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

Alan R. Rotach

12/20/1993

Sandston Residency

Alva R. Swank

8/10/1965

Richmond District

Anthony R. Kai Hauanio

1/22/1988

Fredericksburg District

Arch Clark

1/24/1946

Lebanon Residency

Ben T. Taylor

6/1964

Petersburg Residency

Bennie F. Hess

11/3/1983

Lebanon Residency

Beverly Owen

04/1943

Halifax Residency

Bruce E. Banks

3/23/1993

Culpeper Residency

Buster J. Meadows

3/30/1975

Lebanon Residency

Carl E. Young, Jr.

12/23/1996

Culpeper District

Carl Smith

6/3/2003

Dillwyn Residency

Carlin C. Smith

7/17/1972

Louisa Residency

Carlos Ellis Keen

7/31/2012

Lebanon Residency

Charles C. Curtis

7/27/1944

Hampton Roads District

Charles S. Curtis

7/27/1944

Waverly Residency

Charles W. Bowers

1964

Edinburg Residency

Charlie H. Pond

Betw. 1927 & 1933

Amherst Residency

Clifford Miles

9/12/1972

Accomac Residency

Clyde T. Wilson

8/14/1935

Warrenton Residency

Cole Gooch

Mid 1930s

Ashland Residency

Daniel R. Shelton

5/2/1968

Chatham Residency

Darnell A. Johnson

9/18/1987

Northern Virginia District

Denny R. Kegley

5/30/2001

Lexington Residency

Earlow G. Terry

10/13/1965

Salem Residency

Edison F. Cele

9/18/1974

Lynchburg District

Edward A. Lavelle, Sr.

7/15/1973

Richmond District

Edward F. Collawn

3/11/1991

Bowling Green Residency

Edward L. Tucker

6/24/1969

Lexington Residency

Elic J. Thomas

4/4/1952

Bowling Green Residency

Emory J. Dingus Jr.

7/6/1965

Wise Residency

Ernest M. Wohlford

5/17/1979

Bristol District

Frank Davis Jr.

1960

Fredericksburg District

Frank G. Cash, Jr.

10/1/1970

Staunton District

Fred L. Conner

1/7/1971

Christiansburg Residency

Garfield Wrangelborg Jr.

7/ 9/1953

Central Office

Garland W. Pope

9/28/1977

Luray Residency

George L. Kohout

7/27/1944

Waverly Residency

George Thompson

Betw. 1927 & 1933

Amherst Residency

Gwynn H. Raines

5/10/1939

Fredericksburg Residency

Harry Deshazo

1/15/1992

Fairfax Residency

Harry L. Newman

9/19/2002

Lynchburg District

Haywood S. Rucker

9/18/1987

Amherst Residency

Herman W. Childress

5/14/1976

Appomattox Residency

Howard C. Shifflett

4/21/1958

Charlottesville Residency

Howard Gibson

11/30/1985

Hampton Roads District

Howard Peden

8/26/1952

Franklin Residency

Howard Worrell

7/10/1929

Franklin Residency

J.S. Akers

8/28/1970

Lebanon Residency

James D. Fulcher

9/18/1974

Lynchburg District

James M. Starling

12/27/1955

Abingdon Residency

James Norman

1952 or 53

Wytheville Residency

James R. Cameron

5/9/2003

Northern Virginia District

John D. Weatherman

6/15/1939

Lexington Residency

John S. Tanner

6/27/1975

Culpeper District

John Shanahan

1952 or 53

Wytheville Residency

John T. Long

7/21/1977

Culpeper Residency

John W. Bliley

7/10/1973

Richmond District

John W. Davis

6/19/1978

Manassas Residency

John William Webster

4/21/1953

Harrisonburg Residency

John Wilson

1/1978

Sandston Residency

Johnnie C. Manuel

2/21/1991

Fairfax Residency

Joseph Ayers

8/24/1950

Bowling Green Residency

Joseph D. Puryear

3/4/1994

South Hill Residency

Joseph W. Spivey

2/3/1987

Hampton Roads District

Julian B. Davis

5/25/1939

Warsaw Residency

Kathy S. Nappi

11/18/1988

Bowling Green Residency

Lacy L. Morris

4/1/1960

Salem Residency

Lawrence E. Wilkins

8/18/1995

South Hill Residency

Lester E. Miller

8/8/1997

Warrenton Residency

Lewis F. Campbell, Jr.

