John Paul Talkington went home to live with Jesus and Family and Friends
On August 27, 2020.
He would tell you “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith.”
John was born in West Union, West Virginia to Harley Bernard and
Naomi Lewis Talkington on June 18th 1945.
He met his soulmate at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida. After serving his
Country in the Air Force, John became a commercial and residential carpenter.
John also worked for 23 years at The Herald in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
John loved family and enjoyed all the family reunions and outings.
John loved hunting and fishing and enjoying his sons as hunters. John enjoyed
Traveling, exploring the states he lived in with family. He and Dee enjoyed many
Weekend and day trips. He loved being able to go the mountains or the beach anytime.
John was our touch stone; he could always find a way in the most difficult situations
to keep the family laughing. Family moved along with the “Talkington humor.”
He could always find a way to make others laugh. To know John was to Love him.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 49 years Dee, his son’s Jason (Gaby) and
Son Justin. Two Grandchildren Kaitlyn and Ryan Talkington. His sister Trudy Smith (Sonny).
Many Thanks to Hospice and Community Care. Rock Hill. Nurse Ashley thanks for
Always being there. We would also like to thank Dr. Nix and Teresa at Levine Cancer Center
and Dr. Paladugu.
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