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David C. Talbott

May 15, 1922 — November 23, 2023

Lake Worth, Florida

David Charles Reese Talbott, with family by his side, passed peacefully at home at 101 years old on November 23, 2023.  He was born on May 15th, 1922 in a log cabin on the family’s 100-acre farm in Ohio with his identical twin brother, James Arthur Cave Talbott. Along with his parents Almon and Mary, and his six siblings: Martha, Erveing, William, James, Harvey, and Ruth, they were a close, religious, loving family. Dave worked on the farm throughout his childhood. He learned about agriculture, the care and feeding of their farm animals, the value of hard work, teamwork, faith and being grateful for one’s blessings. He graduated from Adena High School where he served as Class President in his Senior Year. 
He along with four of his five brothers served in the military in World War II: He served as an Army Tech Sargent and mounted messenger delivering information even to the front lines. He was sent to the Pacific Theatre (Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands). 
While on a furlough, Dave married the beautiful Martha Marie (Campbell) in Ohio. Throughout his life he endearingly referred to her as “my bride” and treasured every moment with her until her death in 2006.  
After leaving the Army, he worked as Manager of the Farm Bureau in Steubenville, Ohio.  While there he took university courses in poultry medicine so he could provide customers advice on the care, management, and treatment of chickens in the Bureau’s poultry program. He would proudly refer to himself as the “Chicken Doctor”. Upon moving his family to Florida in 1954, he began working in the airline industry.  He worked for National Airlines and Pan American Airlines as a mechanic/jet engine specialist until his retirement.
Dave is survived by his twin brother James, three daughters and their spouses: Brenda Berube (Raymond), Rebecca Pleasant and Lori Talbott Rodriguez (Arnaldo), Granddaughter, Sheri Lynn, Grandsons (and their spouses/partners): Robert, David and Todd (Erika), Jon (Alissa), Matthew (Leslie), and Michael (Danielle). He is also survived by eight Great-grandchildren: MJ, Samantha, Dylan, Leah, Bentley, Brody, Alexis, Gabriella, Ava, and Michael Jr., plus many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. 
Dave’s priorities were his family, friends, and neighbors. He loved to help wherever he could and enjoyed interacting in the community. He loved good music and played the harmonica for his family and his church on occasion. He was always patriotic and believed in this country and its constitution. He was a spiritual man, appreciative of God’s many blessings. He enjoyed attending church when he was able. He cherished the loving kindness of his family, friends, neighbors and the members of his church.
He was grateful for the special care he received from Dr. Thomas Nguyen, Dr. Hien Nguyen, and their staff. Trustbridge Hospice also provided services and support to him and his family. 
In lieu of flowers, he requested that memorial contributions be made to Faith United Methodist Church in Boynton Beach Florida, c/o Pastor Parker,  6340 Boynton Beach, Fl. 33437 OR The Urban Mission c/o Reverend Ashley Steele, Executive Director, 311 North 6th Street, Steubenville, Ohio 43952

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