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Glen Olen Talbot


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Glen Olen Talbot Obituary
Glen Olen Talbot
Glen Olen Talbot was born in Trent, Texas October 27, 1934 to Glen and Opal Talbot. He passed away on May 9, 2018 in Vernon. Glen attended school in Newman, Sylvester and graduated in 1952 at Sweetwater High school. After graduation he joined the United States Navy doing his basic training at Corpus Christi and was stationed at Norman, OK.
He married Billie Jo Forbes in June, 30 of 1953 at Longworth TX. From 1956 to 1969 he worked for Texaco production in Sweetwater, Graham and Electra TX. I1965 he opened his first shoe store in Graham Texas. In 1969 he resigned from Texaco to concentrate on the string of 10 stores he had accumulated across North and West Texas. Also during this time he began calling on other stores in the region selling shoes for Consolidated Shoe Co out of Lynchburg Virginia. During the late 1980s superstores began spreading into towns in Texas which ultimately put allot of small businesses out of business. Mr. Talbots shoe stores were victims as well. In Mr Talbot started Talbot Shoe Company. He traveled to New York purchasing shoes to sell to other shoe and discount companies such as TG&Y and Gibsons. Many shoes were also sold to State prisons in Texas and Oklahoma. In 2011 Mr Talbot closed his last remaining shoe store in Vernon Texas. Later in 2012 he closed and retired from Talbot shoe Co. Retirement did not last long since he started working with the boll weevil eradication in Wilbarger and Hardeman county's. He also enjoyed driving and delivering vehicles for Vernon Ford Dodge and working as security at Tyson Foods. Mr. Talbot finally retired to be with his wife Billie in 2017 at the age of 82 . He is survived by brother Mike and wife Jodie of Denton, sister Vera and husband James Holiman of Sweetwater, brother Billy Ray of Sweetwater, TX, sister in-law Gene of Ft. Worth, son Billy and wife Carolyn, Tracy and wife Cathy. Four grandchildren Crystal, Stephanie, Amber, Jason and Jennifer Cook along with 8 great grandchildren and 1great great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth Don of Ft. Worth. He will be buried at Newman cemetery near Sylvester, Texas.
Graveside services will be held Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:30 at Newman Cemetery in Sylvester, TX. under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home, Vernon, TX.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Sullivan Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com
Memorials can be made to Newman Cemetery Association, Calvary Baptist Church, or Congregate Meals.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on May 10, 2018
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