Gary A. Talbot, 59, of Geneseo, died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, Geneseo Chapel. The Rev. Terry Lancaster officiated. Burial followed at North Cemetery, Geneseo.

Gary A. Talbot, 59, of Geneseo, died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, Geneseo Chapel. The Rev. Terry Lancaster officiated. Burial followed at North Cemetery, Geneseo.

Gary was born on Feb. 7, 1959, the son of Kenneth A. and Helen (Batich) Talbot in Geneseo. He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1977 and Sauk Valley Community College in 1980. He married JoDell Singleton on May 27, 2007, in Moline. Gary was in retail management at Farm and Fleet, Term City and Trendy Rentals. He enjoyed stock car racing, horse racing, and watching college football – especially the University of Utah. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks fan. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, JoDell; son, Zach (Rachel) Talbot of Rock Falls; step-sons, Dustin, Josh, Blake and Carson; three grandsons and one granddaughter; brothers, Kenneth (Annette) of Rock Island, Joseph (Pamela) of Concord, N.C., Mark of Geneseo and Preston (Michelle) of Guerney. His sisters are, Mary Fisher of Colona, Karen (John) Lefman of Kewanee, Phyllis (William) Eggerichs of Charlotte, N.C. and Gail (Ron) Andrews of Kewanee.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Helen; grandson, Brayden; and sisters, Elaine and Nancy.