To My Fellow Members and Friends,

I am writing to share with you information on the passing of Robert Galer on June 22, 2017. He is the husband of Mary Jane Galer (Former State of Georgia legislator).

Robert Galer was 98 years old.

Funeral Services will be held
Date: June 27, 2017 (Tuesday),
Time: 1:00 PM,
Place: Linwood Cemetery (Lummus Chapel),
721 Linwood Blvd,
Columbus, GA 31901

Mr. Galer served as Inspector General at Fort Benning before retiring with the rank of Lt.Col.

In 1966, Bob was appointed to establish the first Equal Opportunity Employment Office at Ft. Benning, which he headed until his retirement in 1988.
In retirement, he supported his wife, Mary Jane Galer in her legislative career in the Georgia Assembly. They both shared an interest in genealogy and historical preservation.

To know a little more about Mr. Robert Galer go to

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Robert Galer’s name to The Historic Linwood Foundation or the National Infantry Museum.

To sign Mr. Galer’s online guest registry, please visit

Corresponding Secretary
Muscogee County Democratic Party