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4520 Bosque Boulevard
Waco, TX 76710
Phone: 254-772-5272
Fax: 254-772-5695
Robert (Bob) Talley

Robert (Bob) Talley

Saturday, September 9th, 1933 - Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Robert (Bob) Talley, 85 of Waco, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 17, 2019. Bob was born on a farm near Moody, Texas on September 9, 1933, to Walter and Louella Talley. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters; Dorothy Eck, Frances Adams, and Betty Carter.

He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Peggy Talley, and four children; Son, Joel & wife Johnna Talley of Bosqueville; Daughter, Julie Lynch of Waco; Son, Gary Talley and fiancée Maria Esau of McGregor; and Daughter, Jena and husband Jimmy Peebles of Kingsland. Bob was further blessed with, and dearly loved by, his sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

In addition to his life-long service to the Lord, Bob proudly and honorably served his country, joining the Air Force in 1952. His near ten years of service took him to Korea, Alaska, Enewetak, and Mobile, Alabama, where he met the love of his life, Peggy Poole. They were married on Dec 31, 1955.

Few can match Bob’s love of the great outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, skiing boating, and piloting airplanes. He shared his love for the outdoor activities with family and friends, organizing countless ski trips, fishing trips, as well as boating and camping adventures.

Many knew Bob as the co-owner of Specialty Marine in Waco. After retirement, he and Peggy spent many summers in the Rocky Mountains, Bob’s favorite place on earth. He was known there as “Captain Bob” where he worked as a boat captain and tour guide at Lake Jackson in the Grand Teton National Park.

Bob loved serving the Lord. He was both Deacon and bus driver at his church. Both roles he joyfully filled for many years.

The family invites you to a celebration of Bob’s life beginning at 1:00 pm, February 2, 2019 at Western Heights Baptist Church. There will be a visitation following the service.

A special thank you to the “Earthly Angels” at Brazos Kidney Center, Bluebonnet Home Health, and Providence Hospice Center who provided such loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Western Heights Baptist Church.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 |
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
    Western Heights Baptist Church
    6301 Bosque Blvd.
    Waco , TX 76710
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    Visitation with the family will follow the service
  • Service

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 1:00pm
    Western Heights Baptist Church
    6301 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Kip Osborne


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Posted at 05:49pm
I have the fondest of memories of Mr. Talley. He took me on my first snow skiing trip and taught me to water ski. Especially as an adult, I appreciate the time he took working with us church kids! He was a lot of fun! I love Mr Talley and this family dearly. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

JoBetsy Tyler

Posted at 07:27pm
Gary...God bless your father, you and all your family and loved ones. I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, always. God's blessings, Tami Segars Ott

The Ellison Family

Posted at 11:17am
Peggy and Family - What a joy it was to know Bob and serve with him at Western Heights! He was such an encouragement to our entire family in his words and actions. Always fun to share a laugh and a smile with him. My kids will not forget the bus trips with Bob. We are grateful for the time we had with him. We are praying for your entire family - that God would surround you with His love and comfort and you would know He is there. With our love, Troy, Cynthia, Rachel, Garrett, Hannah, Jordan, Amanda & Sarah

Suzie Devorsky

Posted at 09:27pm
To the family, my condolences for your loss of such a wonderful man. I have such fond memories of the ski trips I made with the youth group in the late 80's to Wolf Creek where Mr. Talley taught me to really ski, and staying at South Fork where I learned to make cheese enchiladas (his recipe). Suzie Devorsky


Posted at 12:42pm
I worked for Mr. Talley back in the mid 70's at Waco Boat and Camper Sales. He was always a very good boss. Mrs. Talley, Joel, Julie, Gary, and Jena I send my heartfelt condolences. RIP Mr. Talley. SONNY JONES ROBINSON,TEXAS

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