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Nell Josephine "Jo" Wilcher

April 28, 1941 ~ December 7, 2021 (age 80)

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Nell Josephine “Jo” Wilcher, age 80 of Buchanan, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Jo was born April 28, 1941 in Fredericksburg, Virginia and lived in Botetourt all of her life. She was the daughter of the late William and Mattie Dunbar Brogan. Jo enjoyed cooking and caring for her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Preston H. Wilcher in 2011; her sister, Edna; and brothers: Buster, Addison, and Ronnie. Jo is survived by her sons: Larry Wilcher of Nashville, Tennessee, Mike (Brenda) Wilcher of Fincastle, and Robert Wilcher of Buchanan; daughter, Linda Amos of Bluefield, West Virginia; daughter-in-law, Barbara Wilcher; grandchildren: Kevin Wilcher, Sonya (Jacole) Foreman, Kristi Walker, and Jonathan Walker; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Donnie Brogan of Charlottesville; one sister, Geraldine Wilcher of Smith Mountain Lake; and her best friend, Betty Burns.

A graveside service honoring Jo’s life will be 11:00 AM Friday, December 10 at Old Dominion Memorial Gardens, 7271 Cloverdale Road, Roanoke with Pastor Jay Robinette officiating. The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville, Thursday 6-8 PM.

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December 9, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083

December 10, 2021

11:00 AM
Old Dominion Memorial Gardens
7271 Cloverdale Road
Roanoke, VA 24019


Old Dominion Memorial Gardens
7271 Cloverdale Road
Roanoke, VA 24019

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