Donnie Mitchell Liptrap, 85, of Warm Springs, Virginia went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 10, 2020 while surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born July 15, 1934 in Bath County, Virginia, the son of the late Mitchell David Liptrap and Martha Jane McCune Liptrap Wolfe.
Mr. Liptrap was a self-employed logger who also drove the school bus for Bath County Public Schools for 42 years.
He was a member of the Chimney Run Church of the Brethren and was an active participant in many other local churches. He was the leader of the Mountain Top Gospel Singers who loved gospel music and attending church functions. Donnie was a “people person” who never knew a stranger. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time in the woods. Donnie was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, and brother.
On September 8, 1954 he married Kathleen Robertson Liptrap his wife of 57 years. She preceded him in death on February 24, 2012
He is survived by three children, Kathy Liptrap Robertson & husband Danny, Ronnie Liptrap & wife Becky and David Liptrap & wife Connie all of Warm Springs; nine grandchildren, Tonya Leishear & husband Doug, Cynthia Terry & husband Eric, Ronnie Liptrap, Jr. & wife Selena, Brandon Liptrap, Michael Liptrap & wife Missy, Wendy Austin, Britney Via & husband Trey, Brenna Baldwin and Hunter Baldwin; five great grandchildren, Tabitha, Chance, Devin, Haley & Emma Faith; brother; Jerry Liptrap & wife Lou of Warm Springs, Virginia; five great greatgrandchildren, Jaxson, Taisley, Travis, JR., Harper and River; a daughter-in-law, Lorie Baldwin & husband Ricky of Warm Springs; and his special cat “Tom”.
He was preceded in death by a son Kenny Liptrap; a granddaughter, Pam Robertson; and a sister, Audrey Liptrap Mines.
A graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Warm Springs Cemetery with Mike Fisher, Bill Gram and Billy Robertson officiating. Friends may call anytime on Friday or Saturday to the Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hot Springs Rescue Squad, P.O. Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.