of Mountain Home, AR
August 3, 2021
Bobby "Bob" Gene Talburt was born January 30, 1938 in Henderson, Arkansas to Luther W. and Dora Talburt. He is survived by one sister Sue Walkup of Norman, Oklahoma, One sister-in-law June Scott, one son Roger Talburt and one daughter Michelle Talburt all of Mountain Home, two grandchildren Hanna Talburt and Aaron Talburt of Fayetteville, Arkansas and a host of many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Wilma Jeane (Lane) Talburt, sisters Louise Martin and Florence Baker, in laws-Coy and Ethel Lane, R.L. Martin, Ed Walkup, Bernie and Geneva (Jenny) Watkins, Earl and Bobby Lane, Ken and Kelsa Lane, Jim and Jerry Bilyeu, Wanda (Bonnie) and Doug Sasseen, Ken and Donna Martin and Jim Scott. Spending his younger years in Henderson he went to Mountain Home School where he graduated and was proud to be a Bomber and to be a part of the 1955 All Conference Football squad. After high school he spent two years at Arkansas Tech studying Business Administration, after college he worked at the National Fish Hatchery in Norfork. In 1959 he married Wilma Lane of Gamaliel, Arkansas. Also, in 1959 he found his niche and went to work for Hackler Men's Store on the square in Mountain Home. After 4 years he bought the store and changed the name to Talburt's Men's Store. In 1975 Bob founded Bob's Britches that catered to the young market in the area. In addition to his retail success, he was a founding member and part owner of Indian Creek Subdivision, former president of the Rotary Club, member of the City Council and Charter Member of the Elk's Lodge 1714. In 1982 Bob moved to Destin, Florida where he became a resort sales manager. He moved on to Hilton Head, SC and then on to Lake Ozark, MO where he retired as sales manager. Bob returned home in 1999 to enjoy his family, friends, fishing the area lakes and rivers, and if there was a card game nearby that is where he would be. Bob was a native of the area and proud of his life-long friends and especially proud of his two grandchildren Hanna and Aaron. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to The Bomber Booster Club or The American Cancer Society. A celebration of life will be held August 10th at 2:00pm at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Mountain Home. Dress is casual. Burial will be private at Bean Cemetery Gamaliel, Arkansas.
RIP my friend. Good times remembered.
I am so saddened to hear about Mr.Talburt- I have such fond memories of going to his store and buying something for my dad. I always thought that he and his wife were such a great- looking couple! He will be missed- my sympathies to the family.
Our deepest sympathies to your huge loss, your Dad was a great influence on all our lives. Prayers are with you all and family.
Michelle and Roger prayers for you an family during this difficult time
Prayers for family and friends. I did not personally know Bob, but if Roger and Michelle are anything like him, Im sure he will be missed. Sorry for your loss.
My deepest sympathy to the family. Prayers to all, Bob will be missed, he was very special to me ❤ to all!
Our sympathy and condolences to Bob's family especially to Roger and Michele. Kay and Jack Wilson
Do not have the words to say how sorry I am. Bob was always good to me. I thought the world of him.
Always a smile and something positive to say.
My deepest heartfelt sympathy to Roger, Michelle and family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow and I will always cherish the memories of your father and his warm smile and the many conversations and wisdom he has shared with me over the years. He will be missed by many. Love and hugs to you all.
Our thoughts and prayers to all the family at this sad time. He will be fondly remembered as a friendly man with a great smile.
Michelle, Deeply sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Bob and hearing his stories of the old days. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Roger and Michelle,I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Bob. He was a great guy.Many prayers for you all.Donna Whitaker
Michelle and Family,So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Roger, Michelle and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your dad, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your family at this sad and difficult time.
Bob and I were classmates and remained friends all these years. I knew and loved his parents, too. Love and prayers for his family
I remember Mr Talburt from my high school years. TALBURTS MENS STORE was the only place yiu could get cool clothes in town and Bob was very accommodating and helpful. He will be missed. Tim Fitzmaurice
Roger and family, So sorry for the loss of your dad. Please accept our condolences. You have our deepest and heartfelt sympathy at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,Mike and Dianna Roller
Oh my, so very sorry to hear this. He was a wonderful person and businessman. He was an outstanding haberdasher! He knew his clients and exactly how to perfectly attire each one of them. Rip, my friend. ❤️ prayers for all the family!
Roger & Michelle, You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.
Roger, Michelle and family, So sorry for the loss of Bob. He was sweet guy and gentleman. Love Dolly
Knew Bob and family over 50 years,,,,was neighbor and with the store, A great family and always so nice. Sympathy to Roger and all, losing your parents is hard,
Very sorry for the families loss I’ve known him my whole life
When I think of Bob I always smile ..he and my dad were not only cousins they were friends…Many times I watched daddy & Bob load up and head out to the lake for some fishing…my deepest sympathies to those who loved Bob …May the Lord comfort during this time of grief …
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. Your Dad and Mom were so friendly and I remember them as always having a smile when I saw them. He will be missed.
Uncle Bob!!!!! I sure was crazy about you! And I will miss you. Love from your niece Susan ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
I remember enjoying my visits to Bob’s Clothing Store when a youngster. I really liked Bob.
Michelle, Roger and Family,I am so sorry for your loss of your Dad. Bob was a wonderful man who lived his life well and with meaning. May you find comfort and peace in those around you who's lives he touched. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all,Sandy Stromberg
Bob was a high school classmate of mine. My condolences to family and friends.
My deepest condolances to each of you. May you find comfort in the many memories and the love you all share. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
So Sad to loose a Very Special Friend,And Classmate of 1956.We grew up together and have so many Great Memories.Will miss our weekly Telephone visits.,and will sure miss him at our 65th Class Reunion next month.RIP Bob.Love and Prayers to all the family. Velara
My heartfelt sympathy to all. He loved his family, his community and will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers in this difficult time, loves.