and Christy, We were out of town and only learned of Rick's untimely death when we returned home Thursday and listened to a voice mail...Read More »
8 of 71 | Posted by: Eleanor and Bill Barron - TN

“Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Rick was a wonderful man! Even after almost ten years he still made my day by calling me "Kiddo". If you...Read More »
9 of 71 | Posted by: Marah Longmire - Blaine, TN

“Kathy, You can be sure that we are praying for you and your family as you face the days ahead without Rick. You know how very much we love you. We...Read More »
10 of 71 | Posted by: Peggy and Tom Pangle - Decatur,, AL

“It has truly been a joy to love this man for over 30 years. He has been an incredible friend, neighbor and dentist to both of us! Kathy, Zack and...Read More »
11 of 71 | Posted by: David and Sharon Hayes - TN

“Sadden by Rick's death. He was a wonderful man, friend, and neighbor. The loss of Rick and his father, Bill, so soon and so close together is such...Read More »
12 of 71 | Posted by: Lee Ann Johnson - Knoxville, TN

“I was so sad to hear of Dr. Gallagher's passing. I feel lucky to have known him and offer my deepest sympathy to you and your family. He will be...Read More »
13 of 71 | Posted by: Tina Anderson - Knoxville, TN

“Rick was a wonderful person, and I feel so very blessed to have known him. He will be greatly missed. Please know that you and your family are in...Read More »
14 of 71 | Posted by: Sharon Moore - Dandridge, TN

“I was shocked and saddened to learn of Rick's death. I still miss seeing Bill every Sunday at church. May your trust in our Lord sustain you at...Read More »
15 of 71 | Posted by: charles & celia thompson - TN

“Praying for peace and comfort during this time. ”
16 of 71 | Posted by: Fred and Helena Ohmen from Freedom Fellowship - TN

“Kathy, I am so sorry. You know how much I loved Rick. I could always depend on him to help me out in clinics. He is going to be so missed by so...Read More »
17 of 71 | Posted by: Linda Rogers - White PIne, TN

“Our hearts are so broken. We will truly miss Rick the rest of our lives. When no one else could make you smile.....he did! Earth lost an incredible...Read More »
18 of 71 | Posted by: Matt, Eva, Bailey & Brady Helfer - GA

“kathy & family, im sorry to hear about the loss of rick. He was a great guy and i know he will be missed greatly! god bless you and your family. ”
19 of 71 | Posted by: david mc neely - morristown,, TN

“Kathy & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Rick. We will miss him and will be remembering you in our prayers. Love, Jerry & Shirley Hartsell ”
20 of 71 | Posted by: Jerry & Shirley Hartsell - TN

“You will be missed and prayers for the family. ”
21 of 71 | Posted by: Lois and Gary Turnmire - TN

“These past few months of closeness will ever be near to our hearts. Rick was ever so giving of himself especially during Bill's demise and now he is...Read More »
22 of 71 | Posted by: Elmer & Sheila Sharp - Knoxville, TN

“Sorry we did not get to spend more time together, Rick. I remember the times we did have fondly. You are gone but never forgotten. Claude, Kim, and...Read More »
23 of 71 | Posted by: Claude Allen - White Pine, TN

“Kathy, I was shocked to here the news about Rick. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. I am very sorry. If there is anything I...Read More »
24 of 71 | Posted by: Janie Adkins - Evans, GA

“Our deepest sympathies; Michael, Joette, Kelly, and Whitney. ”
25 of 71 | Posted by: Michael & Joette Jackson - TN

“Rick was a wonderful person to be with growing up at Smithwood Church (Pat), Smithwood Elementary (Steve) and at Central(both of us). His warm smile...Read More »
26 of 71 | Posted by: Pat Johnson Flemming and Steve Flemming - TN

“I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. ”
27 of 71 | Posted by: Kathy Hemsworth - White Pine, TN

“Kathy and family just wanting to let you know you and your family are in our prayers. Rick was a wonderful man and our family has great memories of...Read More »
28 of 71 | Posted by: jeremy hall - white pine, TN

“Kathy and family, I am so sorry to hear about Rick's passing. I always loved to hear the stories Bill Sr would tell about Rick growing up on...Read More »
29 of 71 | Posted by: Carol Baker - Knoxville, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all Rick's family. ”
30 of 71 | Posted by: Koella Family - White Pine, TN

