George D. Gallop, Sr., 79, Johnstown, departed this life on August 26, 2019. Born January 14, 1940 in Riddle, NC, son of the late William and Lydia Gallop. Also preceded in death by his first wife Lucy Wynne Simpson Gallop and brother Royal Gallop. Survived by his beloved wife Marnie (Wilson) Gallop, a granddaughter he raised as his daughter, Christina Lynn Gallop Persico; special great granddaughters Marissa Renee Gallop and Nova Lucy Rose Persico of Elizabeth City, NC; sons George Duncan, Jr. and Bruce Wayne; both of NC. Also survived by siblings Ann Sawyer and Linda Rae Edwards and many other grandchildren and great grandchildren. George was a family man, an artist and enjoyed spending most of his days outdoors. He had many hobbies such as metal detecting, operating his CB radio and researching genealogy. As a native of North Carolina, he enjoyed researching and searching for Blackbeard's treasure. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St. Rev. Nancy Threadgill officiant.. Inurnment will be in Camden, NC. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that you spend more time outside with your families and help preserve our natural world for future generations to enjoy.