July 5, 73,
George Tracy Talbot, 73, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.
George was born in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Leonard and Virginia Talbot. He graduated in 1965 from Boston English High School and later from the from the University of Massachusetts with his Bachelor of Arts. He received his Masters and Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and continued with post studies at Oxford University. George had served as an assistant professor with Troy State University and retired in 2019 as a physician with Carolina Family Health Center in Wilson. The education George received allowed him to receive special recognitions that included: an Editorial Fellowship and a Rockfeller Foundation Scholarship for Research Abroad, both from the University of Notre Dame, as well as the Education Service Award from the University of Massachusetts.
George lived a life of dedication to his family and friends, and to his community. He was a member of the National History Honor Society and the North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania Family Practice Societies. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Parish in Goldsboro and had served as the historian of Knights of Columbus in Pittsburg, CA.
George proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1988 – 2008 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Major. In 2012, George decided to re-enlist in the United States Army and served his country in Operation Iraqi Freedom and in Afghanistan. Following his military service, he was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
A graveside service will be held for the family at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020 at the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro.
George is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Marla Talbot; sons, Dr. Leonard A. Talbot of Durham and Franc J. Talbot of Pittsburgh, PA; grandson, Liam Tracy Talbot; and sisters, Deborah Smith and Pamela Talbot.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in his memory to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.