Eddy Dixon Valentine, 70, of Dermott, died January 5, 2015 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
He was a licensed welder and farmed before getting into the construction business. He loved to hunt, fish, collect arrowheads and garden.
Mr. Valentine was born on June 24, 1944 and was the son of the late Homer and Johnnie Widner Valentine.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Donnie Valentine, Burvil Valentine and Roy Valentine.
Survivors include his wife Linda Reaves Valentine; sons, Eddy Wayne Valentine and, James Clay Valentine both of McGehee, and Jamie Wilhite and his wife Melisa of Monticello; a daughter, Wanda French and her husband Steve of McGehee; brothers, Wayne Valentine of Arizona, Billy Valentine of Hot Springs, and Clark Valentine of Monticello; grandchildren, Luke Valentine, Keith Lockwood, Hayden Valentine, Caysen Valentine, P.J. Hill and Devin French; and great-grandchildren, Dallas Guzman and Dixi Lee French, Hadley Clair Mchan.
Visitation is January 8 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. Funeral services will be held January 9 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Clint Pruitt officiating.
Burial will be at McGehee Cemetery. Pallbearers are be Richard Tindall, Paul Tyrone, Thomas Snow, James, Barnes, Robert Lewis Howell, Robert Green, Bo Vick and Pete Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Miles, Ralph Jones, Jimmie Burchfield, Boo Reaves, David Reaves, Clyde Davis, Junior Radar and Burt Ellis.