Donald E. Witherspoon

June 8, 1943 – Dec. 26, 2020


Donald E. Witherspoon, 77, Altoona, passed away at UPMC Altoona on Saturday.

He was born in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Ernest and Mary (DuPree) Witherspoon. He was married to Linda (Miller) Witherspoon.

Donald is survived by his wife and children: Gene (Brandi) Brown of Huntersville, N.C., Lisa (Eric) Addison of Atlanta, Ga., John Glasgow of Oakwood, Ga., and Theresa (Tim) Mosley of Richland, Miss.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers: Jeremiah (Agnes) of Trenton, N.J., and John Witherspoon of Flint, Mich.; a sister, Patricia Curry of Altoona; his honorary brothers: Roger (Delores) Martin of San Antonio, Texas, Charles G. Dupree Jr. of Altoona; and an honorary sister, Victoria McCall Miller of Altoona. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Ernest and Phillip; a sister-in-law, Sally Witherspoon; and a brother-in-law, Melvin Curry.

Donald was a 1960 graduate of Claysburg-Kimmel High School and went on to serve in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era. He retired from Small Tube Products Inc. after 20 years of employment.

He was a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Altoona. Donald was a longtime president of the Blair County NAACP and was a Silver Lifetime member. He enjoyed golfing with his special buddies: Daryl, Denny, Gary, George, Phil, Eddy and Kevin. Donald was a member of the Iron Masters Country Club, Arandale Elks Lodge and the Bavarian Aid Society.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 Fifth Avenue, Altoona. COVID-19 protocols will be followed. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family, at which time the Rev. Keith R. Moore will be presiding. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Building Fund, P.O. Box 12, Altoona, PA 16603.

Condolences may be made at www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.