DANVILLE — Rene C Valley Sr., 71, of Danville, passed away Feb. 13, 2018, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born Nov. 26, 1946 in Mount Vernon to Rene A. Valley and Dorothy (Heintz) Valley.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara (Hogle) Valley; a son, Rene “Chuck” (Debbie Havens) Valley Jr.; a daughter, Lacie Valley; his mother, Dorothy Valley; and sister, Susie (Chet, whom he loved as his own brother) Beckholt; three grandchildren, Chad (Leslie) Valley, Natasha Valley and Danny Bradley; 3 great-granddaughters, Ellie, Ivie and Catie; and also by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
A retired factory worker of Mansfield Plumbing Product of Perrysville. Growing up, he played little league baseball and was a swimmer for Mount Vernon YMCA and won numerous awards. His love of music as a drummer started with his father’s band. Through the years he played for numerous local bands in Knox County. A life member of the Sons of AMVETS at local #95 Mount Vernon. He served as Local Commander and then went onto State Commander and in 1999-2000, was elected as National Commander for the organization. Besides his love for his family, music and American Veterans, his passion for golf kept him active. On any day, you could find him at Hiawatha Golf Course with his buddies. Always a kind word or even a joke just to make sure you had a smile on your face. Never a stranger did he come across. He was loved and will be greatly missed by many.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. A gathering at AMVETS Post #95 following the burial.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Knox County Humane Society.
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