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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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Robert Wilcox

June 10, 1941 - - June 30, 2018

Robert “Bobby” Wayne Wilcox, 77, of Salem, VA, went to be in the arms of the Lord on Saturday, June 30, 2018. He was born in Enid, Oklahoma on June 10, 1941. He is preceded in death by his parents, John H. Wilcox and Goldie Wilcox Navarro; step-father Augie Navarro; siblings, Bonnie Navarro, Carma Jo Pritchard, Virginia Stuart and Danny Smith. Bobby was a true fighter hav ...

Charles Liebal Sr

December 03, 1930 - - June 30, 2018

“Just around the bend,” he would say. “Are we there yet, dad?” “Almost,” he would say as we hiked to the tallest mountain peaks, rode his jeep down the beach, canoed in the lake or crossed the river 7 times to get to just the ‘right spot." Well now he has passed the bend. With a joke on his lips and the sparkle in his eyes, he is driving his jeep to the most per ...

John Orr

January 25, 1929 - - June 14, 2018

Full Obituary To Appear At A Later Date.

William Wade

July 30, 1925 - - June 04, 2018

William “Bill” Homer Wade, 92, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 4, 2018. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific for three years. He was retired from the Norfolk Southern after 40 years of service. Bill was an avid amateur radio operator and his call sign was K4EPO. He also was a member of Roanoke Valley’s Coin and Relic Club where he was ...

Arnold Hogan

October 03, 1935 - - May 11, 2018

Arnold Bartley “Buddy” Hogan, 82, of Roanoke, VA passed away Friday, May 11, 2018. He was born October 3, 1935 in Matoaka, WV a son of the late Oscar Thomas and Annie Buchanan Hogan. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Bowling and Jacqueline “Jackie” Ferguson. Mr. Hogan was a US Navy Veteran, retired Lithograph Printer and a member of AMVET Post #40. ...

John Hargrave

January 01, 1959 - - April 14, 2018

John “David” Hargrave, age 59, of Salem, Va. was called home on Saturday, April 14, 2018 following a lengthy illness. He was born on Thursday, January 1, 1959 in Newport News, Va. to John Howard Hargrave, and the late Joyce Ann McVey Hargrave. John was a loving husband, and father. He worked for Phoenix Services for the past eleven years. In addition to his mother he is pr ...

Ronald Minton

July 13, 1945 - - April 09, 2018

Ronald L. Minton, 72, of Salem, was called home on Monday, April 9, 2018. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Archer and Evelyn Minton; and sister, Regina Carnes. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Jeanie Minton; daughters, Mackenzie Prandi and husband, Barry, and Jennifer Cleveland and husband, Richard; son, Andrew Minton; brother, Archie Minton and wife ...

Frank Lawrence

May 14, 1945 - - April 04, 2018

Frank S. Lawrence, 72, MSG. Ret. U.S. Army, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born in Roanoke, a son of the late Frank and Hazel Lawrence, and with the exception of his military service, was a life long resident. He retired from the US Army as a Master Sargent following many years of service including tours of duty in the Vietnam war. Following his retirement from t ...

Audrey Wulfken

May 22, 1926 - - March 31, 2018

Audrey Ruth Schuett Wulfken, age 91, of Salem, VA, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Born on May 22, 1926 in Melrose Park, Illinois to the late Herbert and Christena McIver Schuett. She grew up near Pontiac, Michigan, and graduated with a B.A. in Math from Albion College in Albion, Michigan, 1947. Audrey worked for General Electric in, Schenectady, New York. Married on J ...

Edith Pridemore

October 24, 1933 - - March 30, 2018

Edith A. Krumm Pridemore, age 84, of Salem, VA passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 with her loving husband holding her. Born on Tuesday, October 24, 1933 in Koblenz, Germany to the late Paul and Maria Margareta Krumm. Edith was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Brian. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Shirley M. Pridemore; one sister, Gisela Smith; and many ...

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