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Mac Talton, 85, resident of Van Crest Assisted Living, Van Wert, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert, Ohio.
The son of the late Ransom Talton and Donie (Ferrell) Talton, Mac was born on September 12, 1932, in Wayne County, NC. Mac was the youngest of five children and grew up in the Lucama/Wilson, NC area.
After graduating high school, Mac served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He was stationed in the US 1953 - 1955 and in Korea 1955 - 1958.
On March 21, 1955, he married Joyce Ann Pope Talton who preceded him in death on September 18, 2005.
Once home from Korea, Mac invested himself in a career in Human Resources/Personnel Management for several employers, the last being Eaton (formerly Aeroquip) . He and Joyce moved to Van Wert in the late 1980's- their last and final move after having lived all over the country.
Wherever he lived, Mac was a faithful member of his church serving as Sunday School teacher, deacon, supply pastor, VBS counselor, and visitation minister. Mac loved the Lord and he loved people- and he was always sensitive to opportunities to share and introduce those two loves.
Mac is survived by two daughters; Pamela J. Rethwilm and husband, Craig B. of Johns Creek, GA, Paula T. Caldwell and husband Paul C. of Harrisonburg, VA; a son, Phillip M. Talton of Van Wert, Ohio,; two grandchildren; Allison Talton, and Devin M. Talton; one great-grandchild, Aiden, two sisters; Lois Murray of Lucama, NC, Ilene Howell of Fayetteviille, NC; sister in-law, Janice Williams of Jefferson, NC; two brothers-in-law; Don Pope and wife Georgia of Garner, NC; Jerry Pope and wife Eunice of Thomasville, NC; several nieces and nephews.. Also left to remember him are special family friends, Kendra and David German and their family of Van Wert, Ohio.
A Celebration of Mac's life and a Witness to the Resurrection will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 705 South Washington St., Van Wert , Ohio, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Kurt Klingbell officiating.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Brickner Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to CHP Inpatient Hospice Center,1159 Westwood Drive, Van Wert, Ohio
Thanks be to God for the gift of Mac and his life here among us.