| Richard Lee Talbert, age 56, of Knoxville and formerly of New Sharon, Iowa, passed away at his home in Knoxville on Saturday, October 19, 2013.
Richard was born in Albia, Iowa, on July 12, 1957, the son of Merle and Wilma May (Mart) Talbert. Richard was raised in New Sharon and graduated from North Mahaska High School.
After high school Richard served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany. After his service Richard worked many types of construction. He was very handy and was very talented at painting and grain bin construction.
Richard enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, and western movies. He especially enjoyed riding his bicycle around Knoxville and spending time with his nieces and nephews.
Richard is survived by his mother, Wilma Talbert of New Sharon; his siblings, Mike (Heather) Talbert of New Sharon, Blain (Angie) Talbert of Dows, Anita Talbert of Montezuma, and Rhonda Lee Herman of Ottumwa. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews; Jenny, Dustin, Brandie, Amy Jo, Amanda, Danny, Joey, Shannon, and Zack.
Richard was preceded in death by his father, Merle Talbert, and his sister, Charlene Talbert.
Richardís wishes were to be cremated. Condolences may be sent to www.winfieldfh.com. The Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville is assisting Richardís family with services.