Joseph “Skebo” Montgomery, 92, of Hillsville, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Salem VA Medical Center. Mr. Montgomery was born in Carroll County to the late Perry Green and Maddie Gardner Montgomery. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Montgomery; sons, John Wayne Montgomery and Rhudy Montgomery; and great grandson, Ty Cory Montgomery.
Survivors include his children and spouses, Norma and Doug Walls of Germanton, NC and Jettie and Bobbie Montgomery of Radford; daughter-in-law, Wanda Montgomery of Hillsville; brother and sister-in-law, Archie and June Montgomery of Tallahassee, FL; sisters Henrietta Ogle of Hillsville and Trudy Shockley of York, PA; six grandchildren, Joseph Lee Montgomery, Dustin Wayne Montgomery, Kristie Lynn McCormick, Jason Douglas Walls, Amanda Elizabeth Linkous, and Stacy Lea Payne; and ten great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel at 2:30 PM with Pastor Greg McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in Monta Vista Memory Gardens. Military rites will be conducted by the Hillsville V.F. W. Post 1115. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:30 until 2:30 PM prior to the funeral service. The family would like to express a special thank you to the Salem VA Hospital Staff and Wanda Montgomery for their loving care. Flowers would be appreciated; however, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. A guestbook is available online by visiting www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.