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John Talley

June 9, 1974 — November 30, 2022

Colonial Heights

John William Talley from Colonial Heights, passed away unexpectedly November 30,2022. He was preceded in death by his grandparents A.W. and Ruth Stamos, parents James William Talley and Rebecca Ann Talley, brother Thomas Earl Talley, and a nephew Nicholas Ryan Sokol.  John was born in Petersburg VA on June 9, 1974, and grew up in Colonial Heights. He was a graduate of CHHS class of 1994 where he took culinary arts and fell in love with cooking. He also had a passion for the drums and was in many bands over the years including the Lucifers. He loved professional wrestling and the Cowboys, and also had a passion for horticulture. He had a green thumb for certain things.  John went to work at Kings BBQ in Petersburg where he was taught by the best on how to be a meatcutter and he was there for 20+ years. (See their Facebook Tribute) He would cut meat to the beat of the drums in his head.  John had many friends, but the most important to him was his brother from Another Mother, Timothy (Red) Harrell.  They stuck together thru thick and thin since childhood no matter what was up or where they were.  They were Family. John is survived by his sisters Beverly Talley, and Mary Talley Coles, his nephews, Daniel Talley (Cynthia), Joshua Talley, and David Talley Browder (Torie) and a niece Rebecca Sokol Edwards, along with 4 great nephews, and 4 great nieces and numerous cousins, along with his brother for life Timothy (Red) Harrell.  A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2022, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834 with the Reverend Brian E. Browder officiating. Interment will be private. Condolences may be registered at

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

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E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights Chapel

2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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