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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

Philip Smiley

June 16, 1931 - - September 18, 2017

Philip “Bill” W. Smiley, 86, of Roanoke, VA and formerly of Chatham, NJ, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at home surrounded by loved ones after a short illness. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 61 years, Nancy; four children, Scott Smiley, Sandra Townsend and husband, Brian, Steven Smiley and wife, Theresa, and Shelly Smiley; six grandchildren, Jacqueline, Me ...

Wayne Shelor

November 01, 1930 - - May 16, 2017

Wayne Allen Shelor, 86, of Salem, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmett Houston and Irene Ridinger Shelor; brothers, Robert Jackson (Jack) Shelor and wife, Madeline, Frank Shelor and wife, Jean, Harvey Shelor, Harold Shelor and wife, Doris. Left to cherish his memory are former wife, Patsy Shelor; children, Leslie S. Whitma ...

Wayne Sizemore

June 21, 1965 - - May 12, 2017

Roger ‘Wayne’ Sizemore, 51, of Salem, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 12, 2017. He is survived by his parents, Roger L. and Carol Hawks Sizemore; three daughters, Kasey Sizemore and her mother Anne, Mackenzie and Rylee Sizemore and their mother Dawn; brother, Randy Sizemore (Bob Lystrup); sisters, Sherri Marion (Charlie), and Teresa Barker; nieces, Tara Dingess (Jo ...

George Snead

December 12, 1923 - - April 10, 2017

George White Snead, of Salem, was born at home on December 12, 1923 in Shawsville, Virginia, and died on April 10, 2017. George was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years, Ann Andrews Snead. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth “Lin” Snead Melchionna and her husband, Olin R. Melchionna, Jr.; two granddaughters, Ann Andrews Melchionna, and The Rev. Elizabeth ...

Claude Stump

August 09, 1941 - - February 20, 2017

Claude “Bud” Stump, 75, of Salem, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017. He was born Pearisburg, VA, the son of the late William C. Stump and Eula Stump Ehman and had been a Salem area resident for over 40 years. Bud proudly served his country in the US Army and was employed as a building supervisor with the Federal Government prior to retiring. He was a life member of Moos ...

Wayne Sledd

December 30, 1939 - - September 26, 2016

Wayne A. Sledd, 76, of Salem, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 26, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born in Roanoke, a son of the late Robert and Kathleen Sledd and had been a Salem area resident most of his life. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was employed as a manager in the print shop of Double Envelope prior to retiring after 40 years ...

Archibald Smith III

January 25, 1932 - - June 27, 2016

Smith, Archibald G. III “Smitty”, 84, of Elliston, Virginia went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2016 following a brief illness. He had a passion for animals and gardening. He enjoyed many days after retirement from Pepsi at the farmer’s market in Salem selling produce and meeting new friends. He served our country in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. ...

Robert Shelor

September 19, 1922 - - May 21, 2016

Robert Jackson (Jack) Shelor, 93, of Salem, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016. Jack enjoyed traveling the world with his beloved wife, Madeline, of 64 years. He was a WWII veteran that participated in landing at Utah Beach in Normandy just a week after D-Day, also receiving several battle stars. A “Salemite” all his life, Jack retired as a director for the city’s utility ...

Roger Sullivan DDS

September 17, 1924 - - April 08, 2016

Roger Edwin Sullivan, 91, of Salem and Smith Mountain Lake, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016. He was born in Chicago, Ill. the son of the late Edwin and Harriet Sullivan and had been an area resident for over 34 years. A dentist for over 40 years, he graduated from Loyola University of Chicago Dental School and retired (December 1991) as Chief of the Dental Service at the ...

Edward Shelton Sr

June 02, 1933 - - July 25, 2015

Edward Carlin Shelton, Sr., 82, of Elliston and formerly of Memphis, TN, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Edward retired from the Memphis Police Department after 26 years of dedicated service. He is survived by one daughter; 3 sons; 2 daughters-in-law; 3 sons-in-law; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and his dog, Sissy. Online condolences may be expr ...

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