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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

Douglas Puckett

November 04, 1937 - - December 02, 2017

Douglas L. Puckett, 80, of Salem, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. A native and lifelong resident, Doug retired as a corrections officer from the Botetourt Corrections Center following many years of service. He enjoyed planting flowers, sports cars; the comradery at Happy’s Flea Market and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Rak ...

Arthur Hoback

January 30, 1927 - - October 23, 2017

Arthur Boyd “A.B.” Hoback, 90, passed away at his home in Salem on Monday, October 23, 2017. A.B. was raised in Wythe County. A graduate of Rural Retreat High School, he missed his graduation ceremony in 1945 because Uncle Sam requested his service in the U.S. Army once he turned 18. He was stationed in France, working with The Stars and Stripes military newspaper. Afte ...

Roger Israel

November 03, 1969 - - October 18, 2017

Roger Lee Israel, 47, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. He was the husband of Carol Israel. Mr. Israel was born November 3, 1969 in Eden, North Carolina, a son of the late Roger Allen Shore and Delphine Maude Kakappa Israel. In addition to his wife Carol, he is survived by his daughter, Lexi Israel; brothers, Richard Scott Israel, and Allen Wesley Israel and ...

Eric Naschold Jr

November 03, 1927 - - October 17, 2017

Eric T. Naschold, Jr., 89, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born and raised in Erie, PA, the son of the late Eric and Clara Wolfe Naschold. He enlisted in the US Army following his high school graduation, which led him to Virginia Military Institute. While at VMI, he earned his Bachelor Degree in electrical engineering, and met his future wife Janice H ...

Thomas Addison Jr

May 23, 1925 - - October 17, 2017

Thomas Albert Addison Jr died October 17, 2017 at the ripe old age of 92 at Richfield Health & Rehabilitation Center in Salem, VA. He was born in Wise County, Virginia in 1925, the third child of a family of 16 children. He inflated his age to enlist in the US Marine Corps at 17 and fought in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Following medical discharge and recovery, he returne ...

Roy Hedge

July 27, 1936 - - October 16, 2017

Roy Eugene Hedge, 81, of Salem, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at his home in Salem. He was with devoted wife and caregiver, Betty, and surrounded by his family. Roy was born in Pulaski County, Virginia to the late Glenn and Margaret Scott Hedge on July 27, 1936. Along with his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Hedge; and nephew, Robbie Hedge. ...

Eugene West

September 29, 1930 - - October 04, 2017

Eugene Wilson West, 87, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017, surrounded by his family. Gene was born September 29, 1930 and was raised in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, by his parents Wilson Cline West and Ora Eugenia Jett West. He spent most of his life here in the Roanoke Valley. After graduating from Andrew Lewis High School in Salem, Gene attended Ferrum College an ...

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 ...

James Trail

July 31, 1937 - - September 08, 2017

James Edward Trail, 80, of Buchanan, saddled up and rode off into the sunset on Friday, September 8, 2017. He was the son of the late James and Ruby Howell Trail and had been a lifetime Salem area resident prior to locating to Buchanan nearly nine years ago. He is survived by his wife, Shelby Linkenhoker Trail; step-daughter, Tammy King and husband Robert; step-son, Tony Spin ...

Glen Rosendahl

July 09, 1932 - - September 07, 2017

Glen Awalt Rosendahl, 85, died Thursday, September 7, 2017, due to heart disease. He is predeceased by his son, Gar Rosendahl and grandsons, Andrew and Samuel Rosendahl. He is survived by a sister LuElla Pitkin, his wife of 61 years Jean nee Anderson, daughter Jodi (Mark) Henrickson, sons Jon and Greg Rosendahl, daughter-in-law Cheryl Rosendahl, eight grandchildren and three g ...

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