Johnny Gene Del Valle

July 28, 1949December 30, 2019
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Johnny Del Valle Johnny Del Valle, age 70, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019. Johnny was born in Clayton, New Mexico and was preceded in death by his parents, Romolo and Caroline Del Valle. He was a graduate of Clayton High School. He was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and has worked with Marshall Mize Ford for over 20 years. He was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church. Johnny loved baseball, coaching his summer team the Chattanooga Stars. Johnny always had the time to listen and talk to his players, he wanted baseball to make a difference in each one of their lives. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, George, Joe, Andy and JV Ulibarri; sister, Joann Sandoval. Johnny is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Sandra; children, Natalie Bassham, Chris (Andrea) Del Valle, Tonya (Jeff) Sarratt; Julius Del Valle, Lucas Del Valle, Jena (Wilford) Blowe, Jr., Casey (Susie) Fleser and Roxanne (Tomas) Duenas; 12 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sisters, Patsy (Ralph) Padilla, Lupe Montoya and Jane (Pete) Valdez. The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 pm on Sunday, January 5, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home and 12 (noon) to 1 pm on Monday, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 86 US-127, Signal Mountain, TN 37377. A Celebration of Johnny’s Life will follow at 1 pm on Monday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church with his Pastor Rocky Bradford officiating. Burial will be in Pickett Cemetery, Whitwell, TN. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at


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  • Visitation Sunday, January 5, 2020
  • Visitation Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Interment Monday, January 6, 2020


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Brenda L Vigil

January 9, 2020

Johnny was a hella guy, he worked with us in the cafeteria. He would bring his wife's music for us to listen to, he was very wise and gave us all good advice. He loved the students and did everything he could to help them, whatever the situation and they loved him. We were very sad when he left back to Tennessee but he did what needed to be done for Sandra. Fly high my friend, there will never be another you, rest EZ, God Bless 🙏🏻♥️🕊️😢

George Culver

January 7, 2020

Johnny was the best car salesman in Chattanoga. I bought several cars from him over the years. A very honest, Godly man!

jimmy dean

January 5, 2020

Johnny I will never forget you you were a loyal friend and mentor even after many years you returned to visit and we had a verry good conversation and got updated on the last 30 years. I wished i had one more chance to talk to you as everyone does,I wish I were Half the man you were ,so long for a spell .ill see you on that gloryful day.

Dale Layne

January 4, 2020

So sorry to hear about Uncle Johnny, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Buddy I will always remember what a great man you are and how you treated everyone in our family. You are loved and admired by so many!!! Have me a bowl of your green chili 🌶 ready when I get to Heaven!! Much love and respect, Sir!!! 💕

Robin Wade

January 4, 2020

I am sorry for the loss of your loved one Mr. Johnny. A few years ago,I bought a car for my daughter and Mr. Johnny was the salesman. I will remember him because he always remember me by sending birthday and Christmas cards. The cards were an advertisement from the dealership but Mr. Johnny made me feel special. I will keep y'all in my prayers.

Mary Burgess

January 3, 2020

When I think of Johnny, I see his beautiful smile, I will miss him dearly, Rest in Peace brother ❤️🌹

Mindy Yancey

January 3, 2020

It’s been quite some time since I last saw Johnny del. he always had a kind word for me and was always so nice. My regret is not reaching out to him in the last few years just to say hi. May he Rest In Peace and May his family find solace in the coming days

Teri & Peter Mansfield

January 3, 2020

Our Deepest Condolences to all the Family. Johnny was always so kind when we talked to him. Doesn't matter where we saw him always had a smile and he loved his coaching. He will be missed by everyone.

Francisco Romero

January 3, 2020

Descansa en Paz mi estimado Johnny.
Rest In Peace my dearest Johnny., a special note that distinguished you was your broken Spanish efforts to speak to me in my native language.
That my friend is what draw me back to you in your field of autos, that effort was worth coming back to hear you learn new words.
so long sir.
CONDOLENCES to all the Familia.

The Family

January 3, 2020