Curtis Wayne Taliaferro, Sr., of Salem, known as Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, at the age of 81. Wayne was born on Tuesday, January 2, 1940, to the late Cheatwood and Juanita Taliaferro at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The majority of his life was lived in the Salem/Roanoke Valley area. Wayne graduated from Andrew Lewis High School and was most proud of his accomplishments as part of Coach Raymond Bussard’s championship track teams. Wayne was an avid runner throughout his life. He was a member of the Virginia National Guard. He loved dogs and was a vocal Virginia Tech fan.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances Taliaferro; sons, Curtis Taliaferro, Jr., and wife Linda, their daughters Megan and Katlyn, and David Taliaferro and wife, Lori and their daughter, Taylor; and his brother, Andy Taliaferro.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnmoakey.com