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Gallimore, Max

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January 12, 1953 - February 4, 2014

Gallimore, Max

Max Edward Gallimore died at his home in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. He was 61 years old. Max was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 12, 1953. He grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and later St. Augustine, Florida. He attended the Indiana School for the Deaf and graduated from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.  As a former Gallaudet University student (1975), he earned his graduate degree In Deaf Education from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Max enjoyed a career in academia. He loved to travel, read, collect rarities, and play chess. Friends and family knew him as a jack-of-all-trades and a gentleman with a brilliant memory. “Maverick” was the description he was most comfortable with. He loved the Western rodeos. He enjoyed writing poems and short stories. Those he loved, he loved abidingly.

Max is survived by his children: Jed Gallimore in San Diego, CA; Rosa Lee Timm in Fremont, CA; and Frank Gallimore in Seattle, WA–as well as four grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Ron Gallimore in St. Augustine, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Willena Gallimore. Previously, Max was married to Laurene Simms, Washington, DC.

Services to celebrate his life will be held in St. Augustine, Florida in April. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in his name be made to the American Diabetes Fund.


Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
214) 306-6700

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Trisha Wilmore

April 16, 2014 10:07AM

Ron deepest condolence goes to you and your family.

Randy McDavid

April 04, 2014 12:18PM

So sad to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Ron.

Louise and Dan Fitzpatrick

March 10, 2014 5:14PM

Laurene, Jed, Rosa, Frank and Family,
Our deepest condolences for your loss and I will always remember Max as a fine gentleman from the South. Dan was saying he always enjoyed his conversation with Max and that he was a good man. We keep you all in our thoughts and prayers in the days and months ahead. He will be greatly missed. Much love.

Terri Waddell-Motter

February 11, 2014 10:17PM

Dear Laurene, Rosa, Jed, and Frankie,
I am glad to have known Max, he always had a kind soul and laughed and loved easily. I realize that you have lost a special person. The world will never be the same. My deepest sympathy.

Linda Lloyd

February 11, 2014 8:55PM

My thoughts and prayers for your entire family.
Linda Lloyd

Rosalind Simms Wynter

February 10, 2014 6:07PM

To: Laurene, Jed, Frank, Rosa and family.Our Thoughts and prayers are will you all during this most difficult time. May our Lord in heaven comfort you and give you peace that surpasses all understanding. God Bless, Aunt Rosalind and Uncle Wesley Wynter and family

David &Francisca Trexler

February 09, 2014 3:51PM

Yesterday morning we learned the passing of Max Gallimore. We were truly shocked to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers go with the family members. May God give you strength and courage through His presence.

Kent and Anita (McMullen ) Kroll

February 08, 2014 11:10PM

Our sympathies are with the family. He was a great friend to many of gally class 1975. Shared lot of good memories with him. God bless him.

Cindy Lawrence

February 08, 2014 8:30PM

My deepest sympathy to Laurene, Rosa, Jed and Frankie. I enjoyed knowing him when we were pioneering the BIBI movement at ISD. May he rest in PEACE!

Jan Drennen

February 08, 2014 5:51PM

Max was always cheerful, good looking guy. Prayer and comfort to the family

Billy & Barbara Hardee

February 08, 2014 2:45PM

Our thoughts and prayers to all of the family

Priscilla Womack

February 08, 2014 12:52PM

James and I, our truly and deeply sympathy are with your beloved loss father in family and friends. He is asleep with a peace and no more suffer in the Kingdom of God. I will be memories of his kindness and gentleman. Our prayers are with you and family a faith in God always.

Mikey Tomita

February 08, 2014 12:48PM

Max was cool surfer (Florida, Maryland, Oahu, Maui), brilliant gally student, smooth ASL professor at KCC Oahu, great chatter / listener, mellow beer drinker. I bid my Shakaloha to him !

Kay vincent

February 08, 2014 12:07PM

Our condolences for your loss. Cherish and live on with memories of him.

Becki Philhower

February 08, 2014 9:39AM

So sorry to hear of Maxs passing. He was a good guy and I always enjoyed seeing him around ISD. Sympathies to Laurene, Rosa, and the boys. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.


February 08, 2014 5:28AM

To the family of Max, may the love and memories be of a great comfort to you all. Am reflecting on the memory during our elementary days at ISD, Gally, and some more. My prayers and love goes out to you all at this time of loss.

Janet Quane

February 08, 2014 2:24AM

Max was a kind man with a gentle soul. He was my colleague at the Oregon School f/t Deaf. I shall miss him deeply but I know he is now walking with God. My deepest sympathy goes to Max's family.

Chuck & Barbie McGehee

February 08, 2014 12:49AM

We are stunned to learn about he passed away. We offer our sincere condolences to our dearest Rosalee, Jed, Frank, and of course Laurence. You all are always in our thought and prayer. WLY WLY and hugs, Chuck & Barbie

Teresa/Mike Williama

February 07, 2014 11:11PM

Our Sympathy to Gallimore and Simms .
May God be with all in the Family

Millie Stansfield

February 07, 2014 11:08PM

My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May your memories bring you blessings and healings for all family.

Leithia Whited

February 07, 2014 10:00PM

My deepest sympathy goes to you, Jed, Rosa, Frank, and Laurene. May The Lord comfort you with the happiest memories of your dad and his love for stories.
Leithia and John Whited

Mary Glenn Rinne (Cullison)

February 07, 2014 9:09PM

My condolences to all.

craig suchier

February 07, 2014 8:57PM

Oh man,,, He was our football team, and canoe club...I have not been see him almost for 44 years.. that is so sad sad....pray for him....

