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Billy Talbert

October 12, 1928 — July 1, 2019

Born in Dickson County, TN on October 12, 1928 Departed on July 1, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterFriday July 5, 2019 12:00pm to 1:00pmFuneral: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterFriday July 5, 2019 1:00pm
Billy Ralph Talbert

Born in Dickson County, TN on October 12, 1928

Departed on July 1, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Friday July 5, 2019 12:00pm to 1:00pmFuneral: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Friday July 5, 2019 1:00pm

Billy Ralph Talbert, age 90 passed away, Monday July 1, 2019. He was born October 12, 1928, one of thirteen children to James Calvin and Addie Valley Talbert on Little Barton's Creek in Dickson County, Tennessee. Mr. Talbert wished to be known as "A Boy from Barton's Creek". He attended grade school in Sylvia and graduated from high school in Dickson in 1948. Mr. Talbert joined the Air Force in 1948, where he served as a Staff Sergeant, and operated a urology clinic until 1952.

After leaving the Air Force, he attended Peabody College. Mr. Talbert obtained a Master's Degree in Hospital Administration from Northwestern University in Chicago. He served as Administrator of a hospital in Clinton, Missouri and went on to become Assistant Administrator of Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. Mr. Talbert was appointed a Director of Hospitals for Metropolitan Government of Nashville, Tennessee. After leaving this position in 1973, he went to North Carolina where he wrote the legislation to develop the State Emergency Care Management System.

Mr. Talbert finished his career in long-term care in North Carolina and Tennessee. His paper titled "Revised Theory of Gravity" was copyrighted by the Library of Congress, February 4, 2014. Mr. Talbert was preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty years, Marjorie Ann O'Kain of Charlotte, Tennessee.

Mr. Talbert is survived by his four children; Damon, Jade, Lori, and William. Many wonderful grandchildren also survive.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Friday, July 5, 2019, at 1 pm at the Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center Chapel. Interment will follow in the Sumner Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Friday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center 584 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com (615)-502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-5555.

2 Comments Glen Hamilton July 5, 2019 at 3:21 pm - Reply

From nephew Glen. Billy was another one of those really smart Talberts. It was a bit rare to have a masters degree in anything back in that era, but he did. Me being on the west coast and Billy in in the South, I never got to see him except at reunions and a couple other times, but I got to talk to him lately on the phone a few times. His knowledge and wit was as sharp as ever at 90 years old. We thank Uncle Billy for his service to health care and for his service to our country. He will be greatly missed.

Wil Talbert May 24, 2020 at 6:00 am - Reply

Thank you for those kind words Glen. I just read them tonight. I miss my mom and dad greatly.

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