Arthur “Art” Elwin Tallman, age 81, of Pascagoula passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 in Mobile, AL. He was born May 10, 1939 in Wolcott, Vermont and has been a resident of this area since 1979. Art was a United States Air Force Veteran after 21 years retiring as Tech Sergeant and having served during Vietnam. He was a former employee of over 9 years for Department of Defense at Pascagoula Naval Station. Art was a former Deputy Sherriff for Jackson County in the 1970’s and former Deacon of Bethel Assembly of God Church in Pascagoula. He was the owner of Art's Electric in Pascagoula for over 20 years. Art enjoyed volunteering and serving our community at Singing River Hospital and was a Chaplain for Singing River Rehab. He was a faithful and devoted Gideon and will be remembered as an easy-going spirit, with a serving soul, and good-hearted Christian man.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Doris Tallman; brother, Pete Tallman; one grandson, Austin Tallman.
Art is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bobbie Jean Tallman, Pascagoula; one daughter, Denise Tallman and her husband, Keith Davidovich, Pascagoula; two sons, Ron Emrick (Maida) Escatawpa; Brian Tallman Pascagoula; two brothers, Dorick Tallman, Vermont; Winston Tallman (Debbie), Alaska; sister, Sheila Dow, Alaska; four grandchildren, Jessica, Heather, Dillion (Sidney) and R. J.; one great grandson, Killian.
Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, 10:00-11:00am, at O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. Funeral Service will follow at 11:00am in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rodger Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Grove Cemetery in Orange Grove with military honors.
Due to the concerns of the COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be necessary. Those unable to attend may watch the funeral service livestream on the funeral home’s Facebook page or the service recording will be attached to the funeral home’s website after the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 2315, Pascagoula, MS 39569-2315.
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2 Corinthians “We are confident, I say, rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.”
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