Mr. Valadez was born May 3, 1922, in Tilden to Manuel and Maria (Martinez) Valadez. He married Juanita Almendarez in Tilden and was a rancher and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Three Rivers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers; seven sisters; a son, Juan Manuel Valadez; a grandchild, Michael Valadez; and two great-great-grandchildren, Faith and Destiny Williams.
Survivors include five children, Minga Munoz, Joe (GiGi) Valadez, Raul (Herminia) Valadez, all of Three Rivers, and Amelia (John) Favela and Marcos Valadez, both of Beeville; a sister, Lorenza Trevino of Corpus Christi; two brothers, Jimmy (Olivia) Valadez of Florida and Santos Valadez of Calliham; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home chapel in Three Rivers. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7:30.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Ryszard Zielinski officiating. Burial followed in Three Rivers Cemetery.
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