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May 12, 1946-Sept. 26, 2010

PRINCETON -- George Thomas "Tom" Talton, 64, died Sunday morning.

He was born May 12, 1946, in Wayne County to Christia Jackson Talton of Princeton and the late Wade H. Talton.

Tom was retired from the maintenance department of the Wayne County School System, where he worked as a plumber.

He was a member of Oakland Fire Department for more than 40 years, most recently serving as the safety officer.

Tom was also retired from Princeton Rescue Squad, and was a member of Princeton United Methodist Church.

He served with the United States Army in Vietnam as a combat infantryman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Frankie Rains Talton; sons, Chad Talton and wife, Tammy, and Jason Talton and wife, Brandi, all of Princeton; daughter, Malissa T. Graham and husband, Wade, of Princeton; brother, John "Rooster" Talton of Princeton; sister, Sarah Pittman of Princeton; and four grandchildren, Elaine Howell, Daniel Talton, Brandon Talton and Haylee Talton.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Princeton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 116, Princeton, N.C., 27569.

Condolences may be sent to the family at parrishfh.com.


Published in Obituaries on September 28, 2010 1:48 PM