Phyllis Walker Throckmartin
1938 - 2021
John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home & Crematory
305 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA
Phyllis Walker Throckmartin

October 7, 1938 - November 9, 2021

Phyllis Walker Throckmartin, 83, of Salem, Virginia, suddenly departed her loving family on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janette Walker and father, Lee Walker.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Frank Alton Throckmartin; son, Steve Throckmartin and wife, Lisa; daughter, Vicki Black and husband, Mark Black; daughter, Karan Richardson; grandson, Ryan Throckmartin and wife, Megan, and great-grandson, Tanner Throckmartin; a dear sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Bob Conner; Phyllis leaves behind two brothers, Warren and Bobby Walker, and two sisters, Connie Beheler and Brenda Barr as well as their extended families, and a multitude of close friends and her beloved pet, Ruby.

Phyllis was a dedicated member of CommUNITY Church and along with her husband, Alton, cherished traveling with their church family on mission trips both home and abroad to help those in need and to share the word of God. She was a retired realtor from Barker Realty in Salem, Va., where she had an innate ability to nurture and create long lasting friendships which endure to this day.

Phyllis was a loving mother and wife and a friend to all. She was a tireless and thoughtful soul who strived to do her best to make life better for everyone who surrounded her. She will be missed by many.

Family and friends are invited to CommUNITY Church on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 1 p.m. to visit with her family and all are encouraged to stay and attend the Celebration of Life for this amazing woman at 2 p.m. to say their final goodbyes. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting

Published by Roanoke Times from Nov. 11 to Nov. 17, 2021.
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So sorry to hear of Phyllis passing,our prayers are with family.Phyllis was a wonderful lady.
Bill and Sue King
November 17, 2021
My heartfelt sympathies go out to Alton and all the rest of Phyllis's Family. She always cared for and supported her family and friends in a loving and kind way. I am grateful to have been just one of her many friends. She will be surely missed. I know she is smiling in heaven now. May the Lord heal the hearts of all who loved her.
Diane M. Davis
November 17, 2021
Alton, I am so sorry about the passing of Phyllis. There are fond memories of Sunday School class gatherings. The family is in my prayers.
Gerry Cleary
November 15, 2021
One of my dearest friends of 30+ years!
Shirley Sprouse
November 14, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear about Phyllis passing away. I will be praying for you all and God bless you all during this hard time.
Randy Allen
November 11, 2021
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