Charles “Mike” Gallaher, age 69 of Knoxville

Charles “Mike” Gallaher, age 69 of Knoxville, passed away at his home on November 25, 2022.

He was born on October 29, 1953 in Peoria, Illinois. He graduated from Oak Ridge High School and from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Mike was a CPA and retired from ORNL after 34 years as a Finance Officer. He was a firm believer in Jesus Christ and enjoyed real estate and sports.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Gallaher; paternal grandparents, Charles and Sadie Gallaher; maternal grandparents, Charles and Pearl Freels.

Mike is survived by his mother, Geraldine Gallaher; brother, Mark Gallaher and wife Tina; nephews, Steven Gallaher, Chris Gallaher and wife Hannah; nieces, Abby Slater and husband Doug, and Bethany Gallaher; great-niece, Aubrey Gallaher; other extended family members and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at New Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor John Edwards officiating.

Premier Sharp Funeral Home is proud to be serving the Gallaher family.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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