James R. Van Valey Jr., 73, of Clinton, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 19, 2016) at his family residence in Clinton.


A time to celebrate James’ life will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials may be directed to National Foundation of the Deaf.


James was born Dec. 27, 1942, in Clinton, the son of James R. and Pauline Crum Van Valey Sr. He married Lois Winebrinner in 1959; she passed away March 19, 2001.



Survivors include his children, James R. (Michelle) Van Valey III, Clinton; Jeffrey Van Valey, Clinton; and Julie (Chris) Griffith, Clinton; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rose Marie (John) Rush, Bloomington.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


James retired from Revere/Olin Copper & Brass Inc. He loved motorcycles, woodworking, coaching baseball and spending time with his grandchildren.


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