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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.

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Gary Stovall

January 10, 1943 - - August 06, 2018

Gary R. Stovall, 75, of Salem, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Monday, August 6, 2018. He was born in Princeton, WV, a son of the late Charles and Nellie Moore Stovall and had been an area resident for most of his life. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School and National Business College, where he was a member of Alpha Kappa Phi. Gary proudly served ...

Guy Jenks Sr

April 26, 1934 - - August 05, 2018

Guy Albert Jenks, Sr., 84, of Roanoke, was called home to dwell in the house of Lord, Sunday, August 5, 2018. Guy came from an extremely patriotic family whose family members fought in every major American armed conflict. He was the son of an immigrant. A Korean War veteran, Guy served on “The Battle Wagon”, USS New Jersey. He continued his career in the civil service wher ...

Kevin Reynolds

July 28, 1964 - - August 02, 2018

Kevin Lee Reynolds, age 54, of Salem, Va. was called home on Thursday, August 2, 2018. He was born on Tuesday, July 28, 1964. Kevin had a smile that could light up a room and he was loved by everyone. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master of Business Administration. He enjoyed all sports and was an avid Virginia Tech Hokie football fan. His love for sports ...

Susan Vasquez

October 25, 1960 - - July 13, 2018

A chapter complete, a page turned, a life well lived, a rest well earned. Susan Gail Vasquez (Floyd), of Salem VA passed away at her home on July 13, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. Susan was born in Huntington, WV on October 25th, 1960 to the late Leo Bryant Floyd and Phyllis Mae Floyd (Goodman). As a child, Sue lived an adventurous life, a free spirit with a fun-loving-sens ...

Marvin Smith, Jr.

January 07, 1932 - - July 05, 2018

Marvin Chapman Smith, Jr., 86, of Roanoke, or “Buddy” as he was affectionately known by most, made his peaceful journey to Heaven on Thursday, July 5, 2018 following a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was preceded in death by his most cherished and loving wife of 61 years, Betty Jo Reid Smith of Roanoke. Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Betty Ann Anderson a ...

Robert Wilcox

June 10, 1941 - - June 30, 2018

Robert “Bobby” Wayne Wilcox, 77, of Salem, VA, went to be in the arms of the Lord on Saturday, June 30, 2018. He was born in Enid, Oklahoma on June 10, 1941. He is preceded in death by his parents, John H. Wilcox and Goldie Wilcox Navarro; step-father Augie Navarro; siblings, Bonnie Navarro, Carma Jo Pritchard, Virginia Stuart and Danny Smith. Bobby was a true fighter hav ...

Charles Liebal Sr

December 03, 1930 - - June 30, 2018

“Just around the bend,” he would say. “Are we there yet, dad?” “Almost,” he would say as we hiked to the tallest mountain peaks, rode his jeep down the beach, canoed in the lake or crossed the river 7 times to get to just the ‘right spot." Well now he has passed the bend. With a joke on his lips and the sparkle in his eyes, he is driving his jeep to the most per ...

John Orr

January 25, 1929 - - June 14, 2018

Full Obituary To Appear At A Later Date.

William Wade

July 30, 1925 - - June 04, 2018

William “Bill” Homer Wade, 92, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 4, 2018. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific for three years. He was retired from the Norfolk Southern after 40 years of service. Bill was an avid amateur radio operator and his call sign was K4EPO. He also was a member of Roanoke Valley’s Coin and Relic Club where he was ...

Arnold Hogan

October 03, 1935 - - May 11, 2018

Arnold Bartley “Buddy” Hogan, 82, of Roanoke, VA passed away Friday, May 11, 2018. He was born October 3, 1935 in Matoaka, WV a son of the late Oscar Thomas and Annie Buchanan Hogan. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Bowling and Jacqueline “Jackie” Ferguson. Mr. Hogan was a US Navy Veteran, retired Lithograph Printer and a member of AMVET Post #40. ...

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