Clarence F. Talbert Jr.
Published 12:01 am Wednesday, September 28, 2022
JENNINGS — Mr. Clarence F. Talbert Jr. departed this life peacefully at the age of 72 on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Clarence was the fifth of fifteen children born to the union of Clarence F. Talbert, Sr. and Elizabeth A. Talbert in Fenton, La., on Feb. 3, 1950. He attended Katie B. Thomas High School and went on to serve his community as Fire Chief of the Village of Fenton for many years. After his service in Fenton, he held various positions including working for R&R Construction and most notably becoming the first African American Constable in Jefferson Davis Parish from 2009-2014. He was proud and honored to continue his commitment to service until his health urged him to retirement. He remained a pillar in his community, always generously dedicated to helping anyone in need without hesitation; lending his time, skills, and remarkable sense of humor to anyone who called on him. He accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age and was exemplary in his demonstration of values and character to those around him. In his spare time, Clarence loved being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman; loved to joke and make others laugh; and his greatest joys came from spending time with friends and family.
Clarence is survived by his seven children, Stephanie Schlesinger (Anthony) of Lake Charles, La., Stacy Talbert of Fenton, La., Torey Ethridge of Jennings, La., Deanna Alfred (Brian Keith) of Port Allen, La., Donna Talbert of Lake Charles, La.; Clarence James Talbert, (December) of Lake Charles, La.; and Megan Joy Talbert of Lake Charles, La.; their mother, Retha L. Talbert of Lake Charles, La.; 16 grandchildren Caleb, Shawna, Trevor, Taretha, Trevonte, Delicia, Terrencia, Nila, Tavin, Arthur, Khalia, Davion, Dasia, Kierra, Curley, and Logan; 8 great-grandchildren, Kylyn, Aubrey, Avah, Cason, Tristen, Davion, Tinsley and Camille; 8 brothers, Chester Talbert (Lois) of Reynolds, Ohio, Freddie Talbert (Debora) of Lake Charles, La., Jessie Talbert of Beverton, Ore., Hosea Talbert (Dianne) of San Antonio, Texas, Charles Talbert (Wilda) of Sulphur, La., Jasper Talbert (Mary) of Moss Bluff, La., Robert Talbert of San Marcos, Texas, and Darrell Talbert (Lisa) of Canal Winchester, Ohio; 4 sisters, Brenda Goodly (Morris) of Lake Charles, La., Annie Guillory (August) of Welsh, La., Ella Mae Talbert of Fontaria Calif., and Barbara Talbert of Fenton, La.; his godchildren, Julie Bennett, Yavanette Rippy and Shaun Talbert; his long time best friend, Mr. Kent Fontenot of Kinder, La.; and numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Fields Talbert Sr.; his mother, Elizabeth A. Talbert; two brothers, Joseph Talbert and Amos Talbert; grandson, Marques Talbert; granddaughter, Destiny Lemonia; sister-in-law, Cecelia Talbert; son-in-law, Terrence Ethridge; and son-in-law, Curley Drake Sr.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a funeral service on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Matthews and Son Funeral Home, 511 N Cutting Ave, Jennings, La. Visitation will begin on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will resume on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews and Son Funeral Home.