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Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-389-5441
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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

Emery White

February 20, 1924 - - August 31, 2016

Emery Albert White, 92, of Salem, went to be with the Lord, and joined his beloved wife, Mary Catherine, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Emery was born in Akron, OH on February 20, 1924. He was a first generation American, his parents having emigrated from Hungary. Emery held degrees in Electrical Engineering receiving them from the University of Akron where he obtained his Bach ...

Lawrence Williams, Sr.

July 20, 1926 - - May 27, 2016

Lawrence T. (T-Pot) Williams, 89, a member of the Greatest Generation, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at his son’s home in Salem, Va.. He was born July 20, 1926 in Richmond, Va. and lived most of his life in Chesterfield County. T-Pot was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche; and brothers, Frank, Roscoe, and Billy. He is survived by his son, Lon Williams (Susan) of Sal ...

Donald Webb

January 30, 1945 - - April 29, 2016

Donald L. Webb, 71, of Catawba, went to be with the Lord and his loved ones who preceded him, Friday, April 29, 2016. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha and Thomas Webb; sisters, Marlene St Clair (Bill) and Estelle Jones (Conley); brothers, Haden, Richard, and Gerald Webb; and nephew, Wesley Webb. Left to cherish his memory is his loving partner of 52 years, ...

Sarah Williams

July 10, 1944 - - April 27, 2016

Sarah L. “Tinkie” Williams, 71, of Salem, passed away after a long battle with ALS on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. She served in both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Naval Reserve, and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed her dogs, gardening, traveling, the beach, and spending time with her family. Preceding her in death was her f ...

Henry White

February 22, 1951 - - April 11, 2016

Henry Stephen “Steve” White, 65, of Salem, went to his eternal reward on April 11, 2016. He would have loved to stay longer with his greatest love, his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ruth White, and his sister, Faye White Goad. Surviving him are his loving wife, Mary Beth, and son Bradley Stephen; sisters Sandra Howell (Paul) and Karen Woolwine ...

Kenneth Waldron

February 02, 1940 - - March 09, 2016

Kenneth Eugene Waldron (Kenny), 76, of Salem passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 following a lengthy illness. Kenny was born February 2, 1940 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Eugene and Christine Waldron. Kenneth was proud to have been a veteran and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1960. He was a supervisor for Roanoke Fashions-Tultex for over 30 years. ...

Gregory Wilcock

December 03, 1949 - - October 01, 2015

Gregory A. Wilcock “Wil”, 65, of Roanoke passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015. He was born to the late Clyde and Kathleen Wilcock on December 3, 1949 in Salt Lake City, UT. Wil enlisted in the United States Army in 1970 and proudly served for over 27 years in units such as the 82nd Airborne and the Green Berets. He fought in two major wars and received awards and decorati ...

Ronald Ward

June 27, 1936 - - August 25, 2015

Ronald S. “Ron” Ward, 79, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015. A native and lifelong area resident, Ron was born on June 27, 1936, the son of the late Ed and Elsie Ward. He was an active member and Deacon at the First Baptist Roanoke Church, loved all sports and was an avid fisherman. Ron never met a stranger and was always willing to help others in any way he c ...

E Whitley

April 01, 1911 - - May 01, 2015

E Lane Whitley, 104, of Roanoke and formerly Galax, went home Friday, May 1, 2015, to be with the Lord, who blessed him with a good, full and healthy life. He was born in Galax, a son of the late Elgin Lane and Hattie Speer Whitley. He graduated from VMI, Class of ’34 and served in the US Army during World War II, retiring as a Colonel. He was employed as an electrical engin ...

Melvin Winslow

December 20, 1928 - - September 14, 2014

Melvin L. Winslow, 85, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014. He was born in Tyrone, PA, a son of the late Melvin C. and Anna Pletcher Winslow and had resided in Falls Church, VA for over 35 years prior to relocating to the Roanoke/Salem area 17 years ago. He was a veteran of the US Army and was employed as an electronics technician with the Fairfax County School ...

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