Obituary for Galen Sullens

Obituary for Galen Sullens

Funeral services for Galen Sullins, 88, of Spiro is 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Spiro with Reverend James Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Galen  was born June 21, 1935 in Red Rock to Veva (Fessenden) Sullins and Alvin Ike Sullins and passed away April 21, 2024 in Spiro.

Galen was married to Loretta Faye Gentry on July 17, 1965 in Spiro,

He was married to the love of his life for 59 years. They built a wonderful life together and had a lifetime of wonderful memories together. Galen was a member of the Spiro First Baptist Church for 59 years, he served on the Carl Albert State College Board of Regents for 15 years, the Board of Directors for Spiro Schools Excellence in Education for 21 years and also the Oklahoma Pharmacy Board. Galen was an avid runner, participating in many marathons and qualifying for the Boston Marathon. He loved golfing, gardening, and took care of the Spiro City Park area by planting many dogwood trees, beautiful flowers, and bushes.

He gained the name Papaw from his grandchildren which he loved but Galen truly adored and enjoyed his great granddaughters.  He loved them above anything, some might say even more than the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Saint Louis Cardinals. Galen was the epitome of kindness and goodness and was the most caring and giving person. He was loved by so many and will be missed greatly by everyone who knew him.

Surviving family members are his wife, Loretta Sullins; sons Danny Sullins and wife Pam, Bob Sullins and Doug Sullins; grandchildren Tyson Sullins and wife Megan, Zachary Sullins and wife Katie, Jayce Sullins and wife Jamie; great grandchildren Payton, Jentry, Jaycie, River and Laklyn, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

Galen was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ray Sullins, Max Sullins; sister, Myrna Sullins George; sister-in-law, Mary Sullins, and brother-in-law, Delbert George.

The family will visit with friends 5-7 p.m.Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Danny Sullins, Tyson Sullins, Zach Sullins, Jayce Sullins, Bob Sullins and Doug Sullins.  Honorary pallbearers are Duane George, Kevin George, Jeff Sullins, David Sullins, Steve Sullins, Enie Tobler and John Redwine.

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