James Joseph Valdez, better known as Jimmy by his friends, passed away on Feb. 7, 2014. Jimmy was born in Kingman on May 22, 1966, and lived in Kingman his whole life.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Sylvia Valdez, and his wife, Tami Valdez. Jimmy worked in a steel mill as an equipment operator.
Jimmy is survived by his sons, Joey Valdez of Sierra Vista and Keith Spenard of Kingman; his sister, Dianne Gutierrez of Kingman; a brother, Tom Valdez of Kingman; and nephews Curtis Valdez and Cristian Gutierrez of Tucson, and Richie Valdez and Steven Gutierrez of Kingman.
Jimmy will be missed greatly by all who loved and knew him.