Norman Alex Gallman, 39, of Ringgold, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
He was born Feb. 24, 1974, in Dalton.
He was a 1991 graduate of Southeast Whitfield High School where he lettered four years in both the basketball and baseball programs. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1995. He was a certified professional trainer from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and was employed with Brainerd Baptist Crossroads (BX). Alex also held a CPR certification through the American Red Cross.
He coached youth basketball and various youth sports camps for the BX and was a baseball coach for the Ringgold Youth Athletic Association.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Caro Gallman of Ringgold; parents, Charles A. and Catholyn Dianne Gallman of Chatsworth; children, Kaleb Alex Gallman and Noah Jayden Gallman; stepson, Gabriel Adrian Serrano, all of Ringgold; sister, Grace Rashae (Thomas) Doyle; nieces, Abigail Reese Doyle and Hartley Elle Doyle; and nephew, Thomas Becker Doyle, all of Tampa, Fla.
Services will be Friday at 3 p.m. in the East Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Robby Gallaty officiating.
Burial will be at West Hill Cemetery in Dalton.
The family will receive friends today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gallman Trust fund for Kaleb, Jayden and Gabriel at Suntrust Bank.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412.
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