Valentino Carmen Garcia, 41, of Battle Creek, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020. He was born on December 24, 1978 in Saginaw, MI. His greatest joy and achievement in life was his family. He was the son of Cruz and Theresa Chingman. He married Paulette Hughes on October 7, 2016 in Kalamazoo, MI. Val had a big personality and made friends wherever he went. Val was easy to be around and the type of person you could always count on. He loved hanging out, playing cards, grilling, and spending time with those closest to him. Val truly loved his friends and family. #SweetV will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Paulette Garcia; children, Valencia Carlton, Samantha Pew, Valentina Garcia, Mariah Garcia, and Jacob Garcia; his brothers Cruz Chingman, and Adam (Maria) Chingman; nieces and nephews, Kayla, Elijah, Carter and Chloe; mother-in-law, Shari Hughes; and an abundance of loved aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Alexander (Victoria) Chingman; maternal grandparents, Felix (Carmen) Garcia; and Paulette’s father, Dave Kaminski.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. (269)-965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com