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Abelardo M. Talamantes

June 21, 1957 - November 17, 2021

Abelardo M. Talamantes passed away on November 17, 2021 in Plano, Texas at the age of 64. He was born on June 21, 1957 to Abelardo Talamantes and Ambrosia Maldonado in San Antonio, Texas. Abelardo grew up in San Antonio where he attended school. He married Maria Dolores Mendoza on September 20, 2011 in Plano, Texas. He was a true jack of all trades and there was nothing that he couldn’t do. Abelardo loved to read the Bible, loved smoking meats and cooking for everyone. He especially loved spending time with family and friends.

Abelardo is survived by his wife, Maria Mendoza of Plano, Texas; son, Abel Talamantez and wife, Kristen of Plano, Texas; son, Adam Talamantez and wife, Christina of Plano, Texas; son,  Aaron Talamantes and wife, Crystal of Wylie, Texas; son, David Talamantes and wife, Meagan of Princeton, Texas; son, Ricky Talamantes of Plano, Texas; daughter, Elisa Martinez and husband, Jeffrey of Plano, Texas; son, Miguel Rendon; and son, Bryan Rendon; 16 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, father, Abel Talamantes of San Antonio; brother, Tom Talamantez of Plano, Texas; sister, Anita Ross of Decatur, Texas and a host of other loving family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Ambrosia Maldonado and his grandson, Aiden Abel Talamantez.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Abel’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/abelardo-m-talamantes. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location. The family will receive friends for a visitation Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Ridgeview Memorial Park following the funeral service. 

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So sorry to hear about this! The world has lost a great man for sure. As I read through these messages it is clear that he was truly loved by his family and all he came to know. I will miss our coffee shop talks about anything and everything that was on our minds. He had a gift of knowledge about almost anything and didn't seem to mind me picking his brain on occasion. I wish we had time for one more cup of coffee together. Prayers and God bless his family! Robert Windrum , November 22, 2021 Uncle Able was a friend to me. I will miss his laugh and definitely his jokes. Love you Tio. To the family, our prayers are with you always. Eric Ross and Family, November 22, 2021 Dad, it is so hard to say goodbye. The only thing that brings me peace is knowing you are in heaven. God called home a great man, and we are all devastated and extremely sad. I know that you will live on in our memories forever., but I wish we had more time. I will miss our deep discussions at the kitchen table about God and solving the world problems. I will miss you dropping by the house to visit. The kids miss their Papi, and Isabel has asked that we save your seat for Sunday breakfast. I love you so much, and life will not be the same without you here. I am blessed to have known you and honored that you allowed me to call you Dad. I love you and a piece of my heart has gone with you to heaven. Until we meet again. I love you Dad. Kristen Talamantez Kristen Talamantez, November 22, 2021 Shocked to hear of Abel's passing. We got to know him with the several projects he did for our home over the years. Always friendly, warm and a pleasure to work with. Ron and Paula Chisolm, November 21, 2021 I’m sorry for your loss, Mr. T will be greatly missed!!  Alonso’s Family
Bet-Sua Aleman, November 21, 2021 I had the pleasure of meeting you 10-12 yrs ago, too bad it wasn’t in the cards to have met you sooner. During all the times we talked in person, on Facebook, I always respected you as a Man, my Friend ....My “BROTHER”. VALLA con Dios, “HERMANO!”
Thomas Talamantes, November 20, 2021
Abel iniciste tu camino a la VIDA ETERNA,tu ciclo en la tierra concluyó ,pero estoy seguro que tú vida tuvo muchos matizes hermosos, hoy te descargas pero tu espíritu siempre estará entre las personas que te quieren..no tuve la oportunidad de conocerte en persona para poder tomarnos unos buenos tequilas...sigue tu viaje y que encuentres la felicidad y la paz que nos a ofrecido EL CREADOR...BUEN CAMINO Alejandro, November 20, 2021 Abel and Adam, I use to babysit you two when your parents lived next door to us in Plano. I’m sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your extended families. Nina Lopez, November 20, 2021 Lalito, I can’t believe you’re gone. I thank God for the short time we had together. I’ll never forget the telephone phone call on a beautiful summer day in 1995 that brought us together for the first time that December. I was so excited to be meeting my big brother. I’m going to miss your stories about your life, your boys, your daughter, your grand babies. You were so proud of them all. What I will miss most was how loving you were with me. I will always cherish my memories of you and carry you forever in my heart. Until we meet again Lalito. I love you! Sylvia Talamantes Felix, November 20, 2021 Abel, You were one of my first friends and neighbor when I moved to Plano in the 70s. Always willing to help and full of knowlege. Glad we kept in touch because you are a friend for ever. God Bless you. Tim tim bob, November 20, 2021 Dad, I'm thankful for the time I did have with you, for the wisdom you shared and the things you taught me. You always had an answer or solution for anything. Just want to say thank you pops. I will be the best man I can be and honor you. I love you daddy, going to miss you but I have comfort and peace because of the discussion we had about death. Goodbye for now but not forever until we meet again.                                   Adam Talamantez , November 19, 2021 Abel was a great great person. A wealth of knowledge. Always wanting to help in any way he could. Abel you will be missed Billy tomasulo, November 19, 2021 Mi suegro, you were definitely one of a kind. You left your imprint in my life and I was blessed to be a part of yours for so many years. Thank you for your unconditional love, thank you for always being there when we needed you The words of God you shared will remain with us forever. Today there is an emptiness in my heart but I know we will meet again. Rest easy Dad, I love you 
Christina Talamantez , November 19, 2021 Will miss your enthusiasm and perspective on this world……your legacy is safe in your sons and their families…..Miss you……D and V David and Vickie, November 19, 2021 Abel was a wonderful man and he will be very missed. He was always there to help. God Bless! Judy Spatafora, November 19, 2021 I am so sorry for your loss. Abe will forever be in our hearts. Tina Shults , November 18, 2021 My sweet Papi, I love you so much. You are a true hero, a man who would do anything to help someone. You were an inspiration to me and showed me how to be a “true Latina”. We share so many memories, I will never forget. Things like: Playing in the living room, Having family BBQs, bike rides, and all the encouraging words that you have said to me over the years. You are a true man of god and I know you are in gods kingdom, in the safety of his love. I miss our breakfast dates and meeting your different friends. I have the best memories with you and Dad at Talamantez Automotive. It was all the little things you did that made an impression in my heart forever. You are one of the best, Papi. I love you so much. The world has lost a man that could do it all, while God has gained a soul worthy of his love. One day we will meet again, and I hope to see you in those boots I used to put on as a little girl. I love you forever  -Haley
Haley, November 18, 2021
Te amo muchísimo papi. I will forever miss you and I feel like there is a hole in my heart. I loved when you came over for Sunday brunch and always asked me to make you a sweet tea, and while I would be making it you would tell me how you didn’t need the sugar and caffeine. I know you will love it in heaven. Ask God all the questions you can about the Bible, and have an amazing time there. I know we will all see each other again one day, but until then I love you and miss you. Gabriella Talamantez , November 18, 2021 Dad, No words can begin to describe the emptiness within. My mentor, advisor, best friend but more than anything my hero. If I can aspire to be half the man you were in my life time than I would be one of the good ones. I love you more than any words can say. I will always keep you close. It's not goodbye but instead it's- till I see you again... Love you old man.
Abel, November 18, 2021
Abel was a man that gave himself to others. His family was everything to him. He was a brother to me and an uncle to my girls. He has watched over us since my husband passed in 2008. I love you and will miss you my friend and brother. Anne Fees, November 18, 2021