Freeman Spur- Vincent Joseph Talluto, 102, of Freeman Spur, passed away at 9:15 AM, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his home.
Vincent was born on February 15, 1914 in Freeman Spur to Joe and Mary (Spuzzica) Talluto. He married Fern Waldron in 1937 in Illinois. She preceded him in death in 1989.
He retired from Old Ben #26 coal mine. He was one of the original miners that helped to sink that mine. He worked as cage man until his retirement in 1981. Prior to being a coal miner he worked several years for Olin Matheson during WWII.
He was catholic and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin. He was also a member of the United Mine Workers of America. In his spare time, he enjoyed being outdoors hunting for squirrel or rabbit, fishing or trapping muskrat and mink. He was an avid gardener and loved to garden and cook for his family every Sunday. He was an intelligent and witty man who was proficient in shorthand and typing. He enjoyed spending time with his family and will be dearly missed by those that knew and loved him.
Daughter- Mary Jo Trumbley and husband Bob of Marion
Daughter- Judy Diane Kee of Johnston City
Son- Rick Talluto of West Frankfort
Son- Bob Ridings of Mulkeytown
21 great grandchildren
20 great great grandchildren
Several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and cousins
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandchild- Kim Taylor, son in law- George Kee and daughter in law- Nancy Talluto.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin. Monsignor Ken Schaefer will officiate. Burial will follow at San Carlo Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12 noon and extend to 12:45 PM, Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.
Memorial donations are suggested to San Carlo Cemetery and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/201 S. 13th St. / Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.