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“So sorry for your loss thinking of you and your families. Love you all Tammy Kinder,Beulah Jones & Family ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Tammy Kinder - Charleston, WV

“So sorry to hear about Sam.My husband, Jim Hammock, was the Terminal Manager for AlleghenyFreight Lines in Charleston, WV, so he new all the truckers...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Mrs. James A. Hammock - Strasburg, VA

“So sorry to hear of his passing. He was good man and a great friend to my father Rick Blaylock ... I have a lot of respect for him. may god be with...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: beth blaylock - orgas, WV

“Greg & Tonyia, so sad to see your Dad's passing. He was just the nicest person. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Patty Raynes - Columbia, SC

“Really sorry to hear about your dad, my thoughts are with your family. I remember how sweet he was when we were growing up. Cherish all those...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: joni (haynes) walls - SC - Friend

“I will miss him he was a great man I loved his sense of humor. RIP Bunkie ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Wanda Carney - Charleston, WV

“My deepest sympathy are with you all. Bunky was a wonderful man, a great part of my childhood. I pray God's loving arms surround and lift you up in...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Patsy Ballard - Charleston, WV

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Sam "Bunkie" Talbert 84 of Charleston passed away April 2, 2016 with his family by his side.
Sam was drafted in 1952 to the US Army at 20 years of age. Following basic training he served 12 months in Korea with the 17th Inf. Reg 7th Div. In late 1953 General Trudeau presented Corporal Talbert with the Silver Star for Gallantry while at war. He is also credited a Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, 2 battle Stars, Good conduct Medal and many Standard awards for Foreign Service. Sam was known as being a hero who fought one of the deadliest battles known as "Pork Chop Hill." He lead his squad into a strategic enemy held artillery barrage and took back The US Army position by providing cover fire. Talbert himself is credited with killing over 200 enemy troops.
After his years in the military he retired from Cook Motor Lines with more than 30 years of service. He was also a charter and lifetime member of The Teamsters Local, number 0061.
He was preceded in death by his parents Alpha and Sam Talbert, Sr. His memory will be cherished by his devoted son Greg Talbert and wife Joyce; daughter Tonyia; grandchildren, Tiffany, Travis, Dustin, Megan, Jennifer and Jason; great grandchildren, Shalya and Brooklyn and many brothers, sister, nieces and nephews who are also left to mourn his passing.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Golden Living, Glasgow for the excellent care his received and making him part of their family.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday April 6, 2016 at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with Pastor Wesley Holden officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to services on Wednesday.
The family will accept online condolences at:
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Talbert Family.