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Julio ‘JR’ Valles

Julio “JR” Valles, 75 of Childress, formerly of Lampasas, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020, in Amarillo, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, December 28 at Sneed Funeral Chapel of Lampasas. Funeral services are private but will be live streamed via Sneed Funeral Chapel’s Facebook page.

JR was born on July 1, 1945 in Adamsville, Texas to Julio Valles, Sr. and Aurora Montoya Valles. He loved helping people and was a friend to everyone. Serving his community was very important to him. He was always in attendance at Friday night football games, whether in Lampasas or Childress. He was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, University of Texas Longhorns and the Texas Rangers.

He spent his career as a journeyman pipefitter and retired five years ago. While living in Lampasas, JR was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church. When he moved to Childress about 25 years ago, he became an active member of Holy Angel Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julio, Sr. and Aurora Valles; brothers Mike Valles and Manuel Valles; son Fernando Valles; daughters Sylvia Marie Valles and Mary Ann Henderson; and his first wife and mother of his children, Margarita Guerra Valles.

Survivors include his daughter Suzanne Butler; son David Valles; siblings Henry Valles, Raymond Valles and wife Olivia, Linda Hernandez and husband Jose and Lupe Valles and wife June; sister-in-law Katie Valles; grandchildren Dashawn Butler, Ashley Butler, Ayanna Butler, De’Jon Butler, Cody Henderson, Jesse Henderson and Arizona Henderson; great grandchildren Malachi, Josiah, Marlin III, Shawn, Sean’e, Quentin, Harmony and Giannah; ex-wife Melva Valles and her daughter Elva Barrica; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members.

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