Raymond Maurice Talkington

1919 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Raymond Maurice Talkington Obituary
Raymond Maurice Talkington, 94, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Carlsbad, Calif. Ray was born July 14, 1919, in Prosper, Texas, to Elbert Raymond "E.R." Talkington and Lillian Parvin Talkington. After graduating in 1941 from Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth, Ray attended officer training at Northwestern University for the United States Navy. Lt. Ray Talkington served as a supply officer on an LST during the invasions of Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Saipan, Tinian, the Palaus and Luzon. Upon returning from World War II, Ray met and fell in love with Mary Marshall, who had also served in the Navy during the war. They married in 1946 and settled in Hollywood, Calif., where they lived for over 60 years. Together they ran Ray M. Talkington Insurance Agency. In addition to being a longtime business owner in Hollywood, Ray was an active member and past president of the Rotary Club of West Hollywood. He participated in many other civic organizations and groups. Ray moved to Carlsbad, Calif., in 2010. Ray was the epitome of a true Texas gentleman. He was a warm, loving family man and a wonderful friend to so many. He will be greatly missed by all. A special thank-you is offered to Ray's cousin Susan and her husband, Jim Huntsberry, for all the love and care they showed Ray. He was preceded in death by his beloved Mary; his parents, E.R. and Lillian; sister, Dorothy Nichols; and brother, Earl Talkington. Survivors: Nieces, Janet Greene, Paulette Gunter, Barbara Palecek, Melody Jones and Maureen Turzian; nephew, John Nichols; and numerous family members including grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.
Published in Star-Telegram on Aug. 25, 2013
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