February 1, 1937 ~ December 23, 2022

Born in: Culberson, NC
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Gerald “Jerry” Valentine, 85, was born on Feb. 1, 1937, in Culberson, N.C., and passed away on Dec. 23, 2022, in Pueblo, Colo.

He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 65 years, Janet; son, Boyd who is the other love of his life; cousin, Ron (Julie) Rice; brother-in-law, Butch (Sue) Sartor; very special niece, Tammy (Jim) Bowen; and numerous other nieces and nephews that were very dear to him.

He is preceded in death by his sons, Bruce and Quenten Valentine; Mother, Alma; Mother and Father-in-law, Ray and Louise Sartor; Sisters-in-law, Bonnie Goodrich, Janie Sartor, LaJune Macaluso; and brother-in-law, Donnie Sartor.

He retired from CF&I in 1984 after 27 years, and retired from PCC Auto Body Shop in 2008 after 19 years where he was affectionately known to the students as “Mr. V, the Tool Guy”.

He enjoyed Saturday nights with his wife and special friends, Gene and Velma Hart, and going to dinner and the movies. Sunday dinners with family, watching Nascar with his sons, Wednesday nights at Village Inn with Family, Thursday morning breakfast with his special gals, his wife, Shirley, Alice, and Linda, and Friday nights at his niece Tammy’s house for dinner and playing cards were his special joy.

At Jerry’s request, there will be no service. Cremation by Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

In lieu of food and flowers, donations can be made to PAWS for Life, 800 N Pueblo Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81003, https://pawspueblo.org/donate/ in Jerry’s name.

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  1. CandleImageMy condolenses to family and friends. Jerry was a good and kind man, I worked at the mill, with Quenten and got to know Jerry through him.. Both was great guys.. R.I.P. to the both of them!
    GarySt. Clair

  2. CandleImageI love you very much and I know that you will be missed by many and especially me. I wished I could of saw you again before you left. Thank you for raising a wonderful son who was such a huge part of my life. Say hi to Q and Molly for me.

  3. So sorry to hear about Mr Valentine passing. My deepest sympathy for Janet and Boyd and the rest of the family.

  4. CandleImageJanet and family,
    So sorry to read about Jerry. He always had a beautiful smile and was loved by everyone!! May God always bless you and your family, my friend!!
    Donna Ziegler

  5. Our deepest condolences to Janet, Boyd and family. We really enjoyed our brief visits with Jerry at Village Inn so long ago. Jerry always had a smile and was warm and friendly.

  6. Jerry was very smart, kind and funny all rolled up in a one. He will be greatly missed by all of those that had the honor of knowing him. Please god, look after his beautiful wife, son and niece as well as other relatives, friends and pets!! You will be so missed. Thank you for the great memories.

  7. Janet and Boyd
    So very sorry to hear about Jerry, our prayers an thoughts are with you and Boyd.

  8. CandleImageJanet, Tammy and Jim.
    Please know loving thoughts are with you.
    Our biggest hugs and prayers of that you know Jerry is with the Lord and that that God’s Grace will give you peace.
    All our Love
    Fran and Gary

  9. My sweet uncle! You were like a 2nd dad to me! I could always count on you for advice and guidance! Friday nights will never be the same again! I am going to miss you so terribly! I will always be here for Janet and Boyd for whatever they may need. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories we made together! Until we meet again…I love you more than words can say!

  10. Janet. I was so sorry to hear about Jerry we always had good times we had when Covid came it changed everything. I will always remember the good times we had I still remember when I first met Jerry. He had that green ford. My prays are with you. If you need me for any thing call me . I have missed the pointer sisters we sure have had lots of memories also. I will miss Jerry he was so special.love you Alice friends always.

  11. Janet so sad ! Such a great guy always enjoyed the fun times with him. It’s been a difficult year, I hope if I can help you in any way you’ll please call. Miss you! Judy

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