305 Roanoke Boulevard
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

Thomas Franklin, Jr.

December 04, 1946 - - March 12, 2018

Thomas Flickwir Franklin, Jr., 71, of Roanoke and formerly of Salem, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Franklin, Sr. and Sylvia (Deel) Franklin. Left to cherish his memory are daughter, Aimee Brown and husband, Scott; sisters, Sharyn Parks and husband, Derrell and Susan Bohannon and husband, Lewis; grandchildren, Andrew, ...

Dennis Fillpot

November 07, 1951 - - January 19, 2018

Dennis G. Fillpot age, 66 of Salem, VA formerly of Jacksonville, NC passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 in Salem, VA. Born on Wednesday, November 7, 1951 to the late Floyd H. and Thelma Snow Fillpot in Garden City, KS. Dennis was a retired SSgt. of the United States Marine Corps after retirement he became an Instructor at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC. ...

Robert Friend

September 19, 1927 - - December 09, 2017

Robert “Bob” Marion Friend, 90, of Salem, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017. He was the husband of Betty Dagenhart Friend. Mr. Friend was born September 19, 1927, in Roanoke, a son of the late Victor H. Friend, Sr. and Pearl Wilkinson Friend. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1946. One month later, in September, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. In March of ...

Tim Ford

July 21, 1966 - - July 07, 2016

Tim Ford, 49, of Elliston, went to be with his Lord Thursday, July 7, 2016. Preceding him in death was his father, Kenneth Wayne Ford; brother, Bradley Wayne Ford; and sister-in-law, Penny Arrington. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 22 years, Terri Ford; daughter, Courtney Ford; grandson, Easton Ford; mother, Betty Roper; mother-in-law, Mom Shelton; sisters-in-l ...

Emmett French

October 27, 1926 - - August 27, 2014

Emmett R. “Rudy” French, 87, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014. He was born October 27, 1926 in Bluefield, WV to the late James E. and Letha M. French. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie S. French; brother, Jeff French; mother-in-law, Clara Lee Schrader; and companion, Leona Weddell. Rudy was avid golfer and member of t ...

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