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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Roger Butterworth

May 07, 1962 - - July 06, 2017

Roger Elemer “Fudd” Butterworth, 55, of Roanoke, VA passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. He was born May 7, 1962 in Salem, VA a son of the late Bobby Elemer and Lila Collins Butterworth. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Lee Butterworth. He is survived by his son, Chris Geibner; granddaughter, McKenzie Geibner; sister, Linda Harrell and husband, James; b ...

Carl Blankenship

September 24, 1951 - - June 28, 2017

Carl William “Bill” Blankenship, 65, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. He was born September 24, 1951, a son of the late William Frank Blankenship and the late Helen McDaniel Ayers. As a young man, Bill enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War. He was a very proud patriot and historian of our country. He was the ...

Misty Barbour

September 05, 1957 - - May 11, 2017

Misty Gale Barbour, 59, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at LewisGale Medical Center in Salem. She was born in Roanoke on September 5, 1957, a daughter of the late Dalton Julius Barbour and Jean Delores Parrish Barbour. A lifetime resident of the Roanoke Valley, Misty was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served in 64 Charlie and the 82nd Airborne Divi ...

Clarence Baker

July 30, 1939 - - March 26, 2017

Clarence Eugene Baker (Popeye), 77, of Roanoke, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy, and was a retired electrician. In his younger days, he loved working on old vehicles. His church membership was held at First Christian Church in Salem. Preceding him in death were his parents, Percy Edward and Roxie Ruth Crawford Baker; wi ...

Kathleen Brightwell

April 02, 1945 - - March 01, 2017

Kathleen Delia Gallagher Brightwell, 71, of Salem, VA passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017. She was born April 2, 1945 in Adams, Mass., a daughter of the late John Elliot and Ellen May Roberts Gallagher. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Michael H. Brightwell, Sr. Mrs. Brightwell was retired from the Salem VA Medical Center with 32 years of service. She ...

Earle Brodie Jr

August 27, 1923 - - November 17, 2016

Earle Wilder Brodie, Jr. Earle Wilder Brodie, Jr. 93, recently a resident of the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke, VA died on November 17, 2016. He was born in Woburn, MA on August 27, 1923, son of Earle W. Brodie, Sr. and Sarah Graham Brodie. He lived most of his life in Miami, FL. For seventeen years, he lived in Waynesboro VA before moving to the VVCC. He retired a ...

Harold Bowman

February 26, 1928 - - June 14, 2016

Harold Edwin Bowman, of Roanoke County, died peacefully on June 14, 2016. He was 88 years old. His parents were Clarence and Cora Mannon Bowman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline (Jackie) Eleanor Turnbull Bowman. He’s survived by his daughter, Anne Bowman Sampson, and very special friends: Marc and Mary Wilson, their children, Jonathan, Jessica and Nicole, and ...

Rear Admiral Stephen Baker

September 30, 1946 - - April 20, 2016

Rear Admiral Stephen H. Baker, USN (RET), 69, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Rear Admiral Baker was born in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire. A graduate of Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, he received his commission from the Aviation Officer Candidate Program in August 1969 and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in April 1970. Following an ...

James Beamer

September 07, 1935 - - April 08, 2016

James Mitchell Beamer, 80, of Salem, died on Friday, April 8, 2016. Born in Elizabeth, NJ in 1935, he graduated with distinction from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA, with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Jim was 1st in his graduating class. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a First Lieutenant based in Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, LA. H ...

Patrick Buchanan Sr

December 08, 1925 - - December 13, 2015

Patrick Campbell Buchanan, Sr., 90, died December 13, 2015, at Salem Terrace in Salem, VA. Born in Abingdon, VA. on December 8, 1925, he was the son of the late John Preston Buchanan, Sr., and Annabel Morris Buchanan. Raised in Marion, VA, he moved to Richmond, VA and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1943, ultimately receiving his B.A. from the College of William ...

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