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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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Ronnie Prater

April 15, 1952 - - July 05, 2017

Ronnie Gene Prater, 65, of Elliston, VA passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was born April 15, 1952 in Beech Creek, WV a son of the late Willie Green Prater and Ida Bell Varney Prater. He was also preceded in death by five siblings, William Prater, Richard Prater, Larry Prater, Nellie Hawkins and Anna Bell McMahan. Mr. Prater was an Army Vietnam Veteran and a retired truc ...

Carl Blankenship

September 24, 1951 - - June 28, 2017

Carl William “Bill” Blankenship, 65, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. He was born September 24, 1951, a son of the late William Frank Blankenship and the late Helen McDaniel Ayers. As a young man, Bill enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War. He was a very proud patriot and historian of our country. He was the ...

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 ...

Irwin McNeely Sr

January 22, 1928 - - June 15, 2017

Irwin Hollar McNeely, MD Irwin H. McNeely, MD, 89, died June 15, 2017 in Salem, Virginia. He was born January 22, 1928 in Nash County, North Carolina to the late Lester Howard and Mamie Hollar McNeely. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold McNeely and his sister, Evelyn McNeely. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Emogene Powell McNeely of Blacksburg, ...

George Hoffman

November 08, 1935 - - June 13, 2017

George Martin Hoffman, 81, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Henry, IL, a son of the late Sylvester and Thelma Bush Hoffman and had been a Salem area resident since 1977. He was Honorably Discharged from the United States Navy after twenty years, which included service during both the Korean War ...

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 ...

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 ...

Misty Barbour

September 05, 1957 - - May 11, 2017

Misty Gale Barbour, 59, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at LewisGale Medical Center in Salem. She was born in Roanoke on September 5, 1957, a daughter of the late Dalton Julius Barbour and Jean Delores Parrish Barbour. A lifetime resident of the Roanoke Valley, Misty was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served in 64 Charlie and the 82nd Airborne Divi ...

Tyler Croke

June 23, 1993 - - May 07, 2017

Tyler Kaden Croke, 23, of Salem, Va. and El Paso, Texas went to be with the Lord, Sunday May 7, 2017. Tyler graduated from Salem High School as class of 2011. He was the captain of his youth ice hockey team. Tyler was a United States Army combat veteran that served overseas in Afghanistan. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dr. Alan J. Atha; paternal grandpar ...

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