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 Willie Lee “Galloping Gal” Galimore

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Willie Lee “Galloping Gal” Galimore

Birth
Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA
Death 27 Jul 1964 (aged 29)
Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana, USA
Burial Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 18846869 View Source
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Professional Football Player. A native of St. Augustine, Florida, Galimore attended Florida A&M University, where he played football from 1953 to 1956. As a halfback, Galimore later played for seven seasons with the National Football League's Chicago Bears, from 1957 to 1963. On July 7, 1964, while returning from training camp, Galimore was killed when his car overturned on a country road near Rensselaer, Indiana. He was only 29 years old. His funeral was held at the Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church in Tallahassee, and later his body lay in state at the Florida A&M University. Galimore was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana, in 1999.

Bio by: Peterborough K


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  • Added: 10 Apr 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18846869
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/18846869/willie-lee-galimore : accessed ), memorial page for Willie Lee “Galloping Gal” Galimore (30 Mar 1935–27 Jul 1964), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18846869, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .