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.


  1. God bless your family. Last of s dying breed. Thats for urr. Heaven Gined on heck of a man. O orry or yalls loss. My family sends our love and condolences. God bless

  2. At this time I feel such a sense of inadequacy to express my feelings for a man who was true friend to me. Donnie and I had some long conversations when he came by my work place and they always brighten my day. I loved having the opportunity to sing with him and the whole group. He was a special friend and I respected him to the upmost. I know you’re now singing in glory for your Lord. I will see you again one day
    My friend and God’s peace and comfort to all his family.

  3. He was a very funny and a nice man when I first met him when he came to Mike fishers church when I started coming and he was also a very loving man

  4. So very sorry , what a great man . Love and prayers to all. Becky George

  5. Donnie was one of my favorite people growing up. So kind and looked after everyone that rode his bus. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
    Janice Carpenter Lockhart &
    Carpenter family

  6. so very sorry he always had a joke for all he will be missed


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