January 25, 1935 - July 31, 2021
John Thomas (Jay) Talburt After a long struggle and misery from prostate cancer Jay passed away on July 31, 2021. Jay was born on Jan. 25, 1935 in a small log house in McDonald County Missouri. In 1952 his dad left the farm and moved the family to Roseburg. Jay graduated from Roseburg High School class of 1953. For a time Jay worked at Evans Products plywood mill in Winchester. He was drafted into the US Army in 1957 and spent a year in Germany. After the army Jay purchased a new Harley Davison motorcycle and he and his good friend Ralph Bebeau toured the United States on an 11000 mile trip. Returning from the road trip Jay worked at Eugene Veneer in Glide for a time and then worked for JR Standley driving a lowboy. He then worked for Douglas County Lumber Co. driving a log truck until he retired. In 1963 Jay married Carol Henry and from this union was born a son Curtis along with three stepdaughters. In 1972 Jay married the love of his life Erma Hein and picked up three step daughters and a step son all who became a big part of his life. In the mid 1980's, Jay and Erma purchased a run down motel in Sutherlin and lived there and ran it while it was remodeled. In Jay's younger days he loved to go elk and deer hunting with his dad and brothers in Eastern Oregon. He killed several nice elk and mule deer on these trips. He also loved to take young grandchildren bass fishing in the lower Umpqua river. Jay was a great guy to be around with a great sense of humor and a sharp practical mind but he could also be hard nosed when he wanted to. Jay was preceded in death by his wife Erma, his parents Pete and Flossie, sisters Pauline, Anna May, Norma, Geraldine and brother Bill. Also preceding him was step daughters Bridget Way and Tamera Way and grandson Jeffery Peterson. Jay is survived by his son Curtis (Gina) brothers Bob (Janice), Jim (Eileen), sister Betty Johnson and sister in law Jill Talburt. Also surviving is stepdaughter Deanna Goodman from his first marriage. Surviving from hsi second marriage is stepdaughters Sharla ( Gordon)Smith, Juleva (Randy) Peterson, Pam Wiley and stepson Ron (Caryn) Hein. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. He is survived by special friend and companion Mary Eckard. Granddog Brutus is going to miss the many loving hours and long walks he shared with Jay. Jay was a member of the Garden Valley Church of Christ. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. A guest book can be signed on-line at www.wilsonschapel.com/obituaries/John-Talburt/
John Thomas (Jay) Talburt After a long struggle and misery from prostate cancer Jay passed away on July 31, 2021. Jay was born on Jan. 25, 1935 in a small log house in McDonald County Missouri. In 1952 his dad left the farm and moved the family... View Obituary & Service Information
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