Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA


Ret. Captain Herbert Douglas Salisbury

December 11, 1937September 5, 2019

Ret. Captain Herbert Douglas Salisbury, 81, a resident of Rockingham, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

He was born on December 11, 1937 in Illinois and was the son of the late Wilber and Louise Ebner Salisbury.

Herbert graduated from Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL, where he obtained his bachelors degree. After 27 years of service with the US Navy, he retired. During his service career, he received multiple citations, awards and a masters degree from American University. He had resided in Columbia, MD before moving to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County area 21 years ago.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Community Service Board, Rockingham Rotary and JMU LLI.

Herbert was an avid reader and loved birds, plants, trees, flowers and Heirloom tomatoes.

On December 28, 1960, he married the former Betty C. McClure, who survives.

He is also survived by a son, Neil Salisbury of Dallas, TX, a daughter, Elizabeth Rose and husband, Bo, of Rockingham; one grandson, Kyle Rose; a sister, Sue Leather and husband, Dan, of Florida; and a brother, Charles Salisbury of Ohio.

Three brothers, George, Ed and Glen Salisbury, preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 pm, Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, with Pastor Bob Talbott officiating. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 205 South Main St. Harrisonburg, VA or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.


  • Asbury United Methodist Church
  • St. Jude Children's Hospital


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Ret. Captain Herbert Douglas Salisbury

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Mary ann Miller

September 8, 2019

Dear Betty,
Jeff and I are saddened to learn of Herbs
It was a privilege to meet you and Herb.
Oh how I treasure Herbs greenhouse.
I will use it with honor and take the best care of it as I carry on Herbs love of gardening.
Betty Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
I know Herb will be greatly missed and fondly remembered .
Jeff and Mary Ann Miller

Jane Bowers

September 7, 2019

Dear Betty,
I am so sorry to learn of the death of Herb and want you to know that I am thinking of you and your family at this sad time in your lives. I have not seen both of you at the Wellness Center in quite some time, but I have been going on a different schedule than previously.
I pray that you and your family will be comforted by many good memories of your life with Herb.
Praying God's blessing on you at this time,
Jane Bowers

Jan Lorette

September 7, 2019

Betty and family,

We have shared so many wonderful times ... And meals ... with Herb and you. I was stunned at your loss. Herb had such a great sense of humor, with a wondeful laugh and twinkle when he appreciated a good joke. All of us feel the loss too.

Love, Jan

Rob Cleaver

September 6, 2019

Such a sweet, kind, generous friend and neighbor! Herbs smile and laugh will always be special and one of a kind. We have so enjoyed our years across the pond with Herb and Betty! I was stopped in my tracks hearing the news and we continue to pray for Betty and your family! God Bless! Rob, Renee, Abby, Jodi (Riley too)!