Private funeral services for Loyd Nelson Valentine, 83, of Edgewood, is scheduled for 11:00 am, Monday, May 18, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Edgewood. Burial will follow at Bright Star Cemetery. A come and go visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 am prior to service time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bright Star Cemetery, C/O Catina Polege, 679 PR 7708, Wills Point, Texas 75169.
Loyd passed away May 14, 2020, in Tyler, TX.
Loyd Nelson Valentine was born September 19, 1936, to the late Woodie O’Brien Valentine and Ollie Mae Nelson Valentine. Loyd graduated from Edgewood High School and then married the love of his life, Shirley Patterson June 30, 1956, at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point and they would have been married sixty four years this June.
Loyd was employed as an installer with Western Electric, AT&T and Lucent Technologies. He was a lifetime member of the CWA Union, lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers, and a member of the Masonic Lodge #928 in Mesquite since November 27, 1967.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Woodie O’Brien Valentine and Ollie Mae Nelson Valentine; nephews, Gary Rogers and Larry Lane; brothers-in-law, Preston Lane, Cliff Gentle and Billy Joe Rogers.
Loyd is survived by his wife, Shirley Valentine of Edgewood; daughter, Karen Janell Wiggins and husband John of Palmer; son, Kevin Valentine and friend Kay Schafer of Hawkins; sisters, Ernest Dean Lane of Wills Point, Bobby Lou Rogers of Edgewood, and Rebble Lee Gentle of Edgewood; grandchildren, Kristin Jones and husband Cody, Bryan Patrick Wiggins, Kaitlin Wiggins, Christopher Valentine and fiancé TaylorLass and Lauren Michelle Valentine; great grandchildren, Brady Wessinger, Josie Jones and Tessa Jones; and many other relatives and friends.
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