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Richard William Tallis

August 15, 1945 ~ December 23, 2019 (age 74)

Obituary

Tallis, Richard William, of Horton, MI, age 74, passed away Monday, December 23, 2019.  Richard was born August 15, 1945 in Jackson, MI to William and Ellen (Sperow) Tallis. He was a 1963 graduate of Jackson High School, a 1967 graduate of the University of Michigan, and received his Master’s Degree from Oakland University. He is survived by his sister, Mary Swan of Jackson; two brothers, Dr Jay (Chrisann) Tallis of Bloomington, IL and Mark (Debra) Tallis of Holt, MI; three nieces, Rebecca, Katherine and Melissa Tallis; and numerous cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law, Dr John and Mrs Ann Tallis, and niece, Stephanie Tallis. 

Despite a 50-year battle with Ankylosing Spondylitis, Richard lived a very productive life, retiring from Consumers Energy after 18 years of service in the IT Department, serving as Treasurer of the Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society for over 10 years, completing extensive family genealogy research, helping countless people along the way,  and tutoring young minds and sharing his knowledge.  He was a loving and supportive brother and uncle, and will continue to be an inspiration to us all.  

According to his wishes, Richard has been cremated.  A celebration of his life will be held at the Watson Funeral Chapel in Jackson on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:00am with Reverend Sara Hurlbert officiating.  The family will receive friends at the chapel from 10:00am until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society or the organization of choice.

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 18, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Watson Funeral Chapel - Jackson
2590 Spring Arbor Road
Jackson, Mi 49203

Celebration of Life
Saturday
January 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Watson Funeral Chapel - Jackson
2590 Spring Arbor Road
Jackson, Mi 49203

Donations

Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society, Inc.
101 Fairview, Hanover MI 49241

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