On Thursday, May 13, 2021, Theodore 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
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
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.