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Talbot Walker

September 16, 1947 ~ February 8, 2020 (age 72)

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Talbot Edward “Tab” Walker, 72, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, formerly of Fremont, Missouri, was born, September 16, 1947, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, the son of Talbot A. and Anna S. (Moss) Walker.  He departed this life, Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Lee’s Summit Medical Center surrounded with love and family.

Tab attended the East Jefferson High School in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He was a United States Navy, Vietnam War Veteran earning three Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" for Heroic Achievement in Vietnam.

On April 26, 1976, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ludecke in New Orleans; they later divorced.

Tab was a River Boat Captain for the Missouri River Queen and the Spirit of St. Joseph.  He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #3118, Pleasant Hill, the Mobile Riverine Force Association, and the National Rifle Association.

Tab was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by one son, Talbot “Bo” (and Rosetta) Walker of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Kristen Main of Leeton, Missouri; four grandchildren, Chelsea Walker of Lee’s Summit, Rebekah Kirk and Morgan Main, both of Raytown, Missouri, and Hunter Talbot Walker of Pleasant Hill; one great grandchild, Damian Kirk; two brothers, Norman K. (and Cheryl) Walker of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Mark (and Mar) Walker of Stevens Point, Wisconsin;  two sisters, Cherry Blake, and Cindy (and Ralph) Rodriguez both of Metairie, Louisiana; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the funeral home.    The Final Salute Ceremony was conducted by Mr. Ron Beatty and the V.F.W. Post #3118 members. 

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550


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February 18, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home
203 N. Armstrong Street
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080

Funeral Service
February 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home
203 N. Armstrong Street
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080

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