Donald F. Talbott III
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Virginia Beach - A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Donald Fred Talbott III, 63, of Virginia Beach, went to be with the Lord on his birthday, December 7, 2012. Born in Hampton, he graduated from Hampton High School in 1968, attended Thomas Nelson Community College, and served in the Army National Guard. Mr. Talbott was a member of Blackwater Baptist Church.
He was an avid lover of the outdoors and was a member of Ducks Unlimited and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association and was an active supporter of Virginia Beach 4-H.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rose Kovacs Talbott; daughter Jennifer Riddle and husband Shane; daughter Rebecca Tatum and husband Craig of Portsmouth; granddaughters Paige Riddle and Hayley Tatum; and sister Karen Carberry of Plano, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, D. Fred Talbott Jr. and Gladius Simms Talbott.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, at Blackwater Baptist Church, 6000 Blackwater Road, Virginia Beach. A reception will follow afterwards.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blackwater Baptist Church or Ducks Unlimited (2408 N Tarkington Ct, Chesapeake, VA 23322).
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 10, 2012