Marion Lee “Tim” Talton, 82, of the Nahunta community passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.
Funeral service will be held Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. Visitation will follow the service.
Tim was born in Wayne County on January 14, 1939 to the late Mac Duffie Talton and Bertha Lee Talton. He was a professional baseball player with the Kansas City Athletics. He also retired from Keebler Cookie Company after 30 years of service. He enjoyed umpiring softball games, college baseball and working at the fair. Tim loved planting flowers, working in the garden and driving the tractor. He worked part time at Lane Tree Golf Course as a Marshall and attended Union Grove FWB Church in Fremont.
He is survived by his son, Rusty Talton and wife, Tammy; one daughter, Shelly Pagnella; one brother, Cyrus Talton and wife, Sheila; three grandchildren, Rusti Talton Rayburn and husband, Patrick Rayburn, Paige Peele and Kelly Ezzell and husband, Chris; five great-grandchildren, Leah, Karah and Halle Rayburn and Cohen and Haylee Ezzell and a special friend, Annette Howell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Annette S. Talton and a brother, Norwood Talton.
The family would like to express their thanks to Kitty Askins Hospice Center for the care and compassion they provided.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27533.
The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.