Tommy James Gallimore (T.J.) was born February 20, 1955 in Cochran City, (Beckley County) Georgia to the Late Matha Lee Gallimore (Dent). T.J. received his formal education at Beckley County Schools. T.J. and Annie met as young kids in their small city, where they attended school together. They started dating at the age of 16, which later led to them joining in holy matrimony on January 31, 1974. After moving to Florida to begin their life as a family, their four children were born. T.J. enjoyed dancing, telling his jokes (tall tales), cooking them coons, fishing, and had a great love for his family and friends. He loved to help anyone who was in need. T.J. attended Deliverance Temple of Truth Ministries in Dade City, Florida where he later became a member. Throughout his life, he worked as a laborer in different capacities to help provide for his family. T.J. was preceded in death by his mother, Matha Lee Gallimore (Dent), Benny Lee Owens SR, Burnell Owens, and Roger Lee Gallimore. T.J. is survived by a loving family: a loving and devoted wife, Annie Jean Gallimore; children, Tina Miller, Tommy Gallimore Jr., Phelima Gallimore, Frederick Gallimore, and Tonya Gallimore; siblings, Mary Nail Marshall, Wanda Jean Taylor (Henry), S.T. Gallimore Jr., and Mary Ann Gallimore; grandchildren, Brittany Toole, Quanisha Redfield, Jonathan Graham, Jake Pugh III, Alexis Lisbon, Joshua Gallimore, Jaron Gallimore, Jarick Gallimore, Ayesha Lisbon, Jumarvion Gallimore, James McNeal, Jaquan Clower, Demequie McNeal, Samaria Gant, Azure Gallimore, Breona Davis, Tre’daraian Gallimore, Derek Irvin Jr., Ja’kavious Clower, Kavion Gallimore, Kymani Avant ,Innonence Gallimore, John Peyton III, Jashaun Lee, Kingston Burke, Az’ariyah Gallimore: in-laws, Linda Byrd (Charlie), Shirley Wilkerson (Charles Wilkerson) and Bernice Mims (Amos); best friends, Allen Wilder, Ernestine Wilder, John Peyton Sr.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. If anyone know T.J., then you will know one of his famous sayings; “Oh yeah” and if you know him very well then you know what he is known by and that would be “Po Dawg” and we cannot leave out the name that was given to him by one of his favorite nephew “Uncle Pickle”.
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