October 6, 1972 ~ November 20, 2021

Born in: West Monroe, LA
Resided in: Pendleton, IN

James “Mat” M. Valentine Jr., age 49, of Pendleton, passed away Saturday November 20, 2021 at St. Vincent 86th St. in Indianapolis. He was born October 6, 1972 in West Monroe, LA, the son of James and Sue Valentine.

Mat moved to Clyde, TX in 1981. He graduated from Clyde High School in 1990 then moved to Indiana. Mat was mentored by his granddad and learned how to make it through life because of those skills he was taught. Mat always took care of his family, starting with his mom and little sisters, and continued with his little family in Indiana. He worked at Theinenman Construction, Inc. as a shop supervisor. He loved four wheeling, hunting, football, and Nascar. He was a wonderful person who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mat is survived by his son Cameron Valentine (Ciara) of Markleville, IN; girlfriend Theresa Cook; sisters Karla Davis (Scott) of Baird, TX and Charlotte Brooks of Clyde, TX; nephews Preston Davis of Baird, TX and Ryan and Kallan Brooks of Clyde TX; brother and sister-in-law Kevin and Kerri Davis of Baird, TX; aunt Linda Sullivan of Nashville, TN; cousins Trevor and Nathan Sullivan of Nashville, TN; mother of son Claudia Valentine; and best friend Mike Merchant of Markleville.

He is preceded in death by his mother Sue Valentine and father James Valentine, and grandparents Bill and Violet Burnam.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation services were handled through Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service – Anderson.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. My dear sweet BROTHER, I will miss you the rest of my life because my only brother is with MAMA. Rest easy in my heart because that’s where you will be for the rest of my life. Mat I love you and miss you so much. Hold Mama’s hand and run the streets of Heaven until I see you again, thank God I was given the title my youngest sister when you spoke of me. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

  3. Today as been one week since you joined Mama. My heart breaks each time I think of you. Love and miss you so much. Best brother I could have asked for. One day at a time, is how I am getting through this. Love you always!!!

  4. Sending respect and prayers to Mat’s family. He was a great person to work with! ~Your friends at MacAllister Machinery.

  5. Mat was a neighbor anyone would be lucky to have. We are so sad he is gone. Condolences to his friends and family.

  6. Was saddened to hear yesterday of Matt’s passing. Knowing your hearts are breaking right now and that you miss him so. Matt was always such a nice guy and one that once you met, you never forgot him. He seemed to have a quiet sense of strength about him. He was just here within the last month picking up parts from us here at Walter Payton Power Equipment and I recall telling him how great it was to see him again as he hadn’t been in for a long time. Words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. Know my prayers are with all of you and that we share in your grief. We here at Walter Payton will miss him.

  7. Well this hasn’t been easy the last few weeks… I really can’t believe it’s so real. We spent most of our life together and u gave me the most precious gift anyone could give me… our Son! He’s a good mix of the both of us. The last words u said to us was all I needed to have. We were with u til the end and somedays I’m not sure that was enough. Just know Mat, that I still love u, and will miss u. But mostly the hardest part is Cameron is with out his daddy. Glad ur up there with ur Mama now. Rest easy Bub!

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