Joe Louis Valentine, Sr.

Joe Louis ValentineJoe Louis Valentine Sr., 76, of 830 Clair St., Inster, Michigan, entered eternal rest on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at his home.

He was born in Cleveland County, N.C., and was a son of the late Jessie Ray Valentine Sr. and the late Mattie Watkins Valentine. Joe was a member of Romulus Community Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Berthenia Valentine of the home; children, Joe Dean Bobo of Spartanburg, Robert Surratt of Virginia, Cynthia, Joyce, Joe Jr., Kelvin, Sharon and Carol Valentine, all of Michigan; four brothers, Rev. L.J. Valentine (Ruth) of Cowpens, J.B. Valentine (Louise), Jesse Jr., and Charles Valentine, all of Chesnee; two sisters, Kathleen Hughes (William) and Mittie Harris, all of Inster; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 20, in Inster.

(Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary.)