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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

William Gore

August 21, 1929 - - January 03, 2018

William R. “Bill” Gore, 88, of Roanoke passed away January 3, 2018. Bill was a life-long resident of the Roanoke Valley and an active member of the community. He was a charter member of the Lakeside Rinky-Dinks. Bill served his country, briefly in the US Naval Reserves and for 28 years in the US Army and Army Reserves before retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel. He held many ...

Mary Washburn

December 13, 1949 - - December 10, 2017

Mary Agnes (Campbell) Washburn, 67, currently of Salem, VA and formerly of Dover, Del. and Staunton, VA, crossed over into the loving arms of her Savior on Sunday, December 10, 2017 due to complications from Huntington’s Disease. Mary was born as the only child to the late Lester and Margaret Campbell in Waynesboro, VA on December 13, 1949. Mary is survived by her children, ...

Robert Friend

September 19, 1927 - - December 09, 2017

Robert “Bob” Marion Friend, 90, of Salem, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017. He was the husband of Betty Dagenhart Friend. Mr. Friend was born September 19, 1927, in Roanoke, a son of the late Victor H. Friend, Sr. and Pearl Wilkinson Friend. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1946. One month later, in September, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. In March of ...

Douglas Puckett

November 04, 1937 - - December 02, 2017

Douglas L. Puckett, 80, of Salem, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. A native and lifelong resident, Doug retired as a corrections officer from the Botetourt Corrections Center following many years of service. He enjoyed planting flowers, sports cars; the comradery at Happy’s Flea Market and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Rak ...

Arthur Hoback

January 30, 1927 - - October 23, 2017

Arthur Boyd “A.B.” Hoback, 90, passed away at his home in Salem on Monday, October 23, 2017. A.B. was raised in Wythe County. A graduate of Rural Retreat High School, he missed his graduation ceremony in 1945 because Uncle Sam requested his service in the U.S. Army once he turned 18. He was stationed in France, working with The Stars and Stripes military newspaper. Afte ...

Roger Israel

November 03, 1969 - - October 18, 2017

Roger Lee Israel, 47, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. He was the husband of Carol Israel. Mr. Israel was born November 3, 1969 in Eden, North Carolina, a son of the late Roger Allen Shore and Delphine Maude Kakappa Israel. In addition to his wife Carol, he is survived by his daughter, Lexi Israel; brothers, Richard Scott Israel, and Allen Wesley Israel and ...

Eric Naschold Jr

November 03, 1927 - - October 17, 2017

Eric T. Naschold, Jr., 89, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born and raised in Erie, PA, the son of the late Eric and Clara Wolfe Naschold. He enlisted in the US Army following his high school graduation, which led him to Virginia Military Institute. While at VMI, he earned his Bachelor Degree in electrical engineering, and met his future wife Janice H ...

Thomas Addison Jr

May 23, 1925 - - October 17, 2017

Thomas Albert Addison Jr died October 17, 2017 at the ripe old age of 92 at Richfield Health & Rehabilitation Center in Salem, VA. He was born in Wise County, Virginia in 1925, the third child of a family of 16 children. He inflated his age to enlist in the US Marine Corps at 17 and fought in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Following medical discharge and recovery, he returne ...

Roy Hedge

July 27, 1936 - - October 16, 2017

Roy Eugene Hedge, 81, of Salem, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at his home in Salem. He was with devoted wife and caregiver, Betty, and surrounded by his family. Roy was born in Pulaski County, Virginia to the late Glenn and Margaret Scott Hedge on July 27, 1936. Along with his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Hedge; and nephew, Robbie Hedge. ...

Eugene West

September 29, 1930 - - October 04, 2017

Eugene Wilson West, 87, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017, surrounded by his family. Gene was born September 29, 1930 and was raised in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, by his parents Wilson Cline West and Ora Eugenia Jett West. He spent most of his life here in the Roanoke Valley. After graduating from Andrew Lewis High School in Salem, Gene attended Ferrum College an ...

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