OBITUARY

Donald Baker Clatterbuck

January 1, 1929June 10, 2018
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Donald Baker Clatterbuck, 89, of Harrisonburg passed peacefully from this world on June 10, 2018. We are thankful for the caring Sentara Hospice and White Birch Community staff that was wonderful to him in his last few weeks of life.

Don was born on January 1, 1929 in Harrisonburg and was the son of the late John and Odessa Baker Clatterbuck. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Gene.

He graduated from Dayton High School in 1946, where he played baseball and basketball. After high school he attended Shenandoah College before transferring to Madison College, graduating in 1950 with a degree in accounting. He served in the Air Force from 1950 – 1954 and was stationed in England during the Korean War.

On February 4, 1951, Don married Bonnie Lucille Puffenbarger, who survives. They recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by six children, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His oldest son, Steve (Janice) and sons; Sean (Jocelyn and son, Eli), Ryan, Kevin and Kelley (Megan, daughter Everly); all reside in Richmond, VA. Residing in the Cross Keys area are his son Brad (Dee); their children are Derek and Nicole. Jana and her son Shane live in Richmond, VA. David, fourth in the succession, also lives in Richmond. David’s special friend (and honorary family member), Linda Petzke was also very dear to Don. Mike (Beth) along with children Jared and Ben, live in Harrisonburg. The youngest son, Matt (Michelle) and children, Dominic and Emma, live in Virginia Beach; his younger brother, Bob and his wife, Gloriann, of Lexington, KY also survive.

As a man of faith, Don was a long time member of the Mount Sinai United Methodist Church where he served in various leadership roles and was the church treasurer for over 30 years. Later in life he was a member of the First Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg.

Don’s career was in banking where he was a Vice President and loan officer serving the needs of the community for over 32 years. He retired from Nations Bank, (now Bank of America) in 1991. During his retirement years he liked to read, garden, watch sports (his favorites were the Redskins and the Atlanta Braves) and spend time with his family. He enjoyed doing work for his church and was a member of the West Rockingham Ruritan Club.

Don was a dedicated family man with a great sense of humor up until the end. He has left a wonderful, lasting legacy and will