Age 83, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021. He was born on February 17, 1937, in Springfield, Ohio, to the late William A. and Mary Mabel (McCoy) Valentine.

He attended both Wittenberg University and The Ohio State University. Jim was a proud owner of several businesses alongside his partner, Charles Crabill of over 40 years in Springfield, Ohio, and throughout the U.S. He loved to boat, whether it was at Indian Lake, Ohio, or in Naples, Florida, it was a passion he shared with family. Jim served in the United States Navy in the early sixties. He was a longtime fan of over 40 years of the OSU Buckeyes and Cincinnati Bengals. He gladly donated to those in need and to various organizations in the Springfield area and beyond.

Jim first and foremost put his family above everything. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Julia; children, Luanne Brown (Eric), Bryan James Valentine (Lynne), Chelsea

Valentine Heilbronner (Taylor); grandchildren, Jamie and Matt Brown (Sandi), Paige Valentine and Cody Valentine, Hudson and Milo Heilbronner; great-grandchildren, Logan, Jayden, Keegan, Cameron and Braylin.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, William Roger Valentine; first wife, Marilyn Jeanette Fawley; and second wife, Marilene "Marty" Barry.

A private gathering will be held. Memorial contributions can be made to The Ohio State University, c/o Valentine IPF Research Fund, Fund #316282, PO Box 710811, Columbus, Ohio 43271. Arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER MIDTOWN. To share memories or condolences, please visit

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