Survivors include his wife, Evagelina Lopez Valdez of Karnes City; daughter Olga Casanova and husband Jesse of Amarillo, TX; son, Arthur Valdez and wife Pamela of Amarillo; daughter, Vivian ValdezAmarillo; step-son, Juan Lopez of Karnes City; step-daughter, Felipa Garza and husband Jimmy Lee Karnes City; brothers, Lupe Valdez of Gillett, TX and Robert Valdez of Runge, TX; and fifteen grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice Ochoa Valdez; brothers, Pedro Valdez, Sr., Margarito Valdez and Simon Valdez; sisters, Otilia Moreno, Francisca Guerrero, Maria Morin and Antonia Carreon.
The funeral mass was celebrated on Friday November 11, 2011 at 10 a.m. at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City. Interment followed in the Helena Latin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jesse Morin, Ray Hernandez Jr., Lorenzo “Tre” Salinas, Daniel Y. Perez, Juan Lopez, and Jimmy Lee Garza.
Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home of Karnes City where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.