Herman E. Mawyer, 82, of Roanoke, Va., was received peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday afternoon, July 21, 2010. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Helen J. Mawyer; and his daughter, Brenda H. Buckner. He leaves to cherish his memory, his son-in-law, Kenneth E. Buckner; his three granddaughters and their husbands, Michelle and John Hyler, Kimberly and Alan Alouf, and Amy and Danny Robertson; his greatgrandchildren, J.T. and Beth Hyler, Chris Hyler and fiance, Andrea Hopkins, Corey and Stephanie Dooley, Lauren, Karley, and D.J. Robertson and Austin Alouf; and his greatgreat-grandchildren, Jackson and Bentley Dooley. He retired from the United States Army after serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded the Purple Heart in World War II and the Bronze Star in Vietnam. He took the first Satellite Communications Command to Vietnam. He also retired from ITT. He was a member of Melrose Baptist Church. He enjoyed golfing and bowling. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Amedisys Hospice for their excellent care, guidance, and support especially Kathleen, Dee Dee and Linda. Thanks also to the staff and members of Melrose Baptist Church and Botetourt Community Church for their loving care, support and prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Melrose Baptist Church.
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