VDOT Workers Memorial: In Memory

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The Virginia Department of Transportation wants to honor its fallen heroes with photographs and remembrances. If you have more information about anyone listed in this memorial, please contact Lennie Tierney at 804-786-0903, l.tierney@vdot.virginia.gov.

Employee

Date

District/Residency

Ackerman, Mary A.

4/30/1981

Richmond District

Adkins, Raymond

12/7/1970

Rocky Mount Residency

Akers, J.S.

8/28/1970

Lebanon Residency

Arehart, Vastine Stickley, Sr.

9/15/1936

Staunton District

Armstrong, Rufus S.

8/24/1976

Abingdon Residency

Arrinton, William W.

10/23/1974

Amelia Residency

Ayers, Joseph

8/24/1950

Bowling Green Residency

Baker, Robert H.

7/20/1972

Amelia Residency

Banks, Bruce E.

3/23/1993

Culpeper Residency

Bass, Talmage A.

9/25/1989

Hampton Roads District

Benton, Roy P.

10/29/1965

Hampton Roads District

Biggs, Ray P.

4/15/1953

Williamsburg Residency

Bledsoe, Roby L.

1/26/1971

Culpeper Residency

Bliley, John W. Bliley

7/10/1973

Richmond District

Bowers, Charles W.

1964

Edinburg Residency

Bowman, Mount V.

5/24/1957

Abingdon Residency

Brandt, W.K.

6/20/1977

Appomattox Residency

Bray, Vernon G.

3/28/1974

Jonesville Residency

Brooks, Vaughan

7/25/1975

Lebanon Residency

Butler, Robert James

10/23/1959

Richmond District

Cameron, James R.

5/9/2003

Northern Virginia District

Campbell, Lewis F., Jr.

8/19/1969

Accomac Residency

Carter, William Dewey

12/5/1963

Sandston Residency

Cash, Frank G., Jr.

10/1/1970

Staunton District

Cele, Edison F.

9/18/1974

Lynchburg District

Chapman, Willie Wayne

8/26/1980

Suffolk Residency

Childress, Herman W.

5/14/1976

Appomattox Residency

Clark, Arch

1/24/1946

Lebanon Residency

Cole, Michael E.

6/28/1978

Hampton Roads District

Collawn, Edward F.

3/11/1991

Bowling Green Residency

Conner, Fred L.

1/7/1971

Christiansburg Residency

Cook, Timothy

1/13/1996

Fairfax Residency

Crews, Robert Hugh

6/15/1973

Dillwyn Residency

Curtis, Charles C.

7/27/1944

Hampton Roads District

Curtis, Charles S.

7/27/1944

Waverly Residency

Davis, Frank Jr.

1960

Fredericksburg District

Davis, John W.

6/19/1978

Manassas Residency

Davis, Julian B.

5/25/1939

Warsaw Residency

Day, William E.

6/23/1988

Amelia Residency

Deale, Robert D.

6/21/1977

Fredericksburg Residency

Deshazo, Harry

1/15/1992

Fairfax Residency

Dingus, Emory J. Jr.

7/6/1965

Wise Residency

Dodson, William E.

5/6/1965

Warrenton Residency

Falls, Melvin B.

4/17/1990

Chatham Residency

Freeman, William

7/27/1972

ERT

Fulcher, James D.

9/18/1974

Lynchburg District

Garman, Sherman E.

8/16/1986

Salem District

Gibson, Howard

11/30/1985

Hampton Roads District

Gibson, Thomas M.

11/26/1986

Amherst Residency

Gooch, Cole

Mid 1930s

Ashland Residency

Green, Ray E.

4/27/1972

Jonesville Residency

Guy, Walter E.

8/24/1970

Fredericksburg Residency

Hamilton, Michael P.

8/11/2005

Leesburg Residency

Hartley, Troy C.

3/26/1984

Culpeper Residency

Haunanio, Anthony R. Kai

1/22/1988

Fredericksburg District

Hayes, Mary H.

4/11/2002

Central Office

Hess, Bennie F.

11/3/1983

Lebanon Residency

Hite, Melvin G.

6/17/1974

Petersburg Residency

Hodge, William G.

9/16/1970

Verona Residency

Hughes, Robert Lee

2/26/1951

Norfolk Residency

Johnson, Darnell A.

9/18/1987

Northern Virginia District

Keen, Carlos Ellis

7/31/2012

Lebanon Residency

Kegley, Denny R.

5/30/2001

Lexington Residency

Kohout, George L.

7/27/1944

Waverly Residency

Lavelle, Edward A., Sr.

7/15/1973

Richmond District

Lifsey, Marshal

3/12/1976

Franklin Residency

Long, John T.

7/21/1977

Culpeper Residency

Lucas, Victor E.

1953

Jonesville Residency

Maitland, William B.

6/9/1979

Richmond District

Manuel, Johnnie C.

2/21/1991

Fairfax Residency

Meadows, Buster J.

3/30/1975

Lebanon Residency

Midkiff, Walter L.

