Just 5 weeks after his brother, Ricky Valdez, entered the gates of Heaven, Gilbert Y. Valdez, Jr. joined him on May 12. 2020. Gilbert, also known to many as “Coon” was born and raised in Lockhart alongside his siblings, Rita, Ronnie and Gabriel. He was born on June 7, 1961 to parents Gilbert Y. Valdez, Sr. and Anita Gutierrez. Coon was 58 years old.
He enjoyed watching football, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns. Coon loved and pampered his beloved four-legged fur baby, Bambi. Bambi enjoyed his cooking and will greatly miss his companionship.
Gilbert is preceded in death by his father Gilbert Y. Valdez, Sr.; brother, Ricky Valdez and maternal grandparents, Benancio and Rosa Gutierrez. A host of relatives who will miss him greatly include his wife of 37 years Marie Valdez; mother Anita G. Valdez, siblings: Rita Valdez (Michael), Ronnie Valdez (Eunice) and Gabriel Valdez (Veronica); nieces and nephews: Gilbert Joe, Saniya, Noah, Briana, Randon, Jr., Kimberly, Brian, Kelsey, Samuel, Jon, Leticia and Adrian and numerous great nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Services were held at McCurdy Funeral Home on May 16th and 17th. Coon will be buried with his father at the Reedville Cemetery at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be Jon Llanos, Brian Valdez, Randon Romero, Jr., Gilbert Joe, Saniya, Noah Valdez-Mojica, Michael Mojica and Benancio Gutierrez, Jr.
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