8/19/1969

Accomac Residency

Lewis R. Nicely

8/29/1945

Staunton District

Marshal Lifsey

3/12/1976

Franklin Residency

Mary A. Ackerman

4/30/1981

Richmond District

Mary H. Hayes

4/11/2002

Central Office

Melvin B. Falls

4/17/1990

Chatham Residency

Melvin G. Hite

6/17/1974

Petersburg Residency

Michael E. Cole

6/28/1978

Hampton Roads District

Michael P. Hamilton

8/11/2005

Leesburg Residency

Mount V. Bowman

5/24/1957

Abingdon Residency

Nelson A. Potter

3/17/1976

Richmond District

Oscar L. Tuck

1951

Saluda Residency

Paul J. Thurber

3/17/2004

HRBT

Quentin Miles Marshall

1/4/1977

Hillsville Residency

Ray E. Green

4/27/1972

Jonesville Residency

Ray P. Biggs

4/15/1953

Williamsburg Residency

Ray Wood

1970

Christiansburg Residency

Raymond Adkins

12/7/1970

Rocky Mount Residency

Robert A. Williams

1959

Halifax Residency

Robert D. Deale

6/21/1977

Fredericksburg Residency

Robert H. Baker

7/20/1972

Amelia Residency

Robert Hugh Crews

6/15/1973

Dillwyn Residency

Robert James Butler

10/23/1959

Richmond District

Robert Lee Hughes

2/26/1951

Norfolk Residency

Roby L. Bledsoe

1/26/1971

Culpeper Residency

Ronald L. Pullen

6/18/1987

Warrenton Residency

Roy P. Benton

10/29/1965

Hampton Roads District

Rufus S. Armstrong

8/24/1976

Abingdon Residency

Sherman E. Garman

8/16/1986

Salem District

Talmage A. Bass

9/25/1989

Hampton Roads District

Thomas Lee Williams

2/9/1978

Petersburg Residency

Thomas M. Gibson

11/26/1986

Amherst Residency

Thomas W. Ray

8/20/1982

Fredericksburg Residency

Timothy Cook

1/13/1996

Fairfax Residency

Troy C. Hartley

3/26/1984

Culpeper Residency

Vastine Stickley Arehart, Sr.

9/15/1936

Staunton District

Vaughan Brooks

7/25/1975

Lebanon Residency

Vernon D. Perry

4/13/1953

Fredericksburg District

Vernon G. Bray

3/28/1974

Jonesville Residency

Vernon O. Stanley

8/23/1964

Bowling Green Residency

Victor E. Lucas

1953

Jonesville Residency

Vincent B. Paolone

3/26/1973

ERT

Vladimir F. Obrician

9/6/1978

Culpeper District

W.K. Brandt

6/20/1977

Appomattox Residency

Walter E. Guy

8/24/1970

Fredericksburg Residency

Walter L. Midkiff

7/20/1978

Dillwyn Residency

Walter Sullivan

5/7/1930

Saluda Residency

Welford F. Stanley

11/30/1951

Bowling Green Residency

William B. Maitland

6/9/1979

Richmond District

William D. Prince

11/1/1989

Bowling Green Residency

William Dewey Carter

12/5/1963

Sandston Residency

William E. Day

6/23/1988

Amelia Residency

William E. Dodson

5/6/1965

Warrenton Residency

William Fred Taylor

8/18/1960

Lebanon Residency

William Freeman

7/27/1972

ERT

William G. Hodge

9/16/1970

Verona Residency

William H. Sanford

3/2/1992

Bowling Green Residency

William H. Taylor

10/20/1970

Fredericksburg District

William J. Widener

11/15/1953

Abingdon Residency

William M. Montgomery, Jr.

6/5/1941

Abingdon Residency

William R. Thompson

10/31/1988

Central Office

William Rector

1/13/1956

Luray Residency

William W. Arrington

10/23/1974

Amelia Residency

Willie Wayne Chapman

8/26/1980

Suffolk Residency

Wilson Lee White, Sr.

5/16/1928

Bowling Green Residency

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.

