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Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-389-5441
Fax: 540-389-2107

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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.

Past Services

Tyler Croke

June 23, 1993 - - May 07, 2017

Tyler Kaden Croke, 23, of Salem, Va. and El Paso, Texas went to be with the Lord, Sunday May 7, 2017. Tyler graduated from Salem High School as class of 2011. He was the captain of his youth ice hockey team. Tyler was a United States Army combat veteran that served overseas in Afghanistan. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dr. Alan J. Atha; paternal grandpar ...

Cecil Counts

February 10, 1928 - - December 28, 2016

Cecil E. Counts, of Salem, passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He was born in Washington County, VA on February 10, 1928 to the late Charles Edward and Vada Taylor Counts. Also preceding him in death were his wife of 60 years, Faye Gearheart Counts, sister Evelyn Henderson and sons Fred R. Gearheart, Jr. and Randolf A. Gearheart. He is survived by his sons, ...

Vernie Conner Jr

January 16, 1924 - - December 11, 2016

Vernie G. Conner, Jr., 92, of Salem, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016. He was born in Roanoke, a son of the late Vernie and Mamie Dowdy Conner and had been a lifetime area resident. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was retired from General Electric following many years of service. Vernie was an avid gardener who enjoyed sharing his bounty with others. I ...

James Clem

February 14, 1947 - - November 14, 2016

James Keith Clem, 69, of Roanoke, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2016. He was born in Norfolk, the son of the late Walter Joseph Clem and Clarice Wright Clem and had been an area resident most of his life. He proudly served his country with the US Army 11th Calvary during the Vietnam War, receiving the Purple Heart for injuries received. Jim was a long time memb ...

William Cregger

April 18, 1931 - - September 09, 2016

Carson Crouch

November 11, 1937 - - March 29, 2016

Carson Davis Crouch, 78, of Salem, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. He was born in Bedford County, the son of the late Charlie W. and Dorothy Kirby Crouch and had been a Salem area resident for over 50 years. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was employed for many years as a for ...

Tom Clifton

November 01, 1931 - - June 30, 2015

Tom Jay Clifton, 83, of Salem, VA passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. He was born November 1, 1931 in Mullins, WV a son of the late Pierce (Doc) and Lottie Lowery Clifton. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Clifton and a sister, Margaret Steber. Mr. Clifton served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from General Electric and was a member of B ...

William Cleary Jr

September 28, 1936 - - February 03, 2015

William H. (Bill) Cleary, 78, of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. He was born in Lynn, MA on September 28, 1936 to the late William H. Cleary, Sr. and Marion (Promise) Cleary. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence Cleary and Matthew Cleary. Family remaining to cherish his memory includes his wife of 54 years, Geraldine ( ...

Clark Cregger Jr

May 30, 1925 - - November 08, 2014

Clark McKinley Cregger, Jr., 89, of Salem; Christian, family man, and proud veteran, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 8, 2014. He served in WWII with the 8th Army Air Corps and retired from Eli Lilly & Co. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clark McKinley Cregger, Sr. and Jennie Kent Cregger; and his wife, Opal Bell Smith Cregger. Family remaining to cherish ...

Robert Cotton

February 02, 1934 - - August 18, 2014

Robert G. (Joe) Cotton, of Fredericksburg, went to be with the Lord on August 18, 2014. He was born February 2, 1934 in New Orleans, during an older time of Jazz music, swing dancing, and horse racing. The last days of a bygone era have passed. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Mildred Cotton, his mother and father, four brothers, and two sisters. Survived by one sister, on ...

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