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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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Stefan Bratcher Sr

January 31, 1961 - - November 10, 2018

BRATCHER Stefan Charles Stefan (Steve) Charles Bratcher, Sr., 57, of Salem, VA passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018. He was born January 31, 1961 in Germany a son of Annemarie Ruppel Bratcher and the late Charles Wayne Bratcher. Steve retired from the Navy where he last served as an Aviation Boatswain Mate. He served his country during the Gulf War and Desert Storm. ...

Lucious Bowen

October 30, 1930 - - March 04, 2018

Lucious ‘Big Daddy’ Bowen, 87, of Roanoke, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 4, 2018. He was born in Georgia, a son of the late Harris and Betty Giddens Bowen, and after a life of employment that took him to many parts of the country, settled in the Roanoke area over twenty years ago. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1948 thru 1952. Lucious enjoyed ...

William Bain

November 06, 1944 - - January 16, 2018

William E. “Bill” Bain, 73, of Salem, died on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Earl S. and Jane J. Bain; and nephew, Larry W. Booth, Jr. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Carolyn U. Bain of Salem, VA; children, Leigh B. (Shane) Hitchcock of Nashville, TN and Stuart M. (Sarah) Bain of Salem, VA; siblings, Sheri B. (Randy ...

Richard Blackwell

March 30, 1952 - - January 08, 2018

Richard Lewis “Pete” Blackwell, 65, of Salem, entered peacefully into Heaven on Monday, January 8, 2018. Pete was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Barnett Blackwell. He is survived by his son Phillip and his family; his siblings, Pat Blackwell and wife Sharon, Karita Knisely, Rebecca Humphrey and husband David, and an extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins. ...

Roger Butterworth

May 07, 1962 - - July 06, 2017

Roger Elemer “Fudd” Butterworth, 55, of Roanoke, VA passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. He was born May 7, 1962 in Salem, VA a son of the late Bobby Elemer and Lila Collins Butterworth. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Lee Butterworth. He is survived by his son, Chris Geibner; granddaughter, McKenzie Geibner; sister, Linda Harrell and husband, James; b ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Earle Brodie Jr

August 27, 1923 - - November 17, 2016

Earle Wilder Brodie, Jr. Earle Wilder Brodie, Jr. 93, recently a resident of the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke, VA died on November 17, 2016. He was born in Woburn, MA on August 27, 1923, son of Earle W. Brodie, Sr. and Sarah Graham Brodie. He lived most of his life in Miami, FL. For seventeen years, he lived in Waynesboro VA before moving to the VVCC. He retired a ...

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