Henry Gayle Talbert, Sr.

Henry Gayle Talbert, Sr., 79, of Hemphill, Texas, passed away on August 31, 2019, in Bridge City, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Henry’s nephew, Brother David W. Smith, Sr. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Fairmount, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Texas, on September 15, 1939, he was the son of Charles F. Talbert, Sr. and Lois (Hodge) Talbert. Henry worked as a pipefitter and was a member of the Pipefitters Local Union 195 for many years. He enjoyed fishing, watching Texas football, and classic and western movies. Henry also loved being on the lake with his family and watching his grandchildren play sports. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lois Talbert; his wife, Shirley J. Talbert; his daughter, Wanda Edgerton; his brothers, Charles F. Talbert, Jr. and Lannie R. Talbert; his brother-in-law, Oscar R. Smith, Sr.; and niece, Amanda Talbert Forsythe.

He is survived by his children, Brenda Daville and partner David Antilley of Hemphill, Glenda Taft of Orange, Denise Jenkins of Bridge City, Sharon Seal and husband James Walton of Bridge City, Henry Talbert, Jr. and wife Laura of Hemphill, Jennifer Chaknine and husband Ray of Bridge City; his grandchildren, Mandi McKee and husband Wesley, Ashley Seago and husband Jerrod, Craig Risinger and wife Nicole, Stephanie Curphey and husband Justin, Lindsey Vollmer and husband Sebastian, Lacey Cobb and husband Ryan, Haley Jenkins, Carlin Renshaw and wife Sherry, Desiree Russell and husband Tyson, Henry “Trey” Talbert III, Luke Simpson, Will Simpson, Emma Simpson, Colton Cockrell, Kasey Frederick, and Justin Frederick; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; his siblings, Lois Smith of Orange, Rebecca Brookshire of Kirbyville, John Talbert and wife Imelda of Groves, and Thomas Talbert and wife Christie of Hendersonville, North Carolina; his uncle, Darrell T. Hodge; and his aunt, Emmerjean Hodge Keller.

Serving as pallbearers will be Craig Risinger, Carlin Renshaw, Colton Cockrell, Justin Frederick, Landon McKee, Tyson Russell, David Antilley, and Lex McKee.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Affinity Hospice and Trudy Garrison for all of their love and support.

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