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

John Roberts

September 01, 1950 - - June 19, 2017

John Scott Roberts, 66, of Salem, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. John was a United States Navy veteran, and retired as a maintenance supervisor with Virginia Tech. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard L. Roberts, Sr. and Vivian Johnson Roberts, and his sister, Elizabeth Claire Roberts. Survivors include his brothers, Howard L. Roberts, Jr. and wife Teresa, Jame ...

Morton Rosenberg

August 30, 1923 - - June 11, 2017

Longtime Roanoke resident, Morton C. Rosenberg, 93, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Brandon Oaks Nursing home from complications due to Parkinson’s Syndrome. He spent almost his entire life in Roanoke except for two years at Virginia Tech, three and one-half years in the Merchant Marines during the Second World War and then another two years at the University of Virg ...

Larry Raborn

June 25, 1946 - - August 22, 2016

Larry (Jake) Raborn, 70, of Salem and formerly of Charlotte, NC, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 22, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Agnes Raborn; brother, Jerry Raborn; and sister-in-law, Jo Nan Raborn. Larry was a proud veteran, having served his country in the Army. An avid baseball fan, he loved watching the Red Sox play. He loved books ...

Dr. John Rice, Sr.

May 13, 1926 - - August 20, 2016

Dr. John D. Rice, Sr., 90, of Salem, died comfortably on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living in Salem. He was born in Abingdon, VA and was a WWII veteran. He obtained his Bachelors of Science at Florida State in Tallahassee, FL and his Doctorate at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He opened his practice in downtown Salem and proudly served his comm ...

Larry Robinson

September 19, 1959 - - July 23, 2016

Larry “Catfish” Robinson, 56, of Salem, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, July 23, 2016. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Larry was a veteran, having served his country in the Army. He loved Nascar and the outdoors. He enjoyed music and singing karaoke. Most of all he loved shooting pool and spending time with his friends at the “Sip”. Family ...

James Rakow

April 27, 1943 - - September 25, 2015

James C. Rakow, 72, of Roanoke and formerly of St. Pete, FL, passed on Friday, September 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence C. and Ruth Marie Rakow; and sister, Mary Lindsay. James was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. After serving in the Coast Guard, James began his career with the CIA. He retired after 30 years of service. He was an avid fi ...

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