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.
 

District/Residency

Employee

Date

Central Office Garfield Wrangelborg Jr.
William R. Thompson
Mary H. Hayes
7/ 9/1953
10/31/1988
4/11/2002
Bristol District Ernest M. Wohlford 5/17/1979
Wytheville Residency John Shanahan
James Norman
1952 or 53
1952 or 53
Jonesville Residency Victor E. Lucas
Ray E. Green
Vernon G. Bray
1953
4/27/1972
3/28/1974
Abingdon Residency James M. Starling
Rufus S. Armstrong
William M. Montgomery, Jr.
William J. Widener

Mount V. Bowman
12/27/1955
8/24/1976
6/5/1941
11/15/1953
5/24/1957
Lebanon Residency Carlos Ellis Keen
J.S. Akers
Vaughan Brooks
Buster J. Meadows
Bennie F. Hess
Arch Clark
William Fred Taylor
7/31/2012
8/28/1970
7/25/1975
3/30/1975
11/3/1983
1/24/1946
8/18/1960
Wise Residency Emory J. Dingus Jr. 7/6/1965
Salem District Sherman E. Garman 8/16/1986
Salem Residency Lacy L. Morris
Earlow G. Terry
4/1/1960
10/13/1965
Rocky Mount Residency Raymond Adkins 12/7/1970
Christiansburg Residency Ray Wood
Fred L. Conner
1970
1/7/1971
Hillsville Residency Quentin Miles Marshall 1/4/1977
Lynchburg District Edison F. Cele
James D. Fulcher
Harry L. Newman
9/18/1974
9/18/1974
9/19/2002
Amherst Residency Charlie H. Pond
George Thompson
Thomas M. Gibson
Haywood S. Rucker
Betw. 1927 & 1933
Betw. 1927 & 1933
11/26/1986
9/18/1987
Appomattox Residency Herman W. Childress
W.K. Brandt
5/14/1976
6/20/1977
Chatham Residency Melvin B. Falls
Daniel R. Shelton
4/17/1990
5/2/1968
Dillwyn Residency Walter L. Midkiff
Robert Hugh Crews
Carl Smith
7/20/1978
6/15/1973
6/3/2003
Halifax Residency Beverly Owen
Robert A. Williams
04/1943
1959
Richmond District William B. Maitland
Mary A. Ackerman
Edward A. Lavelle, Sr.
John W. Bliley
Nelson A. Potter
Alva R. Swank
6/9/1979
4/30/1981
7/15/1973
7/10/1973
3/17/1976
8/10/1965
Amelia Residency William E. Day
William W. Arrington
6/23/1988
10/23/1974
Petersburg Residency Melvin G. Hite
Ben T. Taylor
Thomas Lee Williams
6/17/1974
6/1964
2/9/1978
Sandston Residency John Wilson
Alan R. Rotach
William Dewey Carter
1/1978
12/20/1993
12/5/1963
South Hill Residency Joseph D. Puryear
Lawrence E. Wilkins
3/4/1994
8/18/1995
Ashland Residency Cole Gooch Mid 1930s
Hampton Roads District Roy P. Benton
Michael E. Cole
Howard Gibson
Joseph W. Spivey
Charles C. Curtis

Talmage A. Bass
10/29/1965
6/28/1978
11/30/1985
2/3/1987
7/27/1944
9/25/1989
Accomac Residency Clifford Miles
Lewis F. Campbell, Jr.
9/12/1972
8/19/1969
Franklin Residency Howard Peden
Marshal Lifsey
Howard Worrell
8/26/1952
3/12/1976
7/10/1929
Suffolk Residency Willie Wayne Chapman 8/26/1980
Norfolk Residency Robert Lee Hughes 2/26/1951
Williamsburg Residency Ray P. Biggs 4/15/1953
Waverly Residency Charles S. Curtis
George L. Kohout
7/27/1944
7/27/1944
ERT Vincent B. Paolone
William Freeman
3/26/1973
7/27/1972
HRBT Paul J. Thurber 3/17/2004
Fredericksburg District Frank Davis Jr.
Anthony R. Kai Hauanio
Vernon D. Perry
William H. Taylor
1960
1/22/1988
4/13/1953
10/20/1970
Bowling Green Residency Joseph Ayers
Welford F. Stanley
Elic J. Thomas
Vernon O. Stanley
Kathy S. Nappi
Edward F. Collawn
William H. Sanford
Wilson Lee White, Sr.
William D. Prince
8/24/1950
11/30/1951
4/4/1952
8/23/1964
11/18/1988
3/11/1991
3/2/1992
5/16/1928
11/1/1989
Fredericksburg Residency Walter E. Guy
Robert D. Deale
Thomas W. Ray
Gwynn H. Raines
8/24/1970
6/21/1977
8/20/1982
5/10/1939
Warsaw Residency Julian B. Davis 5/25/1939
Saluda Residency Walter Sullivan
Oscar L. Tuck
5/7/1930
1951
Culpeper District John S. Tanner
Carl E. Young, Jr.
Vladimir F. Obrician
6/27/1975
12/23/1996
9/6/1978
Culpeper Residency John T. Long
Troy C. Hartley
Bruce E. Banks
Roby L. Bledsoe
7/21/1977
3/26/1984
3/23/1993
1/26/1971
Charlottesville Residency Howard C. Shifflett 4/21/1958
Louisa Residency Carlin C. Smith 7/17/1972
Warrenton Residency Ronald L. Pullen
William E. Dodson
Lester E. Miller
Clyde T. Wilson
6/18/1987
5/6/1965
8/8/1997
8/14/1935
Staunton District Vastine Stickley Arehart, Sr.
Frank G. Cash, Jr.
Lewis R. Nicely
9/15/1936
10/1/1970
8/29/1945
Harrisonburg Residency John William Webster 4/21/1953
Lexington Residency Edward L. Tucker
Denny R. Kegley
John D. Weatherman
6/24/1969
5/30/2001
6/15/1939
Luray Residency Garland W. Pope
William Rector
9/28/1977
1/13/1956
Verona Residency William G. Hodge 9/16/1970
Edinburg Residency Charles W. Bowers 1964
Northern Virginia District Darnell A. Johnson
James R. Cameron
9/18/1987
5/9/2003
Fairfax Residency Harry Deshazo
Timothy Cook
Johnnie C. Manuel
1/15/1992
1/13/1996
2/21/1991
Leesburg Residency Michael P. Hamilton 8/11/2005
Manassas Residency John W. Davis
Robert H. Baker
6/19/1978
7/20/1972

 

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: April 4, 2014