“RICK WAS A WONDERFUL CARING PERSON. HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED IN BANEBERRY. ”
31 of 71 | Posted by: ROBERT&PEGGY TURNER - BANEBERRY, TN

“Sharon and I were heartbroken to hear about Ricks passing. He was a wonderful doctor and a great friend. We would truly like to attend his services,...Read More »
32 of 71 | Posted by: Sharon and Dana Rinehart - Kodak, TN

“My sympathies to you and the children. I wish you well. ”
33 of 71 | Posted by: Mark E. Dennis - Hixson, TN

“Kathy, We love you guys and are sorry that we were not able to come to the funeral. Rick and yourself have meant a lot to us through the years, and...Read More »
34 of 71 | Posted by: Donnie, Jaymie, Jessica & Leslie Jones - TN

“Kathy and Family, You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May God bless each of you and hold you close to Him. Your...Read More »
35 of 71 | Posted by: Libby Brooks - Morristown, TN

“Our deepest sympathy. ”
36 of 71 | Posted by: Ed and Alice Clayton - Knoxville, TN

“Thinking of you with deepest sympathy. Sorry for your loss. ”
37 of 71 | Posted by: Edna Jean Taylor - Dandridge, TN

“My best to you Kathy and family. Even though I met Rick only a short time ago I think he was one fine fellow. I'm happy to have made his acquaintance...Read More »
38 of 71 | Posted by: Mack Phillips - 103 Lynnview, TN

“Dr. Gallaher will be greatly missed. I loved his sense of humor and how he cared for his patients. My children will also miss him, he was their...Read More »
39 of 71 | Posted by: Amy Jernejcic - Knoxville, TN

“Our family has been blessed to get to know Rick over the last several years and we are deeply saddend to say good-bye to such a wonderful neighbor...Read More »
40 of 71 | Posted by: Steve, Julie, Jacob and Halie Rex - TN

“Kathy, Bob and I are overwhelmed with shock to hear of Dr Gallaher's passing. Our family has been going to him over 10 yrs and as he said a couple...Read More »
41 of 71 | Posted by: Bob & Nancy Dyer - Dandridge, TN

“My family and I are so saddened by the news. My entire family has been coming to your office for years and are always met with great smiles and...Read More »
42 of 71 | Posted by: Jim Sawyers - Knoxville, TN

“i will miss you Dr. Gallaher; you always made me feel comfortable in your office and you had the magic hands when it came to sticking me with a needle ”
43 of 71 | Posted by: arturo cano - sevierville, TN

“There are no words to express my loss as a patient. Please know that my silence brings you my thoughts and prayers. He was the epitome of all...Read More »
44 of 71 | Posted by: Jenny Ritter - Knoxville, TN

“Dear Kathy and family, we are broken hearted with the loss of Rick. What a special person he has been in our lives. We loved him so much and will...Read More »
45 of 71 | Posted by: Martin and Annelle Gerbman - TN

“We have both enjoyed getting to know Dr. Gallaher and his family through his dental practice the last several years and were greatly saddened to hear...Read More »
46 of 71 | Posted by: Kim and Josh Ray - Knoxville, TN

“Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dr. Gallaher was always so wonderful, with a ready smile and a joke everytime I saw him. He will be missed...Read More »
47 of 71 | Posted by: Amy Williams - Knoxville, TN

“Kathy and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Rick's passing. Rick was a great boss, dentist and friend for many years. We are praying for you...Read More »
48 of 71 | Posted by: Tim, Angie and Allison Jones - TN

“Kathy and Family, Words cannot express the sadness we have in our hearts at Rick's passing. He was our family's doctor, but he was our friend first....Read More »
49 of 71 | Posted by: Larry & Ilene Rinehart & Family - TN

“Rick was one of my high school class mates. He was a nice guy. I am so very sorry to learn of his passing. May Rick watch over his family from...Read More »
50 of 71 | Posted by: Karen - TN

“Words are always hard to find in these times. I know that I will miss Rick’s sense of humor and his smiling face. Rick was a good and caring...Read More »
51 of 71 | Posted by: Anna Pilson - Knoxville, TN

“We are so saddened by the home going of a friend and colleague. Rick, you are finally healed in Heaven. To Kathy, Zach, Christie, & family may God...Read More »
52 of 71 | Posted by: Paula & David Crossley - Talbott, TN

