2011-06-30 / Obituaries

Donald R. Buterbaugh

Big Cove Tannery, 73

Donald R. Buterbaugh Sr., 73, Big Cove Tannery, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg.

He was born in McConnellsburg, on July 4, 1937, the son of the late Benjamin C. and Lucinda (Alexander) Buterbaugh. He was the widower of Barbara E. (Sponsler) Buterbaugh, whom he married on July 15, 1958. She preceded him in death on May 29, 2004.

He was a member of Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore.

He worked as an inspection mechanic for various garages for many years. He was also a member of the NRA; the American Legion Post 561, McConnellsburg; VFW Post 655 McConnellsburg; and he was an avid sportsman.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary L. Buterbaugh of McConnellsburg; a daughter, Ethel M. Whittington of McConnellsburg; sons: Don R. Buterbaugh Jr. of Mc- Connellsburg; Danny L. Buterbaugh Sr. of Big Cove Tannery; and Roy A. Cambell of York; a daughter, Misty D. Shives of McConnellsburg; a brother, Jack R. Buterbaugh of Knobsville; and a sister, Catherine DeShong of McConnellsburg; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, with Rev. William Swope officiating. Interment was at Sideling Hill Christian Cemetery, Needmore.

Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.

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