Mr. Robert Jackson Valentine passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Iredell County on July 16, 1949, and he was the son of the late Bud and Dare Virginia Steele Valentine. He was the beloved husband to Betty Moore Valentine for 35 years. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Valentine, Edward Valentine, Johnny Valentine, and Hubert Glenn Valentine.

He was a graduate of Unity High School, and was a member of St. Peter Baptist Church, in Statesville. Robert was a retired employee from the N.C. Department of Transportation as a bridge builder. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army at Fort Jackson, S.C., in 1973. Robert will truly be missed.

Robert leaves to cherish the memory of his life his beloved wife, Betty Moore Valentine, of the home; three daughters, Kenya Ramseur, Katasha Valentine, and Kandy Valentine, all of Statesville; one son, Patrick Valentine of Kansas, Mo.; one brother, Lonnie Steele, of Olin, N.C.; one sister, Velva (James) Stevenson, of Olin, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Kenyal Ramseur, Kailee Ramseur, Khandi Ramseur, John Martin, Keyshawn Valentine, Ernest Ramseur Jr., and Jalyiah Martin, all of Statesville; six sisters-in-law, Peggy Valentine, Linda Moore, Joyce (Larry) Gray, Linda Allen, Brenda (Michael) Summers, and Jenny Walker; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, Statesville, N.C. The visitation will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Burial will be at the VA National Cemetery in Salisbury, N.C., on Monday, April 2, 2022.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Valentine family.

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