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Lacy Eugene "Monk" Gallimore

January 14, 1940 — March 17, 2024


Lacy was born in Yanceyville, NC on January 14, 1940, to Mose and Easter Tysinger Gallimore. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Carrie Bost Gallimore (2001) and his wife of 12 years, Barbara Trogdon (2016).  He was also preceded in death by brothers Ernest Duke, Sammy Gallimore, Gurnie Duke; sisters Gladys Hill, Edna Hill, Macy Haithcock, Barbara Allred, Ruby Ann Gallimore, Mozzell Gallimore; and grandson Avra Neil Mitra.

Lacy was known for being a dedicated and skillful worker, spending most of his life in cotton mills, including Jordan Spinning Company, Dixie Yarns, and Jockey International. Before retiring in 2002, he worked at Charles Craft and Hendrix Batting. He was co-owner of Hammer Strength and Fitness Center, an all-around handyman, and an umpire.

Daddy was a lifelong sports fan (especially of the Tarheels, the Golden State Warriors, and Dale Earnhardt, Sr.).  In his younger days, he could often be found on a softball field, a basketball court, or in the gym.  He also enjoyed many outdoor activities and was frequently in the woods or by the Deep River fishing and hunting.  In his retirement, he enjoyed restoring antique furniture, attending stock car races or high school sports events, and singing with the Golden Ages gospel group.   He also developed a love for dogs, especially his chihuahua, Candy.

He was always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it was unclogging a drain or holding a grandchild. In fact, Daddy could fix almost anything cheaply and efficiently.  There are many things still working today that he rigged together with a re-straightened nail or, even, a sandwich bread tie.  He will be remembered fondly by most (but not all!) people, partially for his exaggerated tales and stories.  

He leaves behind his six children, Sandy Young (Eric), Wanda Loflin (Keith), Tammy Gallimore, Lacy Gallimore Jr., Rapsody Dawn Mitra (Amlan), and Mark Gallimore (Shelly); one sister, Rachel Reeder, 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation for Mr. Gallimore will be Friday, March 22, 2024, at Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Temple Baptist Church, 3075 Mack Lineberry Rd, Franklinville, NC 27248 with the Rev. Junior Dawkins officiating.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, March 22, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Randleman

600 S. Main St., Randleman, NC 27317

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 23, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Faith Temple Baptist Church Cemetery

3075 Mack Lineberry Rd, Franklinville, NC 27248

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