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Richard Lee Tallman

August 10, 1938 June 22, 2019
Richard Lee Tallman
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Richard Lee Tallman, 80-year-old rural Vinita resident, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his son’s home in Tulsa. He was born on August 10, 1938 in Lovell, Oklahoma to Willard and Lucille (Vadder) Tallman. He was graduate of Welch High School and received his Associates Degree from NEO A&M College in Miami, he continued his education at the University of Montana Forestry School in Missoula, Montana. Richard married the love of his life, Beverly Olson on May 14, 1960 in Linwood, Kansas. He worked in sales for Sequoia Hills Pharmaceutical Company for many years while living in Tulsa. After retiring he and Beverly moved to Vinita in 2013. He became active in the First United Methodist Church of Vinita, where he served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Richard enjoyed going fishing, working with wood projects in his shop and really liked to hunt in his younger days.
Family who preceded him in death include his parents and a brother Bill Tallman.
The surviving family includes; his wife Beverly of the home; his daughter, Cindy Manning and husband John, his son, Greg Tallman and wife Kim, all of Tulsa; his sisters, Willene Tallman Sanders of Oklahoma City, JoAnn Tallman Goins and husband Don of Big Cabin; sisters in-law, Maxine Olson Burner of Lenexa, Kansas, Pat Tallman of Welch; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM, at the First United Methodist Church in Vinita, with Pastors Andrew Haire and Chris Thompson officiating. Online condolences may be made at or on our Facebook page. Arrangements are by the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral and Cremation Services of Vinita.

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First United Methodist Church

314 West Canadian
Vinita, OK 74301

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314 West Canadian Vinita 74301 OK
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