David Kaylor

David Langley Kaylor

Friday, November 23rd, 1956 - Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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David Langley Kaylor, 62, of Roanoke, Va., made the journey to his heavenly reward on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

He was born in Radford, Va., on November 23, 1956, to the late Bernard Leonidas Kaylor and Barbara Ann Goodwin Kaylor.

Surviving to cherish his memory is his fiancée and life companion of 23 years, Linda Whitsett; beloved daughter, Langley Ann Kaylor Hayman and husband, Brian; three grandsons, Antonio David, Liam Kaylor, and Tucker Jakob; brother, Stephen Kaylor and wife, Trish; and nephew, John Matthew.

David served proudly as a Lieutenant with the Salem Fire Department until his retirement. He was a member of Taylor Masonic Lodge No. 23, AF & AM, Salem, Va. David and Linda enjoyed spending time at their Smith Mountain Lake home and entertaining family and friends. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandsons fishing, boating, playing sports, and cheering on his West Virginia Mountaineers.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at John M. Oakey & Son, Salem and again from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Tuesday October 1, 2019 with a memorial service beginning at 6:30 PM. The Rev Reed Brown will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to his grandchildren’s school PTA, G.W.Carver PTA 6 East 4th Street Salem, VA 24153 (Checks Only). An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | 6:30pm
    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 6:30pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Reed Brown


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Posted at 10:03am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, May God grant you strength comfort and peace with loving memories held in your heart
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Dennis Bartee

Posted at 12:35pm
Worked with David.
Fine man. Rest In Peace.
Condolences to his family.


Cathy Gardner

Posted at 11:28am
I first met David when I visited my friend Linda at their lake home. He was very welcoming and generous with his time. I’ll always think of him as happily giving everyone a tour of the lake in their boat followed by his grilling the steaks for our dinner. A good memory. I only got to see David a few more times since I don’t live in the area but on every occasion, he was warm and welcoming. I know he will be missed by all who knew him.
Cathy Gardner

Nancy Craft

Posted at 10:47am
Not everyone understands the pain of losing someone you loved so dearly, I do. I've learned when God is ready he takes us home. Heaven is a happy place where all the earthly stuff doesn't matter. We'll all be together one day. There are no words for you except, I'm sorry for your pain, it's brutal. May he have eternal peace. Prayers for this family. Nancy Craft

Cindy Wickham

Posted at 12:38pm
I am so sorry to hear this. David is one of my cousins and I have such fond memories of growing up with David, Steve and all of the other cousins on my mother’s side of the family. My mother loved his mother, Bobby, like a sister and his grandmother, Aunt Betty, was such a treasure. I remember times in the country and all of those antique dolls Aunt Betty had and her beautiful home in Salem with all of the beautiful wood and antiques and the fun delicious family dinners. I remember a fun camping trip mother and I went on with David, Langley, Aunt Betty and Bobby I think at a lake in the Staunton area. David was such a lovely person and my love and thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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