Funeral Service Is Friday For 39-Year-Old Road Rage Victim; Gallman Was Trainer At Brainerd BX; Youth Coach

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The funeral service will be Friday for a 39-year-old road rage victim who was gunned down in front of his wife on Moore Road near the I-24 freeway on Tuesday morning.

Norman Alex Gallman of Ringgold was a Dalton native and a 1991 graduate of Southeast Whitfield High School. In high school he lettered four years in both basketball and baseball. He graduated from UTC in 1995 and became a certified professional trainer.

He was employed with Brainerd Baptist Crossroads (BX). 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, Ga.; 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; nephew, Thomas Becker Doyle all of Tampa, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. in the East Chapel with Reverend Dr. Robby Gallaty officiating.  Burial will follow at West Hills Cemetery in Dalton. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, from 1-3 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 South Moore Road.

Richard "Rick" Manning, a former county jail correctional officer, is charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault.

Witnesses said Manning shot the victim after he got out of his vehicle and came back toward the Manning vehicle.

The police report does not say what brought on the conflict between the two men.

Authorities said Manning, 62, was fired from the jail for brutality toward inmates.   

Officials also said he has an extreme form of cancer.

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