Robert Sterling Talley, 63 of Animas, NM was born July 6, 1952 in Ajo, Arizona. He died March 8, 2016 in a house fire at his Animas, NM home. A memorial service was held in Animas. Robert attended schools and graduated from Ajo, AZ. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran. Robert worked for Phelps Dodge, and the NM Department of Transportation as a road grader operator. Robert worked in Ajo, Tucson, Playas, NM and Animas, NM. He loved to fish, hunt, work on his trucks, and watch FOX News. Robert is preceded in death by his parents Noal Eugene and Shirley Maxine Talley. He is survived by two children, Jesica Williamson and husband Brenton of Fort Sumner, Robert Talley and wife Sarah of Thatcher, AZ, five grandchildren Braston, Bryant, and Brooklye Williamson of Fort Sumner, and Sterling and Ryle Talley of Thatcher, AZ, one sister Adrienne Talley Radachy. Local arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM. (575) 355-2311.