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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

Donald Shoemaker

December 20, 1933 - - November 29, 2018

Donald E. Shoemaker, Salem, Virginia, joined his heavenly Father November , 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, Salem, Virginia. The family will receive friends immediately following the ceremony in the fellowship hall. A native of Thomasville, North ...

Dr. Edward Spencer, M.D.

December 14, 1934 - - September 15, 2018

Dr. Edward Monroe Spencer, age 83, of Moneta, VA passed away on Saturday, September 15th, 2018. Edward was born on December 14th, 1934 in Mason, West Virginia to the late Fred and Sarah Spencer. Our grandfather had a gentle and loving spirit. He was a quiet observer with an inquisitive mind. When we remember our grandfather, we think of his laugh and the way he valued compassio ...

Gary Stovall

January 10, 1943 - - August 06, 2018

Gary R. Stovall, 75, of Salem, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Monday, August 6, 2018. He was born in Princeton, WV, a son of the late Charles and Nellie Moore Stovall and had been an area resident for most of his life. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School and National Business College, where he was a member of Alpha Kappa Phi. Gary proudly served ...

Marvin Smith, Jr.

January 07, 1932 - - July 05, 2018

Marvin Chapman Smith, Jr., 86, of Roanoke, or “Buddy” as he was affectionately known by most, made his peaceful journey to Heaven on Thursday, July 5, 2018 following a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was preceded in death by his most cherished and loving wife of 61 years, Betty Jo Reid Smith of Roanoke. Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Betty Ann Anderson a ...

Richard Sirry

February 08, 2018 - - February 13, 2018

Richard James Sirry was the five-day old son of Marvin L. Sirry, Jr. and Jennifer L. Cowden who passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Charlottesville, VA. He was born on Thursday, February 8, 2018. He was greeted in heaven by his paternal grandfather, Marvin L. Sirry, Sr.; maternal grandmother, Sandra G. Holmes; and baby brother, Marcellus B. Hernandez. Richard, we wil ...

John Smith

November 09, 1924 - - February 06, 2018

The Reverend John "Harmon" Smith, 93, of Salem, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jackie; and brother, Charles Smith. Harmon is survived by his dear friend, Mildred Slater; brother, Dick Smith, of Greensboro, NC; two daughters, Judy Riffle and Betty Coleman; three grandchildren, Sue Mecham, Kim Bears and Jim Colem ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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