SPRINGFIELD – William Coot Valentine, 69, of Springfield, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at St. John’s Hospital.
He was born Dec. 11, 1939, in Helena, Ark., the son of Boosier and Flora Valentine. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Marseille Howard, Vernistine McCrary and Mary Valentine; and three brothers, Hosea, James Wesley and Leroy Valentine.
Mr. Valentine, a resident of Springfield most of his life, was self employed.
Surviving are a sister, Lois (George) Hayse of Springfield; several nieces and nephews, including special nieces, Judy (Carl) Beverly and Diane Howard, both of Springfield; several cousins; and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
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