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Gerald Baker Talkington

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Feb. 11, 1937 - March 12, 2011

FERRIS - Graveside services for Gerald Baker Talkington, 74, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Ferris Memorial Park North Cemetery in Ferris.

Born Feb. 11, 1937 in Dallas, the son of Curtis Lavell and Gladys Maurine Baker Talkington, he passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011 in a Fort Worth hospital.

He married Patricia Dishman on May 1, 1976 in Ferris. He was a veteran of the Texas National Guard 49th Armory Division.

He owned and operated the City Pride Car Wash for 25 years. He was a Baptist.

He was a past mayor of Ferris, was on city council in Ferris, and was a past president of the Ferris Chamber of Commerce.

He was a member of the Waxahachie Historical Board, the Ellis County Historical Board, the Greater Dallas South Association, and the Palo Pinto Historic Foundation.

He was a charter member of the North Texas Region Classic Car Club, and a charter member of the Packard’s North Texas Car Club.

He was a founding member of the Brazos Foundation. He was a lover of old cars and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years Pat Talkington of Mineral Wells; two nieces and numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Brazos Foundation at PO Box 901, Mineral Wells, TX 76068, the Historic Mineral Wells Foundation at PO Box 1204, Mineral Wells, TX 76068, or Life Gift at 1701 River Run Suite 300, Fort Worth, TX 76107 in his memory.

Condolences may be left at www.bcbfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home.

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