Billie Max “Red” Talbert, 81, of Vidor, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at Vidor Manor Nursing Home in Vidor. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2009 at Memorial Funeral Home. 

A native of Patroon, Texas, he was a long time resident of Vidor, and a retired boilermaker with Local # 587. He served his country in the Army/Air Corp, Navy, and Merchant Marines. He was a member of the Beaumont American Legion Post 33.

Red is survived by his sons, Bobby Talbert of Milam, Randy and Travis Talbert, both of Vidor; brother, Cranford Talbert of Conroe; sister, Sue Lawson of Pearland; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.