Billy Ray Talton

    Birth Date: 09/14/1936
    Deceased Date: 10/10/2022

    Smithfield – Billy Ray Talton “The Great Billy Ray” age 86, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2022,
    in the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Born September 14, 1936, in Johnston County he was a son of the late Sollie and Mae Talton. He is preceded in death by his brothers; Ralph, Edward and Earl Talton, son Tony Ray Talton and his daughter, Mickie Dickenson. Billy served his God and Country in the United States Army.

    He attended church at the Smithfield Church of God. Billy enjoyed playing the harmonica and he loved listening to country music. He also enjoyed watching westerns and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family, whom he loved dearly. Billy was a proud man and also a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed by all his loved ones and friends.

    A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in Knollwood Memorial Park in Clayton with Rev. J. Dan Hudson officiating.

    He is survived by his loving wife, Rachel Radford Talton, son, Jimmy Strickland and (wife Tina) of Micro, daughter, Vickie Oeters (husband Chris) of Raleigh, son-in-law, Jamie Dickenson, sister, Dorothy Pearce of Dover, granddaughter, Blake Oeters, as well as many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

    Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions may be sent to the SECU Hospice House of Smithfield, 520 Hospital Road, Smithfield, NC, 27577.

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