“Our prayers go out to Kathy and the family of Dr. Rick Gallaher. God Bless you all. Love, Mr. and Mrs. Derek Brooks & Family ”
53 of 71 | Posted by: Gretchen Brooks - Morristown, TN

“I am so sorry for your loss. Hold closely those who stand next to you in in sad time. Have patience for the small tragedies in life and courage for...Read More »
54 of 71 | Posted by: Diane Painter Corey - Knoxville, TN

“We were saddened to learn of Rick's passing...altho we had only been his patients this year, we knew he was a good person. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
55 of 71 | Posted by: Elizabeth Ramsey - Knoxville, TN

“Sean and I are so saddened to hear of Dr. Gallaher's passing. I'm happy we got to know him over the past couple years as patients. He was a wonderful...Read More »
56 of 71 | Posted by: Sara Martin - Knoxville, TN

“My condolence to the Gallaher family. Dr. Gallaher was not only an awesome dentist but a wonderful and caring friend. I pray that God gives you all...Read More »
57 of 71 | Posted by: Marcella Simon - Knoxville, TN

“I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Gallaher. I always enjoyed my visits to my dentist! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
58 of 71 | Posted by: Anneta - TN

“My prayers are with all of you. I knew the family when I worked at Tinsley Bible and when our children were in high school. May you feel God's peace...Read More »
59 of 71 | Posted by: Libby Goddard DiGeorge - TN

“May God see you through these sad times. I will keep his family in my prayers, I remember Rick from High School, always with a smile. ”
60 of 71 | Posted by: Roger Darden - Snellville, GA

“So sorry to hear about Rick. We went to high school together. Fun to be around and a great smile. My sympathies to his family. May God bless you. ”
61 of 71 | Posted by: Patty Tarver - Fayetteville, GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. ”
62 of 71 | Posted by: Jeanie and Billy Smith - Ooltewah, TN

“Our deepest sympathies are with you. It's true that only the good die young. ”
63 of 71 | Posted by: Jan & Dennis Gregg - FL

“Kathy & Family, We are truly saddened to hear of Rick's passing. His memory will always remain deep within our hearts. If there is anything we can do...Read More »
64 of 71 | Posted by: John & Debbie Stinnette - TN

“I am sorry we have lost another classmate and friend. Life is a precious gift and friends are a blessing.Cherish them both. ”
65 of 71 | Posted by: Jetta Blanton - Knoxville, TN

“Kathy and family, our hearts hurt for you during this difficult time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God's loving comfort be...Read More »
66 of 71 | Posted by: John and June Miller - TN

“God bless you. ”
67 of 71 | Posted by: John & Susan Johnson - TN

“Kathy & Family, We have so many good memories of Rick, and our families growing up together. May God wrap his arms around you all. We love you! ”
68 of 71 | Posted by: Sandy, Mike and Family - TN

“I am so sorry to hear about Rick. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will miss him very much. ”
69 of 71 | Posted by: Virginia - Andersonville, TN

“Kathy and family - our hearts are so heavy for you now. We know that the Lord is surrounding you in His loving care and will be with you every step...Read More »
70 of 71 | Posted by: Mike and Mary Ruth Whetsel - TN

“The staff of Stevens Mortuary wishes to offer condolences to the family of Dr. Gallaher. ”
71 of 71 | Posted by: Stevens Mortuary Staff - TN


Gallaher, Dr. William Reagan, Jr. age 59, of Baneberry, passed away on June 26th to spend eternity with his Savior, Jesus Christ. Rick was a faithful follower of God and devoted Christian and was a dear friend to many. He was active in community services in the surrounding counties. Dr. Rick has practiced dentistry for the past 37 years. Rick was a talented writer and musician. Most of all, he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family more than anything. Preceded in death by parents, William Reagan Gallaher, Sr. and Billye Marie Wright; son, Griffin Reagan Gallaher. Survivors: wife, Kathy Elizabeth Gallaher; daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Robert Ratcliff; son, Zack Reagan Gallaher; grandchildren, Reagan, Reese and Charlie. Family will receive friends 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Friday followed by a procession to Greenwood Cemetery for a 4:00 p.m. graveside service and interment with Pastor David Barnett and Pastor Danny Georges officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knox Area Rescue Ministries, 418 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Serving the family of Dr. Gallaher, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.

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