Alex Riley Tallent, 23, of Athens left this life on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Indian Boundary in Tellico Plains. Alex was a resident of Monroe County, having moved to Athens 10 years ago, and was a 2014 graduate of McMinn County High School; a member of Athens Church of Christ; and was employed at Cracker Barrel in Cleveland. He did sign language at his church, loved to sing, enjoyed being outdoors, and loved people. He is survived by his parents, Mike and Teresa Tallent; one brother, Boyd Tallent; and one sister, Carly Tallent, all of Athens; maternal grandparents, Kinzel and Barbara Watson of Madisonville; paternal grandparents, Ruel and Nancy Tallent of Madisonville, and Faye and Norman Baur of Alabama; his girlfriend, Jesyka Wheat of Cleveland; and innumerable extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Sign the family’s guest book with your condolences at Serenity Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.

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