Harry Carter Valentine Jr.
H.D Oliver Funeral Apartments
2002 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Harry Carter Valentine Jr.

Virginia Beach - Carter Valentine died Thursday, April 17 in his home at the North End of Virginia Beach.

Carter, born in Norfolk, Va., was a 1951 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Va. He was graduated, majoring in History, from his beloved Virginia Military Institute in 1955. From 1955 to 1975 Carter served his country as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a Vietnam veteran serving as an artillery officer during his career with the military. Major Valentine was especially happy to be chosen a Ceremonial Parade Commander for the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. In 1976, after retiring from the Marine Corps, he became Senior Marine Instructor, Marine Corps Junior ROTC, Phoebus High School, Hampton, Va. He retired from teaching in 1995. Carter loved teaching and touched many young lives in his teaching career.

Carter's first wife, Lucille, died in 2000. He is survived by their cherished children; Jim Valentine (his

wife, Lori) from St. Louis, Mo. and Paige Valentine and her much loved children, Miles and Marley of Burke, Va. Also his sister Paige Barrow (husband, Tim) of Virginia Beach (children Sloan, Lisa, Lilly ,Shannon, Michael and Emma) and brother Graham (wife, Beth, children Katherine, Johnny, Scott and Michael) of Johns Island, S.C.

Carter married Carvel Taylor, reunited after 50 years at their Wilson reunion, in 2004. He loved her children: Sukie Amory (husband. David and children, Linzee, Eric and John) of Duxbury, Mass., Steve Taylor (partner Diane and children Lacey and Tanner) of Virginia Beach, Joe Taylor (wife, Wendy and children, Trip, Terry and Trevor) of Chicago, Ill. and Mary Taylor (children, Chris and Liz).

Carter was a joyful and active member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. He enjoyed traveling with Carvel, sailing and surf fishing. He loved his Jack Russell Terriers, Molly Brown and Taz, his faithful companions in his final days. But closest to his heart were his Band of Brothers, his Brother Rats of VMI.

The funeral Eucharist will be held April 26 at 3 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N Witchduck Rd. Virginia Beach, VA with a reception in the parish hall after the service. He will be buried with his family at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Va. on Sunday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Instead of flowers, please send memorial donations in Carter's memory to the VMI Foundation, PO. Box 932, Lexington, VA. 24450 or to the Old Donation Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach VA. 23455. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road Chapel is handling arrangements and online condolences may to the family at hdoliver.com.

"May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace"

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Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Apr. 20, 2014.
Old Donation Episcopal Church
4449 N Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA
Forest Lawn Cemetery
, Norfolk, VA
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I have fond memories of Mr. Valentine from my years growing up in VB. My condolences to Jim, Paige, and the family. He will be missed.
John King
May 2, 2014
Mr and Mrs E Barnes Lawless 111
April 29, 2014
Dr and Mrs Robert H Bowden Jr
April 29, 2014
Carter was a wonderful father and and outstanding grandfather. He was a man of integrity and grace and an outstanding role model for his grand children Miles and Marley . They loved him so very much. They will miss him and so will we and all who knew him. With deepest sympathy, Greg and Pat Reinhart
Greg and Pat Reinhart
April 27, 2014
When Carter and I graduated from VMI, we reported to Marine Corps Base, Quantico to begin our officer training; then on to over 20 years service.Our paths crossed number of times and I looked forward to seeing him at VMI reunions. He was an exceptional Marine and a wonderful friend and brother rat. He will be missed by many. Reg Ridgely
April 21, 2014
Over 60 years of memories of a fellow cadet, an officer, a gentleman, and, above all, a Brother Rat. He designed our Class emblem. He will be missed.
Barney Lawless, '55
April 21, 2014
Carter will be missed. He was a suberb athelete at VMI and a great friend. He was a patriot serving his country in combat. May God Bles the family as they cherish his memory.

Margaret and Tom Tait
April 21, 2014
Sorry for your loss. Carter and I were Marines together.
Bob Trundle
April 20, 2014
Carter Valentine was a good man and a dear one. He lived a good life and was true to his principles. He made many friends and treated them with dignity.

He will be missed.

Requiescat in pace
Bernie Kirsch
April 20, 2014
Carvel and family,

Please know your in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Thankfully he went peacefully knowing he was loved.
Wendy Palmer
April 20, 2014
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