Graveside services for Johnny Thomas Galac, 92, of Noonday, are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Noonday Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Hawbaker officiating under direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home. The Tyler Patriot Guard will perform military honors.
Mr. Galac went to be with his Lord and Savior and his beloved wife, Ethel, on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Tyler. He was born April 13, 1921, in Walsenburg, Colo. He had lived in Noonday the past 43 years and hailed from Colorado.
Retired Staff Sgt. Johnny T. Galac served 20 years in the U.S. Army, receiving numerous citations, including, First Oak Leaf Cluster Service Medal, Army commendation with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Expedition Medal for Korea and many other citations. He also retired after 10 years as a security guard with Tyler Junior College.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Ethel Modina Galac; son, Ronald H. Hallmark; brother, Willie Galac; and sister, Betty Stock.
Survivors include daughter-in-law, Barbara Hobbs Couey, of Brownsboro; three grandchildren, Ronald Hallmark, Jim Edd Hobbs and Randy S. Hobbs; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces, Marga Galac, of Littleton, Colo., and Cindy Reid, of Canada; nephew, John W. Galac, of San Diego, Calif.; and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family would like to thank the north wing of Colonial Tyler for all of their care and compassion for Mr. Galac.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Sept. 3, 2013