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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.

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Dr. John Webb

January 17, 1919 - - January 23, 2019

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Dr. John B. Webb of Pensacola, Florida, passed away at Covenant Hospice. John B. Webb was born on January 17, 1919. Dr. Webb was a native of Pensacola. A 1937 graduate of Tate High School, Dr. Webb entered the National Guard and served in the Army Coastal Artillery, Pacific Theater in WWII. He received his undergraduate degree from the Univers ...

Bill Kilpatrick

June 14, 1936 - - September 11, 2017

Billie A. “Bill” Kilpatrick, 81, of Milton, Florida, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. Bill was born in Andalusia, Alabama, but relocated to Blackman, Florida, while in elementary school. He graduated from Escambia Farms High School and immediately joined the U.S. Air Force, a newly-formed service that was only a few years old at the time. He started his military c ...

Roy Garrison, Jr.

November 05, 1943 - - August 25, 2017

Roy L. “Jack” Garrison, Jr., 73, of Milton, Florida, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2017. Roy was born on November 5, 1943, in Bankston, Alabama, to Roy L. Garrison, Sr. and Lois V. Garrison. He graduated from Hueytown High School, in Alabama, in 1962. He served his country in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. After twenty years of military service, he retired fr ...

JD Cooley

July 24, 1924 - - June 12, 2017

J D Cooley, 92, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 12, 2017. He was born in Munson, FL, on July 24, 1924, to the late John and Ether (Collins) Cooley, pioneers of Santa Rosa County. As a young boy, J D helped his parents provide wood for the Bagdad Land and Lumber Co. At age seventeen, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corp. In March of 1943 he entered the US Army ...

Charles Holbrook

July 23, 1963 - - January 31, 2017

Charles Walter “Chuck” Holbrook July 23, 1963 - January 31, 2017 Charles Walter “Chuck” Holbrook, 53, of Navarre, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Chuck was a great man and more importantly, a husband to an amazing wife, father to an amazing daughter, brother to his family and brother-in-arms. Chuck was a friend-to-all, and ...

Howard Shores II

May 10, 1947 - - April 06, 2015

Lt. Col Howard Prentiss Shores II, USMC (Retired), 67, of Pace, passed away Monday, April 6th, 2015 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola Florida. Howard was a native of Keyser, West Virginia, one of two sons of the late Howard and Yvonne Shores. He was a graduate of West Virginia University and Ohio State University. He was a 24-year veteran of the United States Marine Corp ...

Kenneth Courtney

February 07, 1937 - - November 05, 2014

Kenneth Edward Courtney of Navarre, Florida, passed away on November 5, 2014, at the age of 77. Ken was born on February 7, 1937 in Whiting, Indiana. He went to school in the Chicago area, graduating from Thornton Fractional High School in 1955. After high school, Ken served in the United States Air Force for four years and was stationed in Japan and Korea. After his retu ...

Paul Bacon

July 12, 1924 - - July 15, 2014

Paul Wayman Bacon Passed away July 15, 2014 at Clifford Chester Sims Veteran’s Nursing Home in Panama City, Florida. Mr. Bacon was born in Savannah, Georgia on July 12, 1924. He enlisted in the US Navy in June 1941 and took his “BOOT” training at the Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia. During his Naval career, he served aboard eleven ships as well as some Shore Du ...

Michael Harrell

March 06, 1963 - - March 04, 2014

Michael Thomas Harrell, 50, of Milton passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Mr. Harrell was born in Savannah, Georgia, and had resided in the Milton area since 2000. He retired from the United States Navy after 22 years of service, and retired as an Air Traffic Control Chief Petty Officer. Michael was a volunteer as a Phone Lung Buddy with the Lung Cancer Alliance, and was a ...

Richard Spears

March 03, 2014

Richard J. Spears 87 of Pace, Florida passed away on Monday March 3, 2014. Mr. Spears was born in Philadelphia MS where he graduated High School and enlisted in the military. He retired after 26 years in the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant. Mr. Spears also worked for the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Knoxville, TN until his retirement. Mr. Spears is preceded in death b ...

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