Donald Dean Tallhammer, 82, of Grantsille, WV lost his long, hard battle with cancer on February 1, 2021.
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He was born on March 6, 1938 in Grantsville, to Emma Lavaughn Erlewine and James
Clifford Tallhammer (both deceased).
Donald retired from the State of West Virginia Department of Highway in 1988. He traveled all over the state working as a surveyor. He loved to fish and hunt and always enjoyed raising a garden. His bounty was always shared to fill the tables of loved ones.
He was a father to six children: Kathrine Tallhammer, Donald Dean Tallhammer Jr.,
Regena Cole (all of Mt. Zion), Melissa Yoak and husband David Yoak of Kight Ward Rd., Lori Jean
Cobbett of Grantsville, and Shelba Tallhammer also of Mt. Zion.
He was a grandpa to eight grandchildren: Jeffrey Tallhammer, John David Hickman Jr.
(deceased), Timothy Tallhammer, Samantha Conley, Caleb Hart, Amara Lazaro – Rivera, Khloe
Cobbett, and Monica Jarvis; great-grandpa to ten: Brandon Tallhammer, Brittney King, Kaleigh Tallhammer, Wesley Tallhammer, Alaina Tallhammer, Piper Williams (on the way), Logan Sigman, Kayleigh Sigman, Mason Sigman and Marcus Sigman (deceased); great-great-grandpa to three: Marlie King, Cameron Tallhammer and Kaydence Tallhammer. He also had several nieces and nephews.
Donald was the eldest of eight boys. His 7 brothers are Roger, Richard, Ronnie, and
Butchie Erlewine (all deceased); survived by Robert (Tink), Michael, and Jimmy Erlewine.
He was also proceeded in death by stepfather Blaine Erlewine.
Final resting place will be at Turner Cemetery in Normantown. No services will be held due to request of deceased. Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV has been entrusted with the final arrangements of Mr. Tallhammer. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com