Dallas Works Memorial - Employees In Remembrance

Loyd Valentine LOYD NELSON VALENTINE, 83, of Edgewood, TX passed away on May 14, 2020 in Tyler, TX, with burial in Bright Star Cemetery. Loyd was born Sept. 19, 1936, to the late Woodie O’Brien Valentine & Ollie Mae Nelson Valentine. Loyd graduated from Edgewood High School and then married the love of his life, Shirley Patterson, in 1956 at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point and they would have been married sixty-four 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 1967. He is preceded in death by his parents, Woodie O’Brien Valentine & Ollie Mae Nelson Valentine; nephews, Gary Rogers and Larry Lane; 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 Schafer 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 TaylorLass and Lauren Michelle Valentine; great grandchildren, Brady Wessinger, Josie Jones and Tessa Jones; & many other relatives and friends.