Bruce Ray Talbott
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Bruce Ray Talbott died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on October 14, 2021, at his home in Walhalla, South Carolina, after a long battle against lymphoma. The son of Ray and Betty Talbott, Bruce was born in Galion, Ohio, in 1952. He graduated from Galion High School in 1971 and lived in Galion until he moved to South Carolina in 2014. He enlisted in the Air Force National Guard after high school and served for seven years, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Bruce trained as medic in the Guard, which sparked an interest in medicine and led Bruce to study nursing for two years at Ohio State University. Bruce was a member of the American Legion, where he served four terms as Commander, two terms as Army Navy commander, and also served as Chaplain. Bruce proudly served as a member of the Galion Crestline Military Funeral Detail for seven years. Bruce was a man of many talents and could do anything he set his mind to. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Sharleen Marie Flowers and her husband, Gene. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Richie Talbott; son Dennis Talbott; daughter Aimee Talbott and her husband, Stacy Groves; daughter Ryanne Talbott; grandchildren Nicolas Talbott, Isabella Talbott, Zane Bali, Laith Bali, Shea Talbott, Grace Talbott, Shea Groves, Khailyr Talbott, and Keahley Talbott; niece Krista Elgin and her husband, Kevin; nephew Jeff Flowers and his wife, Sue; and nephew Bryan Hallett and his wife, Brandy. A celebration of Bruce's life will be held in Ohio on November 6 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the American Legion, 118 S. Market Street, Galion, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ohio State University Foundation, for Lymphoma Research Fund #301910, PO Box 710811, Columbus, OH 43271; or the OMH Foundation, for Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC 29672.