Employee
Date
District/Residency
Alan R. Rotach
12/20/1993
Sandston Residency
Alva R. Swank
8/10/1965
Richmond District
Anthony R. Kai Hauanio
1/22/1988
Fredericksburg District
Arch Clark
1/24/1946
Lebanon Residency
Ben T. Taylor
6/1964
Petersburg Residency
Bennie F. Hess
11/3/1983
Lebanon Residency
Beverly Owen
04/1943
Halifax Residency
Bruce E. Banks
3/23/1993
Culpeper Residency
Buster J. Meadows
3/30/1975
Lebanon Residency
Carl E. Young, Jr.
12/23/1996
Culpeper District
Carl Smith
6/3/2003
Dillwyn Residency
Carlin C. Smith
7/17/1972
Louisa Residency
Carlos Ellis Keen
7/31/2012
Lebanon Residency
Charles C. Curtis
7/27/1944
Hampton Roads District
Charles S. Curtis
7/27/1944
Waverly Residency
Charles W. Bowers
1964
Edinburg Residency
Charlie H. Pond
Betw. 1927 & 1933
Amherst Residency
Clifford Miles
9/12/1972
Accomac Residency
Clyde T. Wilson
8/14/1935
Warrenton Residency
Cole Gooch
Mid 1930s
Ashland Residency
Daniel R. Shelton
5/2/1968
Chatham Residency
Darnell A. Johnson
9/18/1987
Northern Virginia District
Denny R. Kegley
5/30/2001
Lexington Residency
Earlow G. Terry
10/13/1965
Salem Residency
Edison F. Cele
9/18/1974
Lynchburg District
Edward A. Lavelle, Sr.
7/15/1973
Richmond District
Edward F. Collawn
3/11/1991
Bowling Green Residency
Edward L. Tucker
6/24/1969
Lexington Residency
Elic J. Thomas
4/4/1952
Bowling Green Residency
Emory J. Dingus Jr.
7/6/1965
Wise Residency
Ernest M. Wohlford
5/17/1979
Bristol District
Frank Davis Jr.
1960
Fredericksburg District
Frank G. Cash, Jr.
10/1/1970
Staunton District
Fred L. Conner
1/7/1971
Christiansburg Residency
Garfield Wrangelborg Jr.
7/ 9/1953
Central Office
Garland W. Pope
9/28/1977
Luray Residency
George L. Kohout
7/27/1944
Waverly Residency
George Thompson
Betw. 1927 & 1933
Amherst Residency
Gwynn H. Raines
5/10/1939
Fredericksburg Residency
Harry Deshazo
1/15/1992
Fairfax Residency
Harry L. Newman
9/19/2002
Lynchburg District
Haywood S. Rucker
9/18/1987
Amherst Residency
Herman W. Childress
5/14/1976
Appomattox Residency
Howard C. Shifflett
4/21/1958
Charlottesville Residency
Howard Gibson
11/30/1985
Hampton Roads District
Howard Peden
8/26/1952
Franklin Residency
Howard Worrell
7/10/1929
Franklin Residency
J.S. Akers
8/28/1970
Lebanon Residency
James D. Fulcher
9/18/1974
Lynchburg District
James M. Starling
12/27/1955
Abingdon Residency
James Norman
1952 or 53
Wytheville Residency
James R. Cameron
5/9/2003
Northern Virginia District
John D. Weatherman
6/15/1939
Lexington Residency
John S. Tanner
6/27/1975
Culpeper District
John Shanahan
1952 or 53
Wytheville Residency
John T. Long
7/21/1977
Culpeper Residency
John W. Bliley
7/10/1973
Richmond District
John W. Davis
6/19/1978
Manassas Residency
John William Webster
4/21/1953
Harrisonburg Residency
John Wilson
1/1978
Sandston Residency
Johnnie C. Manuel
2/21/1991
Fairfax Residency
Joseph Ayers
8/24/1950
Bowling Green Residency
Joseph D. Puryear
3/4/1994
South Hill Residency
Joseph W. Spivey
2/3/1987
Hampton Roads District
Julian B. Davis
5/25/1939
Warsaw Residency
Kathy S. Nappi
11/18/1988
Bowling Green Residency
Lacy L. Morris
4/1/1960
Salem Residency
Lawrence E. Wilkins
