US NAVY VETERAN – VIETNAM
The family of Mr. Dennis J. Valis, a US Navy Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.
Dennis Joe Valis, known as Papa by his loved ones, passed away at the age of 73, on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas.
Papa was born March 31, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas to Joe and Anne Valis, who have preceded his death. He graduated from Thomas A. Edison high school in 1966. Soon after graduating, Papa joined the United States Navy through 1970. His time of service included a tour in Vietnam and he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Papa will be remembered for his love of family and friends, fast cars, golf, history (including re-enactments), and model trains.
Papa is survived by his wife of 34 years, Helen M. Valis; his sister, Carolyn Posey and her husband, Lee; his sister-in-law, Patricia Garza; four daughters, Kelly Moreno, Karen Moore and her husband, David, Janet Hoelscher and her husband, Steven, and JoAnn Wengler, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
WEATHER: Hi 83 / Lo 66, 0% Chance of Rain, 83% Humidity, Wind: 7 mph ENE
REQUESTOR: Janet Hoelscher, Daughter
STAGING: 11:30 am, Friday, May 7, 2021
Porter Loring Mortuaries
San Antonio, Texas 78212
BRIEFING: 11:45 am
THIS IS A MOTORCYCLE ESCORT ONLY. NO CAGES PLEASE
HONOR LINE: 12:00 pm
KSU: 12:15 pm (Semper Gumby)
**THE CAGES WILL MEET AT THE SHELTER IN FT. SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY **
INTERMENT: 1:00 pm – Shelter #1
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
RC: Tom “Tom Cat” Wilson
FC: Don “Chappy” Ingram
** EVERYONE MUST WEAR FACE COVERING AT THE FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY **