Wendell Arlen Talley, 79, of Graham, Texas, and formally of Throckmorton, Texas, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Garden Terrace Healthcare Center in Graham. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Throckmorton with Rev. Peter Parker officiating. Burial will take place at Throckmorton Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes. A visitation is planned for Thursday evening, Sept. 19, from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home, located at 107 N. Austin in Throckmorton.
Wendell was born on Aug. 31, 1934, in Graham, Texas, to Lillian Grace (Nichols) and Wiley T. Talley, Jr. Wendell went to barber college in Fort Worth and after graduating worked at West Barber Shop in Fort Worth for many years. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Korean Conflict in 1954. He remained enlisted until 1957, at what time he was honorably discharged. He left from Treasure Island, Calif., to return to his home state of Texas to resume his life here. Wendell moved to Graham in 2007.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Lillian Talley.
Wendell is survived by a daughter, Tami M. Talley of Olney, Texas; two dear cousins, Louese and Sharon; and a host of other cousins.
Online condolences can be shared at www.smithfamilyfh.com.