Keith Waterman

In Memory of Keith Preston Waterman lost to Agent Orange 2014.

In Memory of Keith Preston Waterman lost to Agent Orange 2014.

Keith was a CPL in the United States Marine Corps serving in aviation. He was in Vietnam 1970-1971.

Keith passed away January 29, 2014 from head and neck cancer and many side affects from Agent Orange.

He served with pride, never spoke of his service when he came home. Once he was diagnosed with Agent Orange problems he became a service officer helping others get their benefits through the DVA. He was a trench rat, served as honor guard, played the bagpipes for veterans funerals and served as chaplin for DVA chapter 3 Roanoke, Va.

Keith also spoke for veterans who didn’t have a pastor or a home church. He was always active in the VFW poppy drive. Keith worked on a committee 6 years ago to start a veterans parade here in Roanoke. The parade has grown so large it is now honored by being designated as the VIRGINIA’S VETERANS PARADE. He volunteered over 1000 hours in rec therapy at the Salem VA Medical Hospital.

Keith leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Dianne Shelton Waterman, daughters Erin Waterman and Whitney (Adam, US Army 10th Mountain) Frame, his cats and dogs, especially his cat Bell and dog Stanley, A host of friends from the VA hospital, service organizations, Ridgewood Baptist church, as well as many USMC brothers and sisters.

Diane Shelton Waterman