7/20/1978

Dillwyn Residency

Mies, Marshall, Quentin

1/4/1977

Hillsville Residency

Miles, Clifford

9/12/1972

Accomac Residency

Miller, Lester E.

8/8/1997

Warrenton Residency

Montgomery, William M., Jr.

6/5/1941

Abingdon Residency

Morris, Lacy L.

4/1/1960

Salem Residency

Nappi, Kathy S.

11/18/1988

Bowling Green Residency

Newman, Harry L.

9/19/2002

Lynchburg District

Nicely, Lewis R.

8/29/1945

Staunton District

Norman, James

1952 or 53

Wytheville Residency

Obrician, Vladimir F.

9/6/1978

Culpeper District

Owen, Beverly

04/1943

Halifax Residency

Paolone, Vincent B. Paolone

3/26/1973

ERT

Peden, Howard

8/26/1952

Franklin Residency

Perry, Vernon D.

4/13/1953

Fredericksburg District

Pond, Charlie H.

Betw. 1927 & 1933

Amherst Residency

Pope, Garland W.

9/28/1977

Luray Residency

Potter, Nelson A.

3/17/1976

Richmond District

Prince, William D.

11/1/1989

Bowling Green Residency

Pullen, Ronald L.

6/18/1987

Warrenton Residency

Puryear, Joseph D.

3/4/1994

South Hill Residency

Raines, Gwynn H.

5/10/1939

Fredericksburg Residency

Ray, Thomas W.

8/20/1982

Fredericksburg Residency

Rector, William

1/13/1956

Luray Residency

Rotach, Alan R.

12/20/1993

Sandston Residency

Rucker, Haywood S.

9/18/1987

Amherst Residency

Sanford, William H.

3/2/1992

Bowling Green Residency

Shanahan, John

1952 or 53

Wytheville Residency

Shelton, Daniel R.

5/2/1968

Chatham Residency

Shifflett, Howard C.

4/21/1958

Charlottesville Residency

Smith, Carl

6/3/2003

Dillwyn Residency

Smith, Carlin C.

7/17/1972

Louisa Residency

Spivey, Joseph W.

2/3/1987

Hampton Roads District

Stanley, Vernon O.

8/23/1964

Bowling Green Residency

Stanley, Welford F.

11/30/1951

Bowling Green Residency

Starling, James M.

12/27/1955

Abingdon Residency

Sullivan, Walter

5/7/1930

Saluda Residency

Swank, Alva R.

8/10/1965

Richmond District

Tanner, John S.

6/27/1975

Culpeper District

Taylor, Ben T.

6/1964

Petersburg Residency

Taylor, William Fred

8/18/1960

Lebanon Residency

Taylor, William H.

10/20/1970

Fredericksburg District

Terry, Earlow G.

10/13/1965

Salem Residency

Thomas, Elic J.

4/4/1952

Bowling Green Residency

Thompson, George

Betw. 1927 & 1933

Amherst Residency

Thompson, William R.

10/31/1988

Central Office

Thurber, Paul J.

3/17/2004

HRBT

Tuck, Oscar L.

1951

Saluda Residency

Tucker, Edward L.

6/24/1969

Lexington Residency

Weatherman, John D.

6/15/1939

Lexington Residency

Webster, John William

4/21/1953

Harrisonburg Residency

White, Wilson Lee Sr.

5/16/1928

Bowling Green Residency

Widener, William J.

11/15/1953

Abingdon Residency

Wilkins, Lawrence E.

8/18/1995

South Hill Residency

Williams, Robert A.

1959

Halifax Residency

Williams, Thomas Lee

2/9/1978

Petersburg Residency

Wilson, Clyde T.

8/14/1935

Warrenton Residency

Wilson, John

1/1978

Sandston Residency

Wohlford, Ernest M.

5/17/1979

Bristol District

Wood, Ray

1970

Christiansburg Residency

Worrell, Howard

7/10/1929

Franklin Residency

Wrangelborg, Garfield Jr.

7/ 9/1953

Central Office

Young, Carl E., Jr.

12/23/1996

Culpeper District

A Musical Tribute to VDOT's Fallen Workers: 
For Virginia
(3:52; MP3; 3.5 MB) 

The Worker's Memorial is on Afton's Mountain off Interstate 64.Written and performed by VDOT's own Kevin Scott Chisnell, For Virginia is a musical tribute memorializing those highway workers who lost their lives while performing their duties. 

Music and Lyrics:                    Kevin Scott Chisnell

Vocal, Harmonica:                   Kevin Scott Chisnell

Guitar:                                     Crystal Armentrout

Guitar:                                     Andy Easley

Recorded and Engineered:      Tonemaster Studio, Staunton, VA

Engineers:                                Andy Easley, Natalie Ostrander

Special thanks to:                   Dennis Morrison, Cutter Chisnell. Brad Price, Chris Kress, Nancy Saddler, & Doc Vay.

Page last modified: Nov. 1, 2019