Private funeral services for Loyd Nelson Valentine, 83, of Edgewood, were held Monday, May 18, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Edgewood. Burial followed at Bright Star Cemetery.
Loyd passed away May 14, 2020, in Tyler.
Loyd Nelson Valentine was born Sept. 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 64 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 Nov. 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; and 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 Shaffer 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 Taylor and Lauren Michelle Valentine; great-grandchildren, Brady Wessinger, Josie Jones and Tessa Jones; and many other relatives and friends.