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Francis LeRoy (Roy) Gallington III

September 29, 1933 June 3, 2024
Francis LeRoy (Roy) Gallington III
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Obituary for Francis LeRoy (Roy) Gallington III

Francis LeRoy Gallington, III (Roy)

Roy Gallington left this earth due to complications of a fractured hip and Alzheimer’s on June 3, 2024, at a Memory Care Facility in West Sacramento, CA. He was born September 29, 1933, in Casper, Wyoming, the son of Francis LeRoy Gallington, II and Alice M. (Ormbsy) Collins, both deceased. Additionally, Roy was predeceased by his sister Delmar Dickenson of Oregon.

Roy was raised by his beloved grandparents beginning about the age of 7 by LeRoy Gallington I and Della Edith (Moore) Gallington, who he lovingly remembers being first introduced to Jesus Christ by them.

Roy graduated from High School in Casper, WY, class of 1951. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served from February 1952 to February 1956. He was stationed at March Air Base in Riverside, CA. During his career as a Private First-Class Airman, he worked as an Airplane Mechanic. During his service career, he was also deployed to London, England for 2 years.

During his time in the Air Force, he married Katie (James) Gallington (now deceased) on July 13, 1955, and they settled in Riverside, CA. He was married to Katie for 32 years.

Surviving, in addition to his sister, Helen Shelly Davis of Washington State, are his three daughters, Shelly Lynn Archer and her husband, Jim Archer, of Woodland, CA, Sherry Gallington Ligon and her husband, Andy Ligon, of Huntington Beach, CA, and Shenna Janice Kaufusi and her husband, Jack Kaufusi of Woodland, CA. He is also survived by three Grandchildren, Scarlett Katie Kaufusi of Taigum, Australia, Bradley James Archer of Woodland, CA, Breanna Lynn Kraft (husband Tim Kraft) of Woodland, CA. Three Great Grandchildren, Renzo James Archer, of Woodland, CA., Bella Madison Kraft of Woodland, CA., and Gavin Joshua Kraft of Woodland, CA.

Aside from serving in the US Air Force, Roy’s passion was serving God. He became an Assembly of God Pastor in Riverside, CA and pastored for over 30 years. He pioneered his first church in Glen Avon, CA (Wayside Assembly of God), then Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Mira Loma, CA. During his years of pastorship, he mentored several church members who now serve as pastors of their own churches. Roy’s fellowship with the church and congregation meant everything to him.

Additionally, Roy worked part-time for C.L. James (his brother-in-law) who owned C.L. James Tree Service in Riverside, CA. He also worked part-time for Harold James (his brother-in-law), as a Heavy Equipment Operator. After retiring from the ministry, Roy had a small Tree Service of his own, “Trees by Roi,” in Riverside, CA.

Roy enjoyed being with his family and friends. His girls meant so much to him. He always looked forward to being with them especially when they came to visit and take him out to lunch, which was several times per week!

A Military Honors Service will be held for Roy on Wednesday June 12, 2024, at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery located at 5810 Midway Road in Dixon, CA 95620. The Graveside Honors Service begins at 10:00 am which will be attended by his family.

In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any

Memorials be made to:

The National Alzheimer’s Association, Sacramento Chapter


RC Hospice, Inc.- for check donations mailed to 3043 Gold Canal Dr. Suite# 220 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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10:00 AM 6/12/2024 10:00:00 AM
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

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Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

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