Odie Harrison Tallent

August 17, 2020

Odie Harrison Tallent, age 68, a DeKalb County resident and Lake City, TN native was born February 25, 1952 and passed August 16, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a retired processing tech with Tenneco, a member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville, TN, and the son of the late Odie Brown and Pearl Pauline Hawkins Tallent. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by sisters, Peggy McCormick, Sheila Rogers, Faye (Sissy) Burton, Kathryn (Kat) Tallent, Brenda Tallent, and Sandy Luna.

Mr. Tallent was married to Patricia Ann Mathis Tallent of Smithville, TN. He is also survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Josh and Jennifer Tallent of Smithville, TN, and Jason Tallent of Dowelltown, TN; three step-children, Louis (Louie) Taft Hendrixson, III, Jill Marie Goneke, and Javon Ross Hendrixson all of Smithville, TN; four grandchildren, Nicholas Tallent, Nicholas Pendleton, Brantley Goneke, and Paris Grigsby; two sisters, Shirley Layman of McMinnville, TN and Karen Bogard of Kingsport, TN; brother, Randy Kirk Hutchings of McMinnville, TN; brother-in-law, Webb Luna of McMinnville, TN; several nieces and nephews also survive.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2020 in Old Bybee Chapel Cemetery in Rock Island with Johnny Adcock officiating. Military grave rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 173 Honor Guard. Family and friends to meet at cemetery. No visitation will be held at High’s.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old Bybee Chapel Cemetery Fund c/o High’s.

Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.