Reverend Kenneth Ray Salyers

September 8, 1935 - April 7, 2018

09/08/1935 - 04/07/2018

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Crewe Church of the Nazarene
609 West Carolina Avenue
Crewe, VA 23930
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A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Como, North Carolina

Reverend Kenneth Ray Salyers, 82 years old, of Como, North Carolina, went home to be with Jesus, Saturday, April 7, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Eula Ison Salyers of Kentucky, a son, Kenneth Carl Salyers of Virginia, a granddaughter, Dr. Jennifer L. Jackson of California, sisters, Christine Pelfrey of Ohio and Lelia Miniard of Kentucky.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 64 years, Eunice Maggard Salyers; a daughter, Vicki S. Campbell and husband, George of Como, North Carolina; a grandson, Tony Salyers and wife, Jessica Suffolk, Virginia; a granddaughter, Melissa Rae Jackson Howell of Chesapeake, Virginia; two great-granddaughters, Summer Elizabeth and Winnie Marie Salyers; and two great-grandsons, Jackson Andrew and Zachary Tyler Howell.  Also surviving are two sisters, Faye Coon of Ohio and Pauline Sizemore of Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews.

Kenneth served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1956 and was a Korean War Veteran. He moved from Kentucky to North Carolina to work with IBM in Raleigh. He left IBM to attend Roanoke Bible College in Elizabeth City, North Carolina graduating in 1972. From 1972-1973, he and his wife and children served as missionaries to Vietnam. Kenneth served as minister to Smithfield Church of Christ. He was employed with the postal service retiring in 2000 in Crewe, Virginia. He served as pastor at Crewe Church of the Nazarene from 1996-2005. He was Pastor of Encouragement with the Virginia District Church of the Nazarene following his pulpit ministry in Crewe. Kenneth loved doing the Lord’s work. Declining health prompted his move to Como, North Carolina in 2014.

A Memorial Service at Crewe Church of the Nazarene will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Crewe Church of the Nazarene, 609 W Carolina Avenue, Crewe, Virginia 23930

Garrett-Sykes Murfreesboro Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Salyers family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Christine Marston
6 years ago

He was such a caring and humble gentleman who loved the Lord with all his heart. He cared deeply for his church family and the lost. I can’t even begin to explain all that

Love you Pastor Ken!

Chris Marston

Melissa Blackburn
6 years ago

Mrs. Eunice and family are in my thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful person and legacy he has left!

Gayle Farmer
6 years ago

Ken was the kindest man I ever knew. Worked with him in Blackstone at the Post Offace my sympathy to all his family ,especially Eunuce!

Sacramenta Landrum
6 years ago

My deepest condolences to the Salyers family and friends for the loss of your loved one Kenneth. Look forward to seeing God’s wonderful promise fulfilled for the loved ones we have lost in death right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

Judy and Byron Baber
6 years ago

We came to the know the Salyers when my brother and his family attended Crewe Nazarene Church. The Salyers are those rare individuals whose faithful Christian walk speaks equally loud and anointed as his fine sermons. Reverend and Mrs. Salyers are the perfect examples of Matthew 36 – 40. They love the Lord with all their hearts, and love their neighbors as themselves. Our family is richly blessed and grateful to be “neighbors” of the Salyers.

Deepest sympathy to the family.