Dennis L. Talley, 68, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 8:40 P.M. on January 3, 2019 at his residence. He was born January 10, 1950 in Carrollton, Illinois to the late Virgil E. and Pearl J. (Long) Talley. He married Ruby (Weaver) Talley on December 2, 1972 in Otterville, Illinois. They were blessed with 46 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, Dennis is survived by his sons, Britt Talley and wife, Valerie of Stonington, Illinois and Matt Talley and wife, Amber of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Cody Talley and wife, P.J., Kailey Talley and fiancé, Tim, Kelsey Talley, Tempa Talley, Jerika Talley, and Adelia Talley; great-grandchildren, Chloe Talley and Addison Talley; brothers, Richard Talley and Darrel Talley and wife, Dorothy; sisters, Carol Spencer and Cindy Kreig and fiancè, Jay; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Dennis proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. He was a tire and truck parts salesman and was a member of East Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Bluford. Dennis loved the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who he loved dearly. He will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him.
A Greeting of Family and Friends will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at First Freewill Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Memorial Service will follow with Reverend Ronnie Mitchell and Reverend Ronnie Mick officiating. Inurnment will be held Monday, January 14, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Camp Butler National Cemetery with Major Jenny Nielsen officiating. Full Military Honors will be conducted at the cemetery. Memorials may be made in Dennis’ honor to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight and will be accepted at Hughey Funeral Home or may be mailed to 57 Country Place Springfield, Illinois 62703.