Jerry H. Talbert, 77, of Fairfield passed away at 11:40AM on Saturday January 11th, 2020 at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mount Vernon IL. He was a truck driver having retired from Murphy Trucking. Jerry was also a Vietnam Veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #176 and Wayne County VFW Post #4535. Jerry was born in Johnsonville on February 7, 1942 to Eldon and Lovella (Tibbs) Talbert. He married Sharon Southerland on June 11th, 1999.
Jerry is survived by his wife- Sharon Talbert of Fairfield; Daughter- Lisa Wells of Olney; 1 step-daughter; 3 step-sons; grandsons- Brennen and Tristen Wells; 13 step- grandchildren; 7 step-great grandchildren; brother- Lowell Talbert of Johnsonville; sister- Elaine McKitrick of Johnsonville; Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, daughter- Tonya Talbert, brother- Melvin Talbert, and a step-daughter- Tammy Stephens.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Wednesday January 15th at Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery with full military rites provided by Anthony Wayne Post #176 American Legion and the Wayne County Post # 4535 VFW. Visitation will be on Tuesday January 14th from 5-7PM at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to SSM Hospice and will be accepted at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home which is in charge of all the arrangements.