Mr. Valadez was born Aug. 4, 1932, to Juan and Maria (Martinez) Valadez Sr. in Tilden. He was a mechanic in the oil field industry.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diamantina Valadez; and with his brothers and sisters.
Survivors include three sons, James (Valerie) Valadez, Robert (Sylvia) Valadez, both of Calliham, and Santos (Melinda) Valadez Jr. of Laredo; and one daughter, Katy Carrigan of Three Rivers.
Visitation was held Tuesday, May 13, from 6-8 p.m. with a rosary recited that evening. Cremation followed at Roberson Funeral Home in Three Rivers.
Services entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home, Three Rivers.