American Veteran 04


1951 ~ 2021 (age 69)


Graveside Services for John Nicholas Valentine, Jr, 69, of Copperas Cove are held at 2:00pm on Friday, June 25 at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery. Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 26, at Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center. 

John N. Valentine, Jr. died on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at a hospital in Killeen. 

John Nicholas Valentine, Jr. was born to John Nicholas Valentine and Cliffordean Hatfield in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Thornridge High School in Dolton, Illinois. He enlisted into the U.S. Navy made E7 then went WO3 as an Electronic Repair Officer. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Illinois and received his Masters degree at University of Florida. He married the love of his life, Linda Susan Jacobs on April 4, 1970. He retired in 1990 from his military career and became the CFO of Operation Phantom Support. His missions included Phantom Santa, Toys for Troops, Operation Phantom Cakes, Operation re-supply, Operation Road Warrior and Monkey Wrench. His heart was full of love and showed it to his family and wife of 51 years. He was a member of Military Officers of America, NRA, DAV, Texas Association of Bass Fishing.  

He is preceded in death by his parents. 

Survivors include his wife, Linda Susan Valentine, two sons, John Nicholas Valentine III, and wife Jeannette of Copperas Cove, Adam Valentine of Copperas Cove, one brother, Robert Valentine and wife Diane of Florida, two sister-in-law's Debbie Parker, and Pat Smith and husband James Smith, five nephews, Jameson Parker and wife Laura of Denver Colorado,  Greg and wife Jen of Indianapolis, Kyle Smith and wife Breanna of Oragen,  BIlly Valentine and wife Lauren , Denver Colorado, and Bobby Valentine and wife Carolyn of Florida and their families along with six grandchildren, Amber Valentine, Kathrynne Valentine, H.B, Ashlynne Emma, Jacob.  

In Lieu of Flowers Please make a memorial donation in honor of Veteran, WO Valentine to cover the cost of expenses

Arrangements are in the care of Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center in Temple, Tx.


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Graveside Service
June 25, 2021

2:00 PM
Central Texas Veterans Cemetery (Copperas Cove)
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Celebration of Life
June 26, 2021

6:00 PM
Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center
4235 E US Hwy 190
Temple, TX 76501
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