Carlos Valverde, 78, of Amarillo, passed away June 11, 2022. He was born June 15, 1943, to Solomon and Conferina (Gonzalez) Valverde.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022, at St. Matthews Methodist Church, 1631 South Roberts Street, with Pastor Emanuel “Manny” Burgos officiating. Interment will follow at Llano Cemetery.
Mr. Valverde will be available for viewing on Wednesday from 1:00-8:00 p.m. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 6-8:00 p.m.
Carlos began training as a carpenter from a very young age. He remained a carpenter throughout his life. He enjoyed playing poker and fishing. His love of fishing was shared with his children. Carlos loved his siblings and his parents very much. He suffered a stroke in 2008, yet he never gave up on trying to live a full life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Solomon and Conferina Valverde; his sons, Carlos Valverde, Jr. and Herman Valverde; and five siblings, Cristobal, Aurora, Francisco, Gilbert and Guadalupe.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Theresa Valverde; his daughters, Donna Wilhite-Valverde, and Cynthia Taylor; his only surviving sister, Patricia Martinez, his grandchildren Bryan, Selina, Nicholas, Carlee, Bode, Londyn, and Berlin, and one great-grandson, Lucas. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Nghi Valverde, and two former sons-in-law, Bryan Wilhite, and Jason Taylor.