Harold Andy Talbert
Arcadia-Harold Andy Talbert, age 86, of Arcadia, Louisiana passed away at his home on August 14, 2014, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Arcadia, the only child, to the late Howard Andy Talbert and Belle Collinsworth Talbert on December 21, 1927. He was preceded in death by his parents, a beloved aunt, Clara Collinsworth and two lifelong friends cherished as siblings, Betty Virginia Jones Rich, and Kenneth Wayne Deas.
He is survived by: Elaine
Five children: Lauren Talbert Kelpe and husband Bruce, Trace Talbert and wife Margie, Janet Talbert Whitten and husband Dennis, all of Arcadia, Mark Talbert of Tulsa, OK, and Drew Talbert and wife Dena also of Arcadia, Louisiana.
His grandchildren: India Henley Torrey, Nick Henley, Zeke Kelpe, Andy Talbert, Zane Talbert, Samantha Talbert, Hannah Talbert, and Cade Talbert.
Great grandchildren: Lorelei Torrey, Hassen Torrey, Jayden Talbert, Kaylin Talbert, Nate Talbert, and Ava Talbert and many beloved lifelong friends and cousins.
He graduated from high school in Arcadia and afterward served in Germany during the Korean War
. Upon discharge he returned and graduated from LSU. After graduating he returned to Arcadia and owned and operated a small finance company for many years. He enjoyed wonderful friendships, old and new throughout his life. His interests were reading, traveling, art, horses, and longhorn cattle. He was a published story-teller. Most of all he loved being "Daddy". He considered himself extremely blessed to have resided in Arcadia his entire life. He often reflected how happy he was to have raised his children among such wonderful friends and family.
Visitation will be from 1-4pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia, La. on Sunday, August 17, 2014. A private graveside service to follow.
His children are sincerely grateful for all the cherished memories, for his unwavering love, positive support and total devotion given to them throughout their lives. He was dearly loved and will be forever missed.
His family wishes to express special thanks to dear friend Mary Vidrine; and his hospice nurse, Connie Kennedy of Hospice of Caring Hearts of Ruston.