Via, Jr., Theodore Roosevelt
On Thursday, May 13, 2021, Theodore Roosevelt Via Jr. of Floyd, VA, a loving husband and father passed away at age 85. Theodore was born August 2, 1935 in Floyd, VA to the late Theodore and Zelma “Susie” Via. He is preceded in death by his son, Gerald and infant daughter, Susie Lee.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Louise Compton Via and his children Mark (Karen) Via of Floyd, VA, Sarah (Michael) Browning of Copper Hill, VA, and daughter-in-law, Vicky W Via of Roanoke, VA. His grandchildren, Melissa V. Johnson of Fincastle, VA, Angela (Mike) Myers of Floyd, VA, Patricia Moore of Roanoke, VA, Laura Lee (Brandon) Allen of Floyd, VA, Ryan (Sarah) Browning of Daleville, VA, and Matthew (Stephanie) Browning of Troutville, VA. His great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Emma, Eli, Trevan, Kaylee, Ashby, Addison, Nash, Tucker, Sada, Abigail, Hannah, Peyton, Elliana, and Adelyn. Also surviving are his brothers, George (Thelma) Via and David (Lois Ann) Via. His sisters, Lena Taylor and Pearl Johnson.
His passion was his family and taking the grandkids and great-grandkids riding on his golf cart and making his daily rounds through the neighborhood to check on all his neighbors.
Visitation will be held Saturday, May 15, from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd, VA. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, May 16 at 2pm at Gardner Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Lee Cemetery, Tuggles Gap. Services will be conducted by Pastor Jeff Hudgins.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be sent to the Floyd Baptist Church, P.O. Box 58, Floyd, VA 24091 and/or Floyd Rescue Squad, 452 Floyd Hwy. N., Floyd, VA 24091