Gale L. Talley, 60, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:45 P.M. October 8, 2019 at Crossroads Hospital in Mount Vernon. Gale first worked at Mount Vernon Car Shops and then later at National Railway for 20 years. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Gale was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Per Gale’s wishes, he will be cremated. A Celebration of will begin at 4:00 P.M. Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Mount Vernon Gun and Sportsman’s Club. An inurnment will be held at a later date at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Mount Vernon Gun and Sportman’s Club. Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.
Gale was married to Sandra Huffman Talley and she survives. In addition to his former wife, Gale is survived by his sons, Matthew Talley and wife, Casey of Mount Vernon, Stephen Talley and wife, Ricki of Mount Vernon, and Gale Martin and wife, Sandy of Elgin, Illinois; daughter, Amie Heck and husband, Charlie of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Carson Lonas, Kendall Lonas, Kaleb Talley, Hadley Talley, Kase Talley, Ashlyn Heck, Zander McMahon, Damon Heck, Chase Heck, Luke Heck, Kaylee Heck, Alexis Martin, Joey Martin, and Justin Martin; brothers, Herb Talley, Jr. of Mount Vernon, Roger Talley of San Antonio, Texas, and Mike Talley of Waltonville, Illinois; sisters, Diana Kohut of Nason, Illinois, Gayla Smeltzer of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Kathy Butler of La Vergne, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
He was born January 3, 1959 in Illinois to the late Herbert and Martha Vivian (Oyler) Talley. In addition to his parents, Gale was preceded in death by his brothers, Bruce Talley, Terry Talley, Frank Talley, and Randall Talley.