Talmadge Fails

T. A. Fails, 87, died on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, in Temple, Texas.

He was born on Jan. 27, 1931, in Comanche County, Texas, to R. M. and Inez (Johnson) Fails.  

For seven years he served in the National Guard.  

On June 23, 1951, he was united in marriage to Louise Iletha Phifer in Comanche.  

She preceded him in death on March 30, 2017.  

For 30 years, he was assistant post master in Comanche and was a member of the Comanche Volunteer Fire Department for many years. 

Talmadge was a devoted family man and most of all he loved playing with his grandchildren. 

He loved fishing, deer hunting and was an awesome carpenter.   Talmadge was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

He is survived by his sons, Tim Fails of Rowlett, Ronnie Fails of Dublin and Kent Fails of Dublin; daughter, Melanee “Denise” Schwartz of Comanche; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by one brother, J. C. Fails, and his parents, R.M and Inez Fails.

Family will receive friends at Comanche Funeral Home on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m.  

Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Connally officiating. 

Condolences may be offered on line at www.comanchefh.com

Lunch for the family will be at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church following the funeral service.

If desired, memorials may be made to: White Point Cemetery Association, c/o Stella Reid, 781 CR 251, Comanche, Texas 76442.

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