On February 9, 2021, Louis S. Talamantez of Kirby went to be with the Lord at the age of 69 years. Louis was born on September 22, 1951, in Pleasanton, to Enrique and Cruz (Salazar) Talamantez who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Antonio, Willie and Henry Jr.; his sister, Lillie Perez; first wife, Olga Yolanda Felton; brothersin law Johnny Bosquez, and Tony Castillo; sisterin law, Sulema Talamantez; nephews and nieces, David Zamora, Orlando Talamantez, Cindy Perez, Sally Coker, Adam Tijerina and Robert Gonzales.
Louis is survived by his wife, Jeanette; his stepsons, Robert Felton, Ryan Fisher and William Fisher; his brothers, Jesus Talamantez, Reynaldo Talamantez and Ruben (Emma) Talamantez; his sisters Juanita (Frank) Zamora, Erminia Bosquez and Soila Castillo; brotherin law Manuel Perez, Sr.; grandsons Hunter Felton and Fisher Felton as well as other loving family.
Louis grew up in Pleasanton. An avid drag racer in his younger years, he and his partner won the National Race in 1976/1977. One of his passions was working on and driving old cars.
After being baptized on February 16, 1997, he was an active member of Kirby Baptist Church. Each Sunday he had a smile and made a point of speaking to everyone he saw. During his lifetime, he was always willing to help his family, neighbors and the Kirby community. In addition to overseeing the Alcoholics Anonymous group for over 20 years, he helped in mowing the church yard and field; helped put a sidewalk and cover from the kitchen door around to the nursery doors; donated tile for the hallways leading to the offices and fellowship hall and carpeting for the foyer; helped put down tile in our fellowship hall and nursery hallway; and many other workday projects. He always came to repair anything that the church office asked of him.
On February 25, 2001, he was ordained as a Deacon. He would help his families as well as anyone else who might ask for assistance. Over the years he served on a pastor’s search committee, the benevolence, the insurance, a revitalization ad hoc, the long-range planning, the transportation and the property committees. Anywhere a hand was needed, Louis’ hand was there to help.
Services for Mr. Talamantez were held February 27, 2021, at Kirby Baptist Church.