Duane Keith Tallman
July 7, 1938 – January 30, 2019
Duane Keith Tallman, age 80, of Jonesboro, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. He was born on July 7, 1938 to the late Stanley P. Tallman and Bertha Chamberlin Tallman in Cambridge, VT.
He was a veteran of the US Air Force as an Airman. He was employed with National Cash Register (NCR) for more than 30 years and he also formerly owned his own business making bullets for the Dayton, OH police force.
From an early age, he was an avid photographer, woodworker, and a model train enthusiast who modeled the Central Vermont Railroad. He was also active in the shooting sports. He shared all of his skills with his family, and friends, through both scouting and shooting organizations, as an instructor and leader. He served as a volunteer for the shooting events during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA. Subsequently, he served as a Range Master and Instructor at the Wolf Creek Olympic Shooting Center in the Atlanta area. He also worked with the Atlanta Area Boy Scout Council, and even helped in the development of Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) programs that are still ongoing. He was also an International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Licensed Judge. The ISSF awarded its Bronze Medal of Distinction to Duane for his service during the Olympic Games.
Duane was an Assistant Scout Master with Boy Scouts in Troop 516 of Centerville, OH for 13 years and a Scout Committee Chair with Troop 209 in Peachtree City, GA for more than two years.
Duane is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Trena Whiton; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Pamela Tallman; sons, Kelly, Bryan, and Darin; daughters, Cheryl and Stephanie; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ronald Tallman.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, GA at 4:00pm with Gary Anderson officiating. A visitation will be held from 3:00pm-4:00pm and, the family will also visit after the service. Interment will be held in Vermont at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or to the Civilian Marksmanship Program in his memory.
- Visitation Saturday, February 2, 2019
- Celebration of Life Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
Duane Keith Tallman
February 6, 2019
Please accept my sympathy for you loss. I am thankful for Duane's help at the '96 Olympics and 7 state high school championships.
February 1, 2019
Pam. Sorry for loss. Deepest sympathies.