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LTC Talmadge Pitts “Hambone” Gunnels

LTC Talmadge Pitts “Hambone” Gunnels

Hanover, Milam County, Texas, USA
Death 11 May 2004 (aged 81)
Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas, USA
Burial Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas, USA
Plot 4th Addition, Lot C, Space 18
Memorial ID 43721136 · View Source
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Forever Grateful to Angel Ashleys mom~Lori for sponsering my Father...

Talmadge was born to Thomas and Alice Gunnels, February 10th 1923 at home in Hanover, Texas.Was named after actress Norma Talmadge and his fathers middle name (Pitts)...

Served in WW2 and joined Army Air Corps, and ended up in USAF. ending as a Major then LT.COL.

He was a Bomber pilot,and a Jet Fighter pilot during World War II in the Army Air Corps, and he also served in the Pacific Theatre.(Korea) During his 14 years of military service, he received the Korean Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Victory Medal WWII, Presidential Citation U.S.A. Presidential Citation Philippines, and the Bronze Star.

On March 23, 1945 married Margia Elizabeth Croft from Thomasville Georgia.

On January 20,1946 the only child of Talmadge and Elizabeth.. "TEP" was born....(TEP)of Fence Lake, New Mexico.

This marriage ened in 1953.

He remarried again In JANUARY 19, 1957 To Alene...She was an awsome Mother to me and stayed that way forever!

This marriage lasted til 1966 and she is still in my life.

He did remarry after Alene but We wont mention That one ever AGAIN!!!!!Horrible woman whose own children wont talk to her.....

My Dad finally relocated in the Brazoria county area of Texas and Lived in Freeport, which he owned his own business, Gunnels Sand Co. until his retirement and he moved to Angleton, Texas until his death from prostate cancer.

Words cannot express the loss I feel and How much I miss him!


Jim Wilkerson Gunnels
Althie Gunnels
Alvie J Gunnels
Marjorie E Gunnels
R J Gunnels
Alma Jean Gunnels Dietz
Thomas Curtis Gunnels

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  • Created by: Anonymous Child
  • Added: 30 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43721136
  • Angel Ashleys mom~Lori
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Talmadge Pitts “Hambone” Gunnels (10 Feb 1923–11 May 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43721136, citing Angleton Cemetery, Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous Child (contributor 47197869) .