Lawrence 'Boo Boo' Galligan


Lawrence “Boo Boo” Galligan, 51, of Etowah, left this earthly body for his new body on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Knoxville.

He was a lifelong resident of Bradley County, until he moved to McMinn County about eight years ago. “Boo Boo” was of the Baptist faith. He had a great sense of humor and loved spending time at the Farmhouse Restaurant with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Irene McDowell; paternal grandfather, Vernie White; and special friends, Bobbi Joe Pellizarri, Kathy Parker and Troy Harrison.

“Boo Boo” is survived by his parents, Bill and Diane White of Etowah, who were blessed to have him come into their lives when he was 13 years old. “We were honored to become his family at that time.” He is also survived by a special aunt/sister, Linda McInturff of Etowah; sisters, Leslie and Burt Jenkins, and Kim and Robbie Ward, all of Etowah, Lori and Danny Beshears of Cleveland; as well as other aunts and uncles, several nieces and nephews, and all his Farmhouse Restaurant family.

A gathering of friends, and a Celebration of Life, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, from 4 until 6 p.m. at Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.


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