William “Bill” A. Talbot, 71, of Davenport passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday at Glendale Cemetery, LeClaire. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday evening at Adventure Christian Community, Davenport with a memorial service beginning at 5:00 p.m. A time of fellowship will follow at the church until 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Bill was born on March 1, 1951 in Rock Island, Illinois to George “Butch” and Helen (Boyer) Talbot. He attended Pleasant Valley High School and later joined Job Corps. After completing his training, he moved to Louisiana where he worked on the barges. Upon returning to the Quad Cities, Bill worked at Brach’s Candy where he earned the title of “The Best Candymaker.” Bill later achieved his radio broadcasting degree from AIC and DJ’d for many years.
Bill was in recovery for over 32 years and was a friend of Bill W’s. He strived to help those around him who were also suffering from addiction and was a founder of William’s Hall, an AA group to help those in recovery. Bill loved his family and was especially proud of his grandchildren. He had a special bond with his granddaughter, Callista. He loved going to support his grandson Monty’s football endeavors, and was most recently planning on attending Monty’s “Player of the Year” awards ceremony. Bill was a sports fan, most importantly an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Vikings, and Chicago Cubs. He had a love and extensive knowledge of classic rock n’ roll, and music in general.
Those left to honor his memory are his wife, Ona of Davenport; children, Crystal Talbot of Moline, Cathie (Matt) Lienen of Davenport, Jeff (Gina Owens-Smith) Talbot of Davenport, Tiffany (fiancé, DJamilou) Talbot of Moline, Lindsay Frey of Davenport, Travis Talbot of Davenport, Troy Talbot of Davenport; 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Florence Talbot of Davenport, Jane Talbot of Davenport, Rosemary Mess of Princeton, Iowa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Tom Talbot, Bonnie Jackson, and Janet Smith; infant grandson, Xavier Frey; and close friend, Roger Tague.
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