Paula Jean Ammons

February 07, 2014 8:51PM

My sincerest condolences to the whole family on the loss of Max ~ may each one of you be sustained by the wonderful memories of him. God bless ~ PJ

Judith Spicer

February 07, 2014 7:40PM

I truly I was shocked that he had already passed. Away. I know him for long time since he was in Isd . He was so cute. And great nice guy.
My Sympathy to Max's Family and Laura.

Hugs, Judith Spicer
God bless you.

Robin Sullivan

February 07, 2014 7:30PM

My heart and thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. Please know that you are not alone in remembering Max, a truly wonderful person that meant so much to so many.

Donnette Reins

February 07, 2014 7:13PM

Saddened by max s passing Sha was indeed saddened too. Swell fellow and a friend of mine since YLC days
Hugs to you .......Gallimore family. Donnette Reins

James Ledford

February 07, 2014 6:12PM

I am saddened about Max's death. I have known him at
Gally. Also I knew his parents. His father graduated from North Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton. My sympathy goes to the children of Max and Laurene as well as to Lisa Jacobs Talbert. RIP, Max.

Ron Rhodes

February 07, 2014 6:04PM

May your heart be warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day in every way
And forever and ever after.

Old Irish proverb

Almer Jacobs Wood

February 07, 2014 6:02PM

So sorry to learn of your family's loss. He was a handsome man (in pic above) Heard several stories about him from cousins and codas

Gloria Pagan

February 07, 2014 5:58PM

Truly sorry for the loss of your beloved father and my dear old friend. I miss him sorely! ILY

Jim & Charlene Lomanto

February 07, 2014 5:49PM

Please accept our deepest sympathy

Gary and Denise Casner

February 07, 2014 5:43PM

Sorry for your loss of your dad. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. God Bless You and Your family. ((( hugs )))

Eric Coughlin

February 07, 2014 4:59PM

I am very sorry for your loss, Rosa, Frank and Jed. Time heals...

Erin Cohen

February 07, 2014 4:51PM

Dear the Gallimore and Simms Family, we send our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear beloved father and grandfather. May Max rest in peace and no longer suffering.

With kindest regards,
Erin and Larry Cohen

Bonney DeLaO

February 07, 2014 4:51PM

I truly was surprised that he had already passed away. I knew him and his family since 1974. He was a wonderful friend that we will always remember him. May God be with you all in the family and my condolences to go with you all.Hugs

Cheryl J Terrell

February 07, 2014 4:41PM

I am sorry to learn of Max' passing. May god comforts you all.

Joyce Bippus-Rork & Richard Taylor

February 07, 2014 4:09PM

Our sympathy to Max's family & Laurene.Z

Bunny Hovey

February 07, 2014 3:58PM

Just learned about Max this morning. Was very sorry to hear of this. I have wonderful memories of Max and his family when we were at Milo Camp Meeting several times. Max and the family were always fun to be with. Max was a very gentleman and always had smile for everyone. My prayers are with the family and may God keep them in His loving care... Hugs from Bunny & Jim . . .

Janet Johanson

February 07, 2014 3:15PM

I knew Max when he lived in Hawaii. My condolences to his family at their great loss.

Roseline Lambert

February 07, 2014 3:02PM

My condolence to the family of Max's passing I read about him he is talent man. Keep all happy memories in your heart he will be missed but not forgotten joining with others in Heaven hugs to you Rosa Lee Timms


February 07, 2014 2:50PM

great man loving of memory Max's passed away prayer with your family has children 3 Rosa Timm, Jed Gallimore and Frank Gallimore and 4 grandchildren's

Ira Rothenberg

February 07, 2014 2:44PM

I've never met Max but I do know he was among the original (first) campers of the Youth Leadership Camp along with Dennise Scott (her name below) and Steve Weiner (the 1st YLC was in PA where Max and Dennise went, before it moved to MN, OR and SD). My sympathies


February 07, 2014 2:41PM

Although I did not know your father, I know the loss of a father and my heart is breaking for you. Feel the love of all of those near and far who are thinking of your entire family.

Sharon Baker

February 07, 2014 2:28PM

Rosa, Jed and Frank - So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

John Golden

February 07, 2014 2:17PM

Ron, I am sorry about your brother's death. He was great guy even though I did not know he lived in Dallas.

Arlington, Tx

Brandon Cooper

February 07, 2014 2:16PM

I know who are you meets at ISD before teacher. Loving of memory Max Gallimore

Leigh-Ann Betchtel

February 07, 2014 2:14PM

Sending to the family my sympathy and thoughts. May he rest in peace.

He was a good chess teacher I had in my freshman year at Oregon School for the Deaf. He was a fun person to interact with. He will be remembered by many.

Ron Betchtel

February 07, 2014 1:45PM

I've just learned with profound sorrow of the death of your dad. He was one of my best friends. He will be long remembered by many.
Send you and your family our heartfelt sympathy.


February 07, 2014 1:22PM

Am so sorry for your loss. Max was a great man. Hugs to you all.

Charlotte Iliff

February 07, 2014 1:16PM

I am sorry to hear about Max's passing. He was such a good guy!


February 07, 2014 1:07PM

I'm sorry about your Dad passed. Our deepest sympathies for your loss. May you find comfort in your many memories. May God give you and family strength, comfort and peace in the days & months ahead. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs. @)'~~~ Harmon Family in Ca.


February 07, 2014 12:38PM

My deepest condolences goes to the family of Max. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. <3

Elen (McCoy) Zook

February 07, 2014 10:39AM

So sorry you have lost your dad. I pray that the peace of our Lord surrounds you and your families.

Dennise Scott

February 06, 2014 8:52PM

I am sorry to learn about Max's death. My sympathy to the family!

Diane Hazel Jones

February 06, 2014 8:03PM

So sorry to learn of Max's passing. My prayers are for your peace and wonderful memories to carry u through.