Roy E. Talbott, 92, of Sedalia, died Monday, November 16, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.

Born May 28, 1923, in Linn Creek, he was the son of the late Ora Elvin and Elsie Elva (Lingle) Talbott. On October 15, 1951 in Munich, Germany, he married Irmgard Walter, who preceded him in death on February 17, 2005.

Roy was a 1939 graduate of Warrensburg High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in Sedalia in 1942, serving during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He retired from the Army after 22 years of service with the rank of Sergeant First Class. His many decorations included a Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific ribbons – one silver, two bronze – occupation medals, victory medals, and medal for humane action. After retiring from the service, he served as a deputy sheriff for Pettis County. Roy was active in many organizations. His many memberships included: D.A.V. – Show Me State #21; V.F.W. Post 2591, American Legion Post 16 (past commander), 40 & 8 Voiture Locale #333, Granite Lodge #272 AF & AM (past master), Sedalia Chapter #18 RAM (Past High Priest), Sedalia Council #42 (Past Illustrate Master), St. Omer Commandery #11 KT (Past Commander), Sedalia Chapter #57 O.E.S. (Past Patron), A&A Scottish Rite Valley of Kansas City, MO, Ararat Temple of Kansas City, MO, Sedalia Scottish Rite Club, Sedalia Shrine Club, Knight York Cross of Honour Priory #17, Knight Mason of Gates of Derry #82, and the Rawhide Knights Masonic Motorcycle Club. He was also bestowed the title of “Kentucky Colonel”.

He is survived by two daughters, Sandra K. Talbott, of Kansas City, MO and Donna L. Talbott, of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Judy Talbott, of Sedalia; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lloyd, Raymond and Wayne Talbott; and a sister, Ruth Whittle.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Crown Hill Cemetery with Jason Veale officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, followed by a Masonic service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Granite Lodge #272, or the Veterans Assistance League, in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.