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October 03, 2019


Jacob "Jake" Talley, Jr.
September 22, 1947 - October 3, 2019

Jacob Talley, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on October 3, 2019. He was a graduate of Bogalusa High School, class of 1965, and attended classes at both LSU and Southeastern Louisiana University. He voluntarily enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966 during the Vietnam Era, where he trained at Naval Justice School and became a Court Recorder/Reporter taking verbatim accounts of Court Martial Trials. After his service in the Marines, he also served in the Army Reserve, and then, the Louisiana National Guard.

He wore many hats in his time. Among them, he drove the student bus route to Southeastern Louisiana University, was an instructor in crane operations, was a timber buyer and former owner of Jacob Talley Forest Products, Inc., was a Lease Operator for Shell Oil Company, farmed, raised cattle, and was a nurseryman.

Jake was preceded in death by his mother- Myra Monroe Talley, his father- Jake Talley, Sr, his brother- Walter Talley, his sister- Dorothy Reynolds, and a baby son.

He is survived by his wife- Dera D. Talley, his son- Perry Talley (Michele Hickman Talley), his son- Todd Talley, his daughter- Victoria “Tori” Hoppen (Bryan Hoppen), and four grandchildren- Vivian Talley, Sam Talley, Harrison Hoppen, and William Hoppen.

He was a long time resident of the Rio community, later residing in the Lee's Creek community. He was a lifelong member of Palestine Baptist Church. His love for the outdoors was unmistakable. In spite of being a somewhat private person, he loved camping, gardening, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, boating, 4-wheeler trail riding, story telling, and any excuse to be with friends and family.

Services will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Visitation will be from 5 PM to 9 PM on October 5, 2019 and continue on October 6, 2019 from 8 AM until the Service at 2 PM. Interment will be at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogalusa.

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