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Don Talbot

September 21, 1938 ~ July 19, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Don Talbot, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed away peacefully at home on July 19, 2023, with family lovingly by his side.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Linda Talbot; children, Penny (Eric) Struebig and Ernie (Carina) Talbot; grandchildren, Ian (Kayla) Reynolds, Mason (Kristian) Talbot, Landon Talbot, Kayden Morris, Liam Talbot and Neveah Talbot; great-grandchildren, Hunter Talbot and Teagan Talbot; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who loved him dearly. He is preceded in death by his cherished parents, Orva and Earnest and siblings, Hale, Amy, Eunice, Estil, David, CH and Virgil.

Born and raised in New Florence, Don always felt a deep commitment to his community and with the support of his wife, Linda, they opened a joint barbershop and salon on Main Street early in his career. His shop was more than just a place to get a haircut; it was a haven where stories were shared, laughter echoed, and lifelong friendships forged. With his quick wit, contagious smile, and calming presence, he had a gift for making every client feel like family, transforming routine visits into memorable experiences. While Don’s barbershop held a special place in his heart, he was a jack of all trades and also founded the Talbot & Son construction company and worked with his son Ernie for many years. While he officially retired several years ago, he was still a constant presence on construction sites and proud to see his grandsons and great-grandsons continue the tradition in recent years. Don’s commitment to his community extended beyond his barbershop and construction company. He actively supported local initiatives, lending a helping hand whenever needed. His love for New Florence was unwavering, and his impact on the town and its people was immeasurable. 

Yet, amidst his devotion to the community, Don’s greatest love was reserved for his family. His wisdom and gentle spirit guided us through life's challenges, reminding us to embrace humor, resilience, and the importance of cherishing our family bonds. He always had a twinkle in his eyes and a mischievous smile that accompanied his playful antics while around his grandchildren. He was a beacon of light, even in challenging times, inspiring all who knew him and had an uncanny ability to bring smiles to the faces of those around him and lift spirits with his clever comebacks. 

Visitation will be on Saturday, July 22 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home in New Florence.  Masonic services will be held at 1:30 pm, followed the funeral service at 2:00 pm at the same location.  Burial will be at New Florence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New Florence Lions Club.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
July 22, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home
330 West Milton
New Florence, MO 63363

Masonic Service
Saturday
July 22, 2023

1:30 PM
Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home
330 West Milton
New Florence, MO 63363

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 22, 2023

2:00 PM
Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home
330 West Milton
New Florence, MO 63363

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