Vernon Leslie Tallant Obituary

Mr. Vernon Leslie Tallant entered eternal rest on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, surrounded by family and loved ones at his home in Cove, Arkansas. He was born on Thursday, April 1, 1943, to Marvin and Bessie Tallant at his family home in Winthrop, Arkansas.

His family moved working in the fields harvesting crops, construction building houses, while his father was a pastor. The family lived in Lovington, New Mexico in 1958 where Vernon worked in a grocery store and became a butcher at 14. While working there, he met and married his life companion, Linda Cross, while living in Lovington. Vernon and Linda raised three children living and traveling through many states before settling in Cove, Arkansas on January 1, 1976. His final business venture was Vern’s Meat Processing. It was a Cove staple for over 10 years before retiring. Vernon and Linda enjoyed traveling to new places visiting their children and grandchildren. Vernon’s legacy to his children is an incomparable work ethic and support and love for family. He loved playing music with his friends, gardening, fishing and hunting. He was known for his love of music sharing his talent with many. Vernon was a self-taught lead guitar player and musician playing strictly by ear.

Vernon is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Bessie Tallant. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Linda Tallant, daughter, Leslie and Mark Davis of Cove, Arkansas; grandson Marty and Morgan Davis; great grandson Mason, and great granddaughter Maggie; daughter, Kim and Steve Baker of Wichita Falls, Texas; granddaughter Casey and Caleb Parker; great granddaughters Zoie and Ariel, granddaughter, Brandy Baker and great grandson Hayden, son, Darin and Angela Tallant of Charles Town, West Virginia; granddaughter, Abby Tallant; brothers, Melvin Tallant of Winthrop, Arkansas, Louise Tallant of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Ollen Tallant of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Garland Tallant of Horatio, Arkansas; and multiple aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, too numerous to mention.

The family of Vernon Tallant are asking in lieu of flowers donations be made to Elite Hospice of Mena, Arkansas. Donations may be mailed to, 602 Dequeen Street Mena, Arkansas 71953.

There will be a memorial service held, Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., at the Christ’s Church in Cove, Arkansas, with Pastor Daniel Labertew officiating.

Cremation services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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