Mr. Librado “Lee” Valdez, Jr., age 62, of Lake City, Florida died Saturday, April 11, in the Lake City Medical Center, Lake City, Florida. Mr. Valdez was born in Refugio, Texas and resided in Aurora, Illinois before moving to Lake City, Florida seven years ago. He was a musician most of his life and played the base guitar in many blues bands in the United States and Italy, most notably for B. B. King’s blues band for many years. When not touring for his music, he worked also as a printer for many printing shops. He loved his music and watching old movies. He was preceded in death by his parents, Librado and Enriquetta Cortinas Valdez, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Jill L. Valdez of Lake City, Florida: Two sisters, Melinda Davis of Santa Fe, Texas and Cynthia Montalvo of Bay City, Texas: one brother, Vicente Ortiz of Sweeney, Texas: nephew, Ray Martinez of Goldsboro, North Carolina. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Bvd., Lake City, Fla. in charge of arrangements
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