Roger Louis Valdez, 80, of Woodway, Tx., passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, at his home.

Funeral services will be 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Steven Leger, pastor of St. Henry Catholic Church. Burial of cremated remains will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park at a later date.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Born in Port Arthur on June 21, 1931, Roger was the son of Conrade and Sarah (Cortez) Valdez. Roger served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant where he received two Purple Hearts and one Bronze Star in the Korean War.

In 2001, Roger was installed as Post Commander of the American Legion Post 49 in Orange and served for many years. He was a machinist for a local construction company and loved fishing. His family loves him and thanks him for his service.

Preceded in death by his wife, Maudie Valdez and two sisters, Roger is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Robert Bowen of Woodway, Gwen and Mike Hayes of Channelview; and three step-daughters, Pam Hudson, Janie Beckman both of Bridge City, and Helen Ann White of Groves.

He is also survived by his six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Avery; sister, Ophie Hooper; and brother, George Valdez.