Carl R. Tallman

Carl R. Tallman, 93, of Montoursville died Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born Nov. 4, 1925, in Montgomery, he was a son of the late Clyde H. and Mary H. (Plotts) Tallman. His wife of 46 years, the former Charlotte E. Leech, preceded him in death on March 19, 2003.

Carl served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during WW II and was a member of the American Legion Post 104, Montoursville. He was also a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, Montoursville, and the Muncy Lodge No. 299 F. & A. M.

Carl retired from Textron Lycoming on Sept. 1, 1985, after having worked there for 32 years. He was a dedicated family man who loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In his free time Carl loved listening to bluegrass music and strumming his banjo.

Surviving are a daughter, Karla D. (Tom) Mears, of Dushore; two sons, Craig R. Tallman, of Montoursville, and Kevin D. (Cindy) Tallman, of Cogan Station; a sister, Marion (Robert) Pardoe, of Marlton, N.J.; five grandchildren, Tiffini Allen, Cheyenne Manley, Angela Carneiro, Kara Hill and Ryan Knapp; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his wife and parents, Carl was preceded in death by three sisters, Edna Kline, Rose Corson and Dorothy Pendley; a brother, Robert Tallman; and his two cats, Wink and Angel.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Rev. David B. Letschner officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veteran’s organizations. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where a Masonic funeral service will be held at 2:45 p.m.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to LAPS at www.lapsshelter.org.

Expression of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.