Elvin Paul Gallien
Having been blessed with 70 years, Elvin Paul Gallien departed this life peacefully on Sunday morning, July 3, 2016, at his residence. He was born the fifth child of sixteen children on February 4, 1946 in Lawtell, LA, to the late Willis and Maylory Gallien.
On November 6, 1972, he was unitied in marriage to Maggie Kirk Gallien and to this union was born one daughter, CaTrina Demetra Gallien. He leaves behind his daughter, CaTrina (Percy Nobles), six grandchildren; Jasmine Gallien, Antoine Gallien, Kendrick Mathews-Gallien, Andre Jackson, Maxwell Jackson, Cameron Jackson, and one great-grandson, Jaylen Mathews-Gallien; four sisters; Leslie Gallien, Catherine Watson (Larry), Cynthia Victorian (Alfred), Doreen Angela Gallien; five brothers, Merrick Gallien, Louis Gallien (Jacqueline), Hilton Gallien (Louise), Claude Gallien (Sharon), Samuel Gallien (Mary), one sister-in-law, Wilda Gallien (Leroy-Deceased), Theresa Espree (Aunt), Elridge Jenkins (Uncle), and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
A graduate of Carter G. Woodson High School in 1964, Elvin joined the U.S. Navy Air Station, Florida and proudly served his country during the Vietnam Era. During his military career, he was awarded the National Defense Services Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon for meritorious achievement. Following his enlistment in the U.S. Navy, Elvin was employed with Ben Taub Hospital in the Motor Services division, the Methodist Hospital as a Refrigeration Maintenance unit, and later retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Elvin was owner and operator of Gal-Tex, a general remodeling company.
As a child, Elvin was always gifted, creative and talented. He took pride in his work and taught his grandchildren excellent skills and good work ethics.
Elvin was devoted to family and work. He always enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, extended family, and will be missed more than words can express.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Maylory Gallien; four sisters, Wilda Gallien, Geraldine Gallien, Wilma Celestine (Lee-Deceased), and Sylvia G. Rideaux; and two brothers, Leroy Gallien (Wilda) and Thelman Gallien.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10am with a service to start at 12pm, located at Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591.