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Carl Edward Stone (1928 – 2009)

Carl Edward Stone (1928 – 2009)

Colonel Stone was an Air Force veteran with almost 28 years of military service. During his military career he received several honors of distinction, to include the Bronze Star, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Award and the Legion of Merit…

John Lewis Basnight (1926 – 1996)

John Lewis Basnight (1926 – 1996)

Mr. Basnight was a member of Benn’s United Methodist Church and an honorary member of Carrollton Ruritan Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran…

Judge Edwin Paul Crider, Jr. (1921 – 2015)

Judge Edwin Paul Crider, Jr. (1921 – 2015)

Judge Crider was a public school teacher at the former Brosville High School in Pittsylvania County, Buckroe, Jr. High and Hampton High in Hampton, Virginia. He was an Army Air Corps WWII Veteran, serving in the 726th Bomb Squadron of the 451st Bombardment Group (H), Mediterranean Theater of Operations…

Daniel Anderson, Sr. (c.1936 – 2010)

Daniel Anderson, Sr. (c.1936 – 2010)

Dan proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired with 27 years of service. He then continued his career with the Norfolk Public Works Center, civil service, and completed 20 years of service. Dan was a member of the American Legion and was a member of the VFW, Tidewater and Post 49, Smithfield…

Samuel Peele Jordan, Jr. (1942 – 2006)

Samuel Peele Jordan, Jr. (1942 – 2006)

He was a proud and active member of the Virginia Military Institute Class of 1964. His experience at VMI shaped his life and instilled the values of integrity, loyalty, honor and service to country that guided him throughout his life. After graduating from VMI, Sam joined the U.S. Air Force, serving first in Vietnam at Cam Rahn Bay, and then in Madison, Wis., where he met his wife, Mary Jo Anderson…

Glenn Aubrey Hoy (1934 – 2017)

Glenn Aubrey Hoy (1934 – 2017)

Glenn served his country in the Navy, attended Penn State University, and retired from Newport News Shipbuilding after 38 years…

Shirley “Jack” Henry Finley (1923 – 2018)

Shirley “Jack” Henry Finley (1923 – 2018)

He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII. He was retired from Newport News Shipbuilding. He was the oldest living member of the Smithfield VFW, where he was a past commander, and The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department, where he served in the position of Captain and was awarded the title of Honorary Chief in 2010…

Walter Elmo Bloxom, Jr. (1923 – 2005)

Walter Elmo Bloxom, Jr. (1923 – 2005)

He attended Smithfield Elementary and graduated from Smithfield High School, later attending and graduated from Newport News Apprentice School. He served our country for two years as a tug boat captain in the Army during WW II…