Paul L. Talbert

October 06, 1927 ‒ February 18, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio
Formerly of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Paul L Talbert, 89, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017.  He was fighting his fourth cancer.

Paul was born October 6, 1929 in Des Moines, Iowa.  Formerly from Upper Arlington, he spent his retired years living in Sunbury, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife Louise, his children Carol Talbert (Cliff) Torrie and Fredrick (Christy) Talbert, grandchildren, Joshua Talbert, Paul (Erin) Torrie, Rachel Torrie (David) Owen, his brother Lloyd (Marilyn)Talbert, sister, Donna Talbert Bestland, brother in law, Glenn Crosby, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Paul worked for Tom Cannon Company until he retired at 65.  He also worked for, The Ohio State University at the Center for Tomorrow, for many years.

His passions were camping, gardening, OSU football and his family and friends.  He was an active gardener and grew lots of vegetables, so that he could share his fresh produce with everyone.

He traveled all over the United States with family members and friends, with his many different campers, over the last sixty years.

On Saturday, March 11th, 2017 from one to three at Christian Fellowship Church 5970 Godown Road Columbus, Ohio 43235, for greeting hours for friends and family. Service to follow at three in the afternoon.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to, Youth for Christ 3630 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43214 or you can go online at and donate.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Mr. Talbert’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at

  • We love you. We will miss you greatly.
    You have given us many treasured memories.
    You have always been a kind funny and generous man.
    Thank you for blessing our lives.
    May God comfort and bring peace to all the family.

  • So sorry what happened to your dad, cancer and then death. Carol, you did a wonderful job balancing your life around helping your father. I am sure that God has been smiling down at you, and you can be at peace. You will miss him, as will your mother, but he is in God’s hands now, and all will be well. God bless you, my friend. Love, Carol Wood