Brandon Troy Talbott

brandon talbott

January 8, 1985 ~ May 25, 2024

Born in: Bedford, TX
Resided in: Fort Worth, TX

Brandon Troy Talbott, age 39, passed away at home peacefully in his sleep in Fort Worth on Saturday, May 25, 2024. Brandon was born on January 8, 1985 in Bedford, Texas. He was the son of Gary Graves and Tamara Talbott; he had one younger brother, Corey Graves.

Brandon graduated from Martin High School in Arlington, Texas in 2003. In 2007, he graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Poultry Science.

Brandon met his wife, Mary Claire Bialas, in 2010 while working at Central Market in Fort Worth. They were married on March 21, 2019 on the steps of the Tarrant County Courthouse. Their relationship included moves to different locations in Texas, time spent together trying new recipes and cooking in the kitchen, and hosting parties where all of their friends and family were well-fed.

Brandon lived a life that was full of all of his favorite things. Brandon was a history buff, movie enthusiast, avid reader, bourbon connoisseur, cigar aficionado and a true foodie. He enjoyed listening to live music, watching college football on Saturdays and spending time on the beach. Brandon was also highly active throughout his life. He played baseball and football from childhood through high school. While at Texas A&M, Brandon showed his Aggie pride through attending all sporting events and by being a leader in the Bonfire tradition. Brandon also served as a volunteer in the Texas State Guard for six years. His professional career ventured into various aspects of food service, predominantly in the meat industry.

Brandon is survived by his wife, Mary Claire; his father, Gary Graves and step mother, Robin Guthrie; his mother Tamara Talbott; his brother, Corey Graves and wife, Shelby, and niece, Ella; his two stepsisters, Jessica Cullinan and family, and Alexandra McClung; his grandmother, Patsy Talbott; his grandmother, Evelyn Joyce Graves; his uncle, Todd Talbott and wife, BC; his uncle, Charles Jackson; his aunt, Tammy Fenwick and her husband, Keith; his uncle, Paul Graves and family; his aunt, Mary Bradley and family; his mother-in-law, Renee Bialas; his brother-in-law, Hank Bialas and wife, Meredith; and his sister-in-law Emily Bialas.

Brandon is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Tommy Talbott and Tommy Graves.

Brandon will always be remembered for being a gentle giant with a hearty and contagious laugh, who was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation in Brandon’s name to Feeding America at

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Broadcast Date:

Wade Family Funeral Home Broadcast


Celebration of Life: June 3, 2024 11:00 am

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


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  1. Tammi,
    Our hearts go out to you and your family.
    Praying Gods comfort surrounds you and continues to give you hope. Many hugs!
    Love Kristin

  2. Mary Claire, our hearts break for you, knowing all to well your pain. Prayers that you find peace. Love, Dan & Jan Bialas

  3. Sending love and my deepest condolences to your family. Much love and prayers for you all.

  4. My deepest condolences for your loss. May SGT Talbot’s memories live in hearts and the lives he touched encourage us to do good and continue the mission. My prayers are with the family to comfort your hearts during this difficult time.
    CPL Jason Hunter, 6th BDE TXSG

  5. You have my deepest sympathy. I’m sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May God comfort your hearts and know SGT Talbot is with us in spirit.
    God bless!
    PFC Douglas Gable, 6th BDE TXSG

  6. Brandon inspired us all to be better leaders and impacted so many of us at Aggie Bonfire. His investment in myself and many other Aggies is beyond measure.

  7. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you peace during this difficult time
    La Superior Inc.

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