Robert  Talley
Robert "Bob" Talley, passed away June 18, 2019 with his family at his side, at Freeman Hospital, in Joplin, MO.
Bob was born on June 8, 1946, in Noel, MO, to the late Henry and Martha (Ladusaw) Talley. He was a 1964 graduate of Diamond High School.
He was a machinist and worked at Vickers, then F.A.G. Bearing. He was in the National Guard for six years. Bob was a member of College Heights Christian Church.
Bob was known as a generous man with a big heart. He was always the "go to" person to ask how to do something and was also always very willing to help. Bob enjoyed driving his horses and ponies. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren whom he loved dearly.
On June 22, 1968, he married Cheryl Janes, in Joplin.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bryan Talley, of Diamond; a daughter, Melissa Ayton and husband, Scott, of Joplin; four grandchildren, Lauren, Tallie, Gracie and Sophie; five brothers, Bill (Mary Jane), Dave (Barb), and John Talley, all of Carthage, MO, Steve Talley (Olive), of Webb City, MO, and Paul Talley, of Joplin; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Talley.
The family request donations to be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, in care of the mortuary.
Memorial services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial of ashes will immediately follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Carthage. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on June 23, 2019


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Evelyn Liggett
Jun 23, 2019
Cheryl, I was not sure that this was "your" Robert Talley until I saw in today's Globe. Wanted to let you know that all your friends are thinking of you and hoping that your good memories will sustain you through bad times. Evelyn