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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

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 ...

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 ...

John Hinkle

November 30, 1930 - - March 29, 2017

John R. Hinkle, 86, of Salem, passed from his earthly home Wednesday, March 29, 2017. He joins his father, Charles Raymond Hinkle; mother, Leah Beall Hinkle; sister, Celestine Rhind Hinkle; brother-in-law, Charles William Rhind; along with his two furry friends, “Duke”, his Weimeraner, and “Count”, his Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Left to cherish his memory is his loving a ...

Clarence Baker

July 30, 1939 - - March 26, 2017

Clarence Eugene Baker (Popeye), 77, of Roanoke, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy, and was a retired electrician. In his younger days, he loved working on old vehicles. His church membership was held at First Christian Church in Salem. Preceding him in death were his parents, Percy Edward and Roxie Ruth Crawford Baker; wi ...

Loyd Tingler

May 08, 1924 - - March 21, 2017

Loyd Malcolm Tingler, 92, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He was born in Paint Bank, VA, a son of the late George Layman Tingler and Clara Bowers Tingler, and later moved to Salem. Malcolm joined the US Navy in 1944 and proudly served his country during World War II. Following his discharge, he returned home and was in a group of veterans who finished their educ ...

Kathleen Brightwell

April 02, 1945 - - March 01, 2017

Kathleen Delia Gallagher Brightwell, 71, of Salem, VA passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017. She was born April 2, 1945 in Adams, Mass., a daughter of the late John Elliot and Ellen May Roberts Gallagher. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Michael H. Brightwell, Sr. Mrs. Brightwell was retired from the Salem VA Medical Center with 32 years of service. She ...

William John

August 07, 1933 - - February 26, 2017

JOHN William Mason William Mason John, 83 of Salem, VA passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Lewis Gale Hospital, Salem. Beloved Husband, Father, Uncle and Grandfather. He was born August 7, 1933 in Montgomery County, VA youngest son of the late J. Griffith John and Cleo Dosing John. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Griffith John Jr, and his first wife, Ann W ...

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 ...

Clifton Mills

October 09, 1939 - - February 14, 2017

Clifton W. “Tig” Mills, 77, of Moneta, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Cliff was a fanatic fisherman and hunter who loved his place on the lake. He loved to go bowling and had a mischievous sense of humor. Preceding him in death are his parents, Irvin Ray and Minnie Ruby Mills; daughter, Lori (Mills) Reynolds Meador; four brothers, Clinton, Kenneth, Don, and Bill ...

Aubrey Adams

March 06, 1926 - - January 04, 2017

Aubrey Eugene Adams, 90, of Salem, VA passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was born in Craig County, VA on March 6, 1926 a son of the late Josephus Cline Adams and Ruth Caldwell Adams. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Martha Ann Caldwell Adams; brothers, Harold, Gerald, Lawrence and Wayne Adams; and a sister, Edith Caldwell. Mr. Adams was a retired ...

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