8/18/1995
South Hill Residency
Lester E. Miller
8/8/1997
Warrenton Residency
Lewis F. Campbell, Jr.
8/19/1969
Accomac Residency
Lewis R. Nicely
8/29/1945
Staunton District
Marshal Lifsey
3/12/1976
Franklin Residency
Mary A. Ackerman
4/30/1981
Richmond District
Mary H. Hayes
4/11/2002
Central Office
Melvin B. Falls
4/17/1990
Chatham Residency
Melvin G. Hite
6/17/1974
Petersburg Residency
Michael E. Cole
6/28/1978
Hampton Roads District
Michael P. Hamilton
8/11/2005
Leesburg Residency
Mount V. Bowman
5/24/1957
Abingdon Residency
Nelson A. Potter
3/17/1976
Richmond District
Oscar L. Tuck
1951
Saluda Residency
Paul J. Thurber
3/17/2004
HRBT
Quentin Miles Marshall
1/4/1977
Hillsville Residency
Ray E. Green
4/27/1972
Jonesville Residency
Ray P. Biggs
4/15/1953
Williamsburg Residency
Ray Wood
1970
Christiansburg Residency
Raymond Adkins
12/7/1970
Rocky Mount Residency
Robert A. Williams
1959
Halifax Residency
Robert D. Deale
6/21/1977
Fredericksburg Residency
Robert H. Baker
7/20/1972
Amelia Residency
Robert Hugh Crews
6/15/1973
Dillwyn Residency
Robert James Butler
10/23/1959
Richmond District
Robert Lee Hughes
2/26/1951
Norfolk Residency
Roby L. Bledsoe
1/26/1971
Culpeper Residency
Ronald L. Pullen
6/18/1987
Warrenton Residency
Roy P. Benton
10/29/1965
Hampton Roads District
Rufus S. Armstrong
8/24/1976
Abingdon Residency
Sherman E. Garman
8/16/1986
Salem District
Talmage A. Bass
9/25/1989
Hampton Roads District
Thomas Lee Williams
2/9/1978
Petersburg Residency
Thomas M. Gibson
11/26/1986
Amherst Residency
Thomas W. Ray
8/20/1982
Fredericksburg Residency
Timothy Cook
1/13/1996
Fairfax Residency
Troy C. Hartley
3/26/1984
Culpeper Residency
Vastine Stickley Arehart, Sr.
9/15/1936
Staunton District
Vaughan Brooks
7/25/1975
Lebanon Residency
Vernon D. Perry
4/13/1953
Fredericksburg District
Vernon G. Bray
3/28/1974
Jonesville Residency
Vernon O. Stanley
8/23/1964
Bowling Green Residency
Victor E. Lucas
1953
Jonesville Residency
Vincent B. Paolone
3/26/1973
ERT
Vladimir F. Obrician
9/6/1978
Culpeper District
W.K. Brandt
6/20/1977
Appomattox Residency
Walter E. Guy
8/24/1970
Fredericksburg Residency
Walter L. Midkiff
7/20/1978
Dillwyn Residency
Walter Sullivan
5/7/1930
Saluda Residency
Welford F. Stanley
11/30/1951
Bowling Green Residency
William B. Maitland
6/9/1979
Richmond District
William D. Prince
11/1/1989
Bowling Green Residency
William Dewey Carter
12/5/1963
Sandston Residency
William E. Day
6/23/1988
Amelia Residency
William E. Dodson
5/6/1965
Warrenton Residency
William Fred Taylor
8/18/1960
Lebanon Residency
William Freeman
7/27/1972
ERT
William G. Hodge
9/16/1970
Verona Residency
William H. Sanford
3/2/1992
Bowling Green Residency
William H. Taylor
10/20/1970
Fredericksburg District
William J. Widener
11/15/1953
Abingdon Residency
William M. Montgomery, Jr.
6/5/1941
Abingdon Residency
William R. Thompson
10/31/1988
Central Office
William Rector
1/13/1956
Luray Residency
William W. Arrington
10/23/1974
Amelia Residency
Willie Wayne Chapman
8/26/1980
Suffolk Residency
Wilson Lee White, Sr.
5/16/1928
Bowling Green Residency
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