Clifford Lee Talbert, Sr

Clifford Lee Talbert, Sr., 85, of Mountain Grove, Missouri departed this life on July 15, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born October 10, 1934 in Clear Springs, Missouri, to Lee E. and Ruth Bell (Weaver) Talbert. 
Clifford served his country in the United States Army for two years and then went on to serve in the United States Air Force until he received an honorable medical discharge after an additional nine years of service.  He was a jet aircraft mechanic and received numerous medals and awards for his accomplishments.
Clifford was united in marriage to Florence Ella Castor in Kansas City, Missouri in 1956, and to this union six children were born, Ricky, Deborah, Roger, Garry, Clifford Jr., and John.  After Florence’s death, Clifford married Teofrida Duran on August 7, 1993 in Dumaguete, Philippines.
Along with his first wife, those who preceded him in death were his parents; stepmother, Lora Talbert; and his brother, Richard Talbert.
Those surviving are his loving wife of 27 years, Teofrida; children, Ricky L. Talbert and wife, Christy, of Strafford, MO, Deborah R. Talbert of Nixa, MO, Roger E. Talbert of Doniphan, MO, Garry W. Talbert and wife, Donna, of Memphis, MO, Clifford L. Talbert, Jr. and wife, Debbie, of Strafford, MO and John W. Talbert and wife, Kim, of Willow Springs, MO; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Clifford loved spending time with Teofrida, driving the countryside, and enjoying nature.  He found amusement in people-watching at Wal-Mart and while watching television.  While visiting the Philippines, Clifford loved sitting by the ocean and watching the waves come in and the boats going out.  He enjoyed eating out, and especially family gatherings and time spent with his great-grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed.
Graveside services were held on July 20, 2020 at Willow Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Willow Springs, Missouri.  Memorial donations may be made to Clear Springs Church and left at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed at

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