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Dane Lee Valentine, Jr.

September 11, 1969 ~ May 16, 2020 (age 50)


Born in Terre Haute, Indiana on September 11, 1969, a son to the late Dane Lee Valentine, Sr. and Dorothy (Lea) Valentine, Dane Lee Valentine, Jr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Union Hospital at the age of 50.

Dane had a love for hunting, fishing, and nature, as well as country music.  Most of all he loved spending time with friends and family.

Dane is survived by his beloved wife Tina Jane (Heller) Valentine of Pillmore, Indiana, his three sons Ethan Hamblen, Mark Poynter (Amy), Kyle Poynter (Chelsie); grandchildren Kelsie (Mikey), Christopher, Kay Kay (Luke), Tyler, Kenley, Zoi, Kyndal, Kaisley; a special little friend Lilliana, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, one sister Majorie (Pat) Tocher and brother Mike Valentine (Twyla).

He is preceded in death by his parents of Fontanet, Indiana, Mary Phyllis, and step son Nikolus Lee.

Samaritan Funeral Home assisted with cremation.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date due to the pandemic.  Donations can be made to Go Fund Me Account  Online condolences may be made to



“To Those Who Love Me”

When I am gone, release me, let me go-
So I can move into my afterglow.
You mustn't tie me down with your tears;

Let’s be happy that we had so many years. 
I gave you my love, and you can only guess 
How much you've given me in happiness. 
I thank you for the love that you each have shown, 
But now it is time I traveled on alone.

So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must, 
Then let your grief be comforted by trust. 
It is only for a while that we must part, 
So bless the memories within your heart.

And then, when you must come this way alone,

I'll greet you with a smile and a 'Welcome Home'.



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