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 www.garrettsykesfs.com