Created September 24, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
- This eternal flame burns forever
- in remembrance of A. Wendell Talley -
A. Wendell Talley
Born: February 3, 1936
Died: September 18, 2014
A. Wendell Talley, 78 of El Dorado, died Thursday, September 18, 2014.
He was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on February 3, 1936 to Jonathan Abe and Odie Lee Chaney Talley.
Wendell was an electrician and worked out of local IBEW 436 for many years.
In 1972, he and his brother Chaney opened Talley Electric and worked there until their
retirement in 1997. He graduated from Parkers Chapel High School in 1955 and attended
Southern State College in Magnolia. He had a love for flying and had his own airplane for many years.
After retirement he enjoyed camping and especially park hosting at Lake Catherine State Park.
He served in the National Guard-Army Reserve. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and Derrick City Samís Chapter.
Wendell is survived by his wife, Frances Ormand Wright Talley; his son, Kevin Wendell Talley (Robbin);
siblings Chaney Talley (Glenda) and Sue Bell (W.I.); stepsons, Lynn Wright (Gail) and Scott Wright (Amy);
stepdaughter Cheryl Harrod (Ron);
four step-grandchildren, and
six great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, September 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Immanuel Baptist Church, El Dorado.
Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ron Sanders officiating.
Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Cemetery, El Dorado.
Active pallbearers are:
Tommy Clark, Kenneth Dixon, Randy Gibbons, Jack Godwin, David Hogg, J.R. Todd, and Robby Williams.
Honorary pallbearers are:
Lynn Fite, Bill Hartsfield, Butch Keys, Bennie Langheld, Morris McKinnon,
Tommy Smith, F.H. Tawell, Don Traylor, and Jim Watson.
Memorials preferred to LifeTouch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730 or Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 701 S. West Ave., El Dorado, AR 71730.
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Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
by The Arkansas Good Sams
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