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Charles Wayne Talley, Jr. dies at age 66

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Charles Wayne Talley Jr., age 66 of Valparaiso, Indiana, passed away Friday, January 20, 2012 in Valparaiso.

He was born April 23, 1945 in McCory, Arkansas to Charles W. Talley Sr. and Katherine (Holt) Talley, both of whom preceded him in death.

Charles was married on September 7, 1984 to Jackie (Hall) Talley, who survives in Valparaiso.

He is also survived by his children, Cindy (David) Hill of Valparaiso, Patrick (Tracy) Talley of Fort Branch, Ind., and James (Tiffany) Talley of St. Louis, Missouri; step children, Keith (Misty) Harvey of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri and Julie (Alex) Nasserjah of Valparaiso; brothers, Robert (June) McChristian and Ray McChristian; best friend, Robert (Joyce) McKnight of Chesterton; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph McChristian.

Charles was an Ironworker for Local 395 in Hammond, Ind.

There will be no services. Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage, Ind.

Arrangements by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Posted 1/24/2012