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Talbot, Marvin Gerald Sr.

Marvin Gerald Talbot, Sr., age 65, of Jackson, died Friday, June 24, 2011. He was born July 25, 1945 in Columbus, to the late Marvin Earl Talbot and Mabel Hudson Talbot. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam. He was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad. Gerald enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, mechanicing and riding his tractor. He enjoyed being with his mother and Gerald, Jr., playing the piano and his family singing. He loved his family and spending time with them. He is survived by his wife, Judith Hix Talbot, of Jackson; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Glenn Bartrop, of Jackson; sons and daughters-in-law, Davin and Sandy Talbot, of Mississippi, Reuben and Christy Talbot, of Griffin, Gerald, Jr. and Alison Talbot, of Griffin; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one on the way; his mother, Mabel Talbot, of Columbus; three sisters; three brothers; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Dianne Talbot. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 28, at Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Nathan Dorsey, son, Gerald Talbot, Jr., and Pastor Cecil Norton officiating. Interment was at Griffin Memorial Park in Griffin. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday evening. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions be made toward final expenses for Gerald. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrellfh.com. Sheller Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.