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Rev. Dr. J. William “Bill” Talbott

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The Rev. Dr. J. William “Bill” Talbott died March 26, 2018, in Delray Beach, Florida. A memorial service was held at Back River UMC with the Rev. Donna Lee Nelson officiating. Memorial services were also held in Florida.

 Though no longer a member of the Baltimore Washington Conference, Talbott grew up in the conference and had served churches for 17 years.

He was born in Pikesville to W. Charlton and Jean Talbott. His childhood church was Sudbrook UMC in Pikesville. When he was 17 he received his License to Preach.

He went to Frostburg State Teacher's College where he met his future wife, and then to American University followed by Wesley Theological Seminary where he received a Master's of Divinity. Later he earned his Doctorate of Ministry.

He served in the Baltimore-Washington Conference from 1962-1979, including United Methodist churches at Exeter Memorial; a three-point charge in Bolivar, W. Va., Roland Ave/Evergreen; Salem and Back River. 

“We’re not sure what we will miss most about Dad,” wrote his daughters as they listed several quirks of his personality. But, “what we will miss most about him is how loyal he was to his canine pets; how willing he was to help others, how through his eyes everyone, everyone is the same – god’s children.”

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joanne; daughters Tammy Crotts and the Rev. Alexis "Alex" Talbott; a niece and three nephews, their spouses and families. He is also survived by his sister.

Condolences may be sent to Joanne Talbott, 220 NW 7th Street, Delray Beach, FL or to her at:  .