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Shawn Tallant, 44, of Joplin, Missouri, passed away July 20, 2007. He was born February 21, 1963, in Bakersfield, California, and had lived in the Joplin area most of his life.
He owned and operated TNT Asphalt Construction Co. and previously worked in security in Tulsa. He was a member of Central Christian Center.
Shawn and Connie Ashley were married August 17, 1992, in Joplin.
He was preceded in death by a son, Rocky Don Walker; his father, Bill Tallant; a sister, Billie Jean Tallant; and a grandmother, Jessie Mae Tallant.
Survivors include his wife; six children, Justin Danielson of Joplin, Teila Tallant and Cruise Tallant, both of Kellyville, Oklahoma, Shawn Tallant Jr. of Miami, Oklahoma, Eric Tallant of Oswego, Kansas, and Andrew Tallant of Joplin; his mother and stepfather who raised Shawn, Janice and Carl Walker of Duenweg, Missouri; stepmother, Ann Tallant of Bakersfield; four brothers, Harold Walker and Robert Walker, both of Joplin, and Vince Tallant and Timmy Tallant, both of Bakersfield; four sisters, Joyce Tallant of Joplin, Shandra Walker of Joplin, Roberta Elliott of Lamar, Missouri, and Lucinda Tallant of Bakersfield; grandmother, Inez Duncan of Bakersfield; and five grandchildren, Nicole, Rocky, Kelly, Noah, and Preston.