Funeral arrangements for Herschel Sizemore

Details of services for master mandolin stylist Herschel Sizemore, who passed away on September 9, 2022, of congestive heart failure, have been published.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 14, 2022, at Simpson Funeral Home on Peters Creek Road in Roanoke, VA.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at the Simpson Funeral Home by Pastor Andy Woods. Interment will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens on Airport Road in Roanoke.  

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to Gentle Shepherd Hospice, which provided excellent care during his illness.

6045 Peters Creek Road NW
Roanoke, Virginia 24019

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.