Marlin Duane Alltop, 67, of Hot Springs, Virginia, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his residence.
He was born April 4, 1947 in Elyria, Ohio, the son of the late Marlin M. Alltop and Retha J. Young.
Duane worked as a certified boiler maker and welder. He worked in landscaping for Waynesboro Nurseries and the Waynesboro Landscape Center. He graduated from Fresno city College and Kings River Community College in California with an Applied Associates Degree in General Studies and an Associate’s Degree in Counseling. He worked as a Counselor for Western State Hospital for 5 years.
He retired from Western State Hospital where he worked as a counselor.
He is survived by two children, David J. Alltop & wife Elizabeth of Staunton, Virginia and Corey Brooks & wife Elizabeth of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; 2 brothers, John B. Young & wife Debbie of Hot Springs and Joe Young & wife Kim of Stuarts Draft; 2 sisters, Debbie Shifflett & husband Gary of Waynesboro, Virginia and Diane Via & husband Ronnie of Grottoes, Virginia; 3 step brothers, Clyde Young & wife Connie of Greensville, Virginia, Jarry Young & wife Shirley of Stuarts Draft and David Young & wife Teresa of Stuarts Draft; and 3 grandchildren, Keller, Austin and Sean.
He was preceded in death by a step brother, Jimmy Young.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 19, 2014 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Reverend W. Ed Mansfield officiating and Pastor Jarry Young, assisting. Interment will be in Warm Springs Cemetery.


  1. Duane, gone but not forgotten. . . we will miss you at the family reunions. . no one enjoyed the family singing more than you did. . .we will be together again one day. When we join our Lord. My love, Monie Reed Dobbins

  2. I extend my condolences and prayers to the family of Marlin Alltop. I share your sorrow in the loss of a really good man. I will be thinking of all of you in the days ahead.

  3. Sorry to hear of the passing of Duane. I was over to visit him in April of this year and we had a good visit about the good old days and all. Condolences to all the Family.

  4. John, Debbie, and family:

    I was saddened to hear of Duane’s death. I am sorry I was unable to come to the services, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. God Bless.



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