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Salem, VA 24153
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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

Merle Johnston

April 12, 1927 - - November 25, 2018

Merle Stanley Johnston, 91 of Bent Mountain, VA and formerly of Maine passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018.

Charles Jones, Sr.

December 02, 1930 - - August 13, 2018

Charles "Charlie" Thomas Jones Sr., 87, of Salem passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, August 13, 2018. He was born on December 2, 1930 to the late Corbett and Rosie Jones. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Sam Jones; sister, Marie (Joe) Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews. Charlie served in the US Army during the Korean War as a tank ...

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 ...

Donald Jackson

October 12, 1957 - - March 14, 2018

Donald Wayne Jackson known to some as “Boodie” Jackson was born on Saturday, October 12, 1957 to Charles Jackson and the late Mildred Twine Jackson. He departed this life on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his home. Donald attended G. W. Carver High School in Salem. He was employed at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a g ...

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 ...

Paul Journell

August 19, 1935 - - February 25, 2016

Paul Leonard Journell, 80, of Salem, went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 25, 2016. He was a veteran, having served his country in the Air Force. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Muncey and Ellen Journell; wife, Shirley Jean Journell; and sons, Jeff and Alex Journell. His surviving family includes his children, T ...

John "Johnny" Jackson

July 09, 1936 - - July 01, 2014

John "Johnny" Lewis Jackson, 77, of Roanoke, departed from this world to Heaven into the loving arms of Jesus and family on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at his home. He was born on July 9, 1936, son of the late Walter Jackson and Mazie Bess Jackson. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Princess "Penny" Hatcher Jackson; his two daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy and Brandon Moulse ...

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