Lyle Talbert peacefully passed away on January 21, 2021, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born on February 23, 1953, the son of Rex and Nellie Talbert.
Lyle was brought up in Greentop, MO where he attended and graduated from Schuyler County High School in 1971. He worked for several years at Florsheim Shoe Company and Kraft Foods and also worked as a private construction contractor. Lyle coached summer baseball in Novinger when his boys were young, while also volunteering his time with the Novinger Rural Fire Department and the Boy Scouts of America. Lyle enjoyed the camaraderie of hunting with his family and friends. He also enjoyed fixing things; from the smallest gadget to a home, he could do it all. Because of Lyle's tall stature, he was affectionately known by many as Big Dog. But don't let the nickname fool you. Lyle was a kind, caring, quiet and thoughtful man with a humbleness of which society seems in short supply.
Lyle is survived by his partner of 45 years, Carol Talbert; sons, Micheal Lawrence of Columbia, MO and Justin Talbert of Novinger, MO; sisters, Cheryl Goldsberry and Marsha Drury of Greentop, MO; grandchildren, Dalton Lawrence and Skyler Lawrence; great-granddaughter, Lanie Lawrence; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Lene, Chrystal Shaver, Jay and Brenda Schilling, Roger Shaver and Nancy Heck, Randy and Jeanne Shaver; daughter-in-law, Tracy Lawrence; special cousins, Doyle and Pauline Talbert, and many loved and appreciated nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Nellie Talbert; sisters, Donna Meeker and Jeanie Talbert; his son, Troy Lawrence; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Doris Shaver; nephews, Cory, David, Rodney and Steven; brothers-in-law, Bill Goldsberry, Ronnie Drury, Stanley Shaver and Paul Shaver.
It was Lyle's request to be cremated and, due to concerns regarding Covid, for a service and celebration of life to be held in the springtime.
Memorials may be sent to A Simplified Funeral Solutions.