August 18, 1959 ~ May 25, 2020

Born in: Decatur, Illinois
Resided in: Owensboro, Kentucky

Jeff Allen Talkington, 60, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2020 at his home. He was born in Decatur, Illinois on August 18, 1959 to Donald and Wanda Whitted Talkington. A respected business owner for nearly 30 years, Jeff owned Radio Autopage and J.T. Towers. He enjoyed volunteering, enjoyed spending time with friends and lending a helping hand, working in his garage, and making people smile and laugh wherever he went.

Jeff was preceded in death by his brother, Philip Talkington.

Along with his parents, Jeff is survived by his son, Elliott Talkington and his nephew, Chad Talkington.

Services will be 12:00 pm Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home. The family encourages those who wish to honor Jeff’s memory to make a donation to a charity of their choice in place of flowers.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Talkington. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Jeff Allen Talkington and sign his virtual guest book by going to


Service: May 30, 2020 12:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: May 30, 2020 9:00 am - May 30, 2020 12:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Love and Prayers to you Elliott!

    Out of all Jeff’s successes -You ARE the Pinnacle of his life story!

  2. I first met Jeff back in the 90’s at Radio Autopage, super great guy and always a smile on his face. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Jeff was a great help to me and my wife when we first moved to town so many years ago. I always appreciated his help, his smile, and feeling like I had a friend who was helping me. God Bless.

  4. I worked with Jeff for many years. I was honored to know him and his parents. I will always cherish my memories of the Talkington family. I’m so sorry Don, Wanda and Elliott. You are all in my prayers

  5. Jeff was my cousin and haven’t seen him in years but we had such good times when we were young and they were living in LaPlace, IL. Riding ponies and being ornery at his grandparents farm.
    God bless you Aunt Wanda and Uncle Don. I’m praying for peace and comfort during this time.
    Love to you all.

  6. We remember Jeff as a volunteer at Dream Riders at the fairgrounds in Philpot a number of years ago. He was very dedicated in leading the horses and helping the clients. Our appreciation of his generosity and our sincere sympathy to all his family. Michael Smith and parents.

  7. Jeff you will always be remembered as a kind and giving person. You will be missed.

  8. Jeff was a good friend. He was always willing to help anybody he could. He was a kind and loving person with a heart as big as Texas. I will miss his smile and his quick wit. Rest In Peace my friend.

  9. Jeff was such a fun little guy to babysit! He and Phil had endless energy and the best smiles to help get themselves out of trouble. Wanda, Don and Elliott— you have my deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort. I feel I must stay here because Kathy is having some health issues. I am so sorry.

  10. Don, Wanda, & Elliott

    Terry & I are so sorry to hear about Jeff. I have a lot of good memories of you living in La Place across the field from us and Vicki & I always babysitting the boys. And Uncle John giving the boys & Louanne pony cart rides all the time . My love to all of you during this very difficult time. My he put his arms around you and comfort all of you.

  11. I would like to say Jeff was one of most amazing friend . He was always there for anything Blake and I needed . He came by almost every day when Blake was a live we enjoyed his company and looked forward to every visit. He is already missed ❤️ RIP my dear friend

  12. Don and Wanda… Many prayers sent your way. I’m at a loss of words but my heart is with you. Love you both!

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