John Robert Talbot passed away on July 16, 2020 in Pflugerville Texas at the age of 90.
John was born on January 9, 1930 in Long Point, Illinois to Ralph and Helen Talbot. He was known as Bob to his Long Point friends and family. He graduated from Long Point High School and married Lois June Snow, his childhood sweetheart.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in England. Upon returning to the states, he attended Illinois Wesleyan University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree and graduated from Illinois State University with a Master’s Degree. He was a devoted educator, first as a teacher and then as a guidance counselor before he became a school psychologist.
John and Lois raised four children together before Lois’ death in Plainfield, Illinois in 1990: John Robert Talbot Jr. (deceased 2003), Nyna Talbot, Patti (Talbot) Zambrano, and Lori (Talbot) Forsyth.
John was then married to Elizabeth Talbot and was a devoted stepfather to Chantelle Hougland and they lived in Batavia, Illinois for several years.
John Talbot was also the beloved grandfather of Joshua, Robert, Katherine, Anna, Michael, Joseph, Matthew, Timothy, Daniel, and Evelyn. He was also the proud great-grandfather of Zachary, Tyler, Andrew, Scarlett, Leon, and Kaden.
John was an avid reader and book collector. He passed this legacy onto his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Quiet and reserved with a dry sense of humor, he could usually be found with either a cup of coffee or a bowel of ice cream and a good book.
His final resting place will be at the Long Point Cemetery where graveside services will be conducted on August 5, 2020 at 10 am. Flowers can be sent to Hagi Funeral home on August 4 for delivery to the Long Point Cemetery on August 5 for the graveside service.
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