In Memory

Carl “Jake” Gallion

Carl Eugene Gallion, Sr., age 94, of Jenkins, Kentucky, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Whitesburg, Kentucky.  He  was born on December 20, 1923 to the late Jim Gallion and Mattie Mullins Gallion. He was a member of the Jenkins Christian Church for over fifty-five years.  Carl was a World War II veteran, having been wounded in the battle for Anzio Beachhead.  Carl was a member of several organizations. He was a lifetime member of the DAV and Pound VFW Post 9600. He was a member of the Jenkins Masonic Lodge #856 for over forty years.  Carl was also a member of the American Legion.  He was known by most people as simply, “Jake”.

   He was preceded in death by his wife: Lucille Blizzard Gallion; grandson: Micah Shannon Gallion; great grandson: Keenon Ray Gallion; seven brothers and three sisters.

    Jake is survived by three sons:  Danny (Margo), Carl Jr. (Cassie), Shannon (Judy); one daughter: Carla Branham (Jack); one sister: Hazel Gallion.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

    Visitation for Mr. Gallion will be held at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM.  Public visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Masonic rites will be conducted by Jenkins Lodge #856.

   Funeral services for Mr. Gallion will be conducted from the Jenkins Christian Church on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Samuel Casebolt and Thomas Walters officiating.

   Military honors will be performed by the Pound VFW Post 9600.

  Interment will take place at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

    Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to care for Mr. Gallion's funeral arrangements.