“Members of the House of Delegates are deeply saddened by the loss of this friend and colleague. Delegate Talbott never shied away from hard work, and both his constituents and his fellow legislators appreciated him for it.
“His honorable service in the Legislature and genuine friendship will long be remembered fondly here in the House of Delegates.”
A Webster Springs native, former Marine and retired educator, Delegate Talbott was first elected to the House in 1992 and 1994, then returned to serve from 2002 to 2012. He had served as chairs of the Constitutional Revision and Natural Resources committees, among many other committee appointments over the years.