He passed away on April 12, 2012 in his home at the age of 78.
Talmadge was united in marriage to Jacqueline Phelps in Mountain View, Missouri on February 4, 1973.
Talmadge worked at several jobs over the years to support his family but was truly happy when he became a self-employed backhoe operator, which he did for well over 30 years.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Henry; his parents; one brother, Osborn Henry; and one sister, Aileen Throckmorton.
Talmadge is survived by his children, Pam Phelps of Mountain View, MO, Michael Henry and wife, Debbie, of Mountain View, Vicki Hanley and husband, Jerry, of West Plains, MO, Charleen Murrell and husband, Johnny, of West Plains; grandchildren, Lace and Chris Dana of Springfield, MO, Leslie and Dash Pierce of Springfield, Bobbie Jo Broadbent of Springfield, Chelsey and Ryan VanWinkle of West Plains, Codi Hanley of Dayton, OH, Michelle Hanley of Marionville, MO, J.W. Murrell of West Plains, and Anne Murrell of West Plains; seven great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday April 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral services will be Monday April 16 at 10:00 a.m. at Yarber Mortuary, with interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Poe Hill-Mtn. View.