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C. Wayne Valentine Jr.

C. Wayne Valentine, Jr., 91, of Ellisville, Mississippi, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Alden Pointe Assisted Living in Hattiesburg, Mississippi surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at West Ellisville Baptist Church from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm in Ellisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at West Ellisville Baptist Church on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10:00 am with burial at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Laurel, Mississippi. Rev. Jerry East and Rev. Dwight Smith will officiate. Pallbearers will be active members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of West Ellisville Baptist Church. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 601-477-3797

He was preceded in death by his father, C. Wayne Valentine, Sr; mother, Leafy Rush Valentine; first wife, Nancy Warren Valentine; and second wife Jeanette Johnson Walters Valentine.

He is survived by his children, Billy Valentine (Connie) of Ellisville; Kathy Valentine of Ellisville; Kim Adkins (Brad) of Houston, Texas; and Tommy Valentine of Ellisville. Grandchildren include Jennifer Valentine of Ellisville; Mandi Valentine, Ellisville; Tyler Valentine of Miami, Florida; Kristen Sparks (Bradley) of Pace, Florida, and Chase Adkins of Houston, Texas. Great-Grandchildren include Harley and Berkeley Sparks of Pace, Florida. He is also survived by his sister, Bessie Ruth Valentine Rather of Fulton, MS as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Wayne Valentine loved the Lord and never met a stranger. Wayne loved to greet and talk with everyone. He was a graduate of R.H Watkins High School class of 1945. He attended Jones County Junior College and the University of Mississippi. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper for 31 years and during this time he was Assistant Director for Public Relations, Security Officer for two Mississippi Governors, Hugh L. White and J. P. Coleman, and loved patrolling highways all over the great state of Mississippi. After retirement from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, he was an instructor for the Laurel Police Academy and worked as a Federal Court Security Officer with the U. S. District in Hattiesburg, Mississippi for several years. He was a member of Toastmasters, Laurel Kiwanis, and a member of the Gideons International. He was an active church member at West Ellisville Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Director, and taught Sunday School for many years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to West Ellisville Baptist Church Building Fund.

An online guestbook may be signed at


C. Wayne Valentine Jr.
August 16, 1927 - January 26, 2019




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