James P. Talley, Jr

In Memorial

It was February 24, 1940 when Mr. and Mrs. James Pearson Talley, Sr. (now deceased) became proud parents of their only child, James Pearson Talley, Jr. Talley attended school in the Montgomery, Alabama area. He then left Alabama with his parents and moved to Chicago, Illinois where he finished his education. He left Chicago and moved to Columbus, worked and retired from The Ohio State University after 22 years of service.

James loved his family dearly. He enjoyed traveling on the open road, no place was too far to get to his family. The fourth weekend of every July was his Christmas, it was the family reunion. The family reunion didn’t start until “Pep” arrived. He enjoyed listening to blues, fishing and playing his favorite song, Down Home Blues. You see the hats turned backward? He started that fad because he loved to be fresh and clean. He was soooo cool. He would give all the ladies special names, especially China Doll. Talley was so special to so many. My Talley never met a stranger.

James is proceeded in his death by his parents, two daughters, three grandsons, and a great-grandson

James leaves to cherish his memory is his loving and dedicated wife for 20 years, Marilyn;, five sons, Michael, Pearson, Royal (Vanessa), Marico, and Monty Talley; three daughters, Vernita, Myretta Talley-Drane and Tondelea Talley; 20 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; In-laws, Lois (Clarence) Glover, Joyce (Terry) Townes, and Billy Drew; special uncle, Lendyburgh (Vicky) Talley; special cousins, Henry Talley, Raymond Talley, Juanita Hawes, Joyce Russell, Pat Brooks, and Talley Brooks; Goddaughter, Charlene Hawes, Godson, Athel Perkins; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Friday, December 4, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. In times of distress we need comfort that soothes our hearts. May the peace of God guard your hearts.

  2. Rest In Peace Uncle Pep I Love You

  3. Praying for your family this is Paulette married to William Vincent Griffin who is punch son.

  4. Lolita M. Thomas

    On behalf of Local 4501, Marilyn, family and friends of Mr. James P. Talley, Jr., know that you are in the prayers and thoughts of the Local officers and staff. God’s Love and Peace embrace you and keep you.

  5. Praying for you and your family during this time. Earth knows no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Be encouraged in the Lord.

  6. On behalf of the Hall Family, We are sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to Pep’s entire family. His infectious smile, smooth demeanor and heart full of so much love for everyone, will truly be missed. May God’s grace, mercy and peace, comfort you during this challenging time. We love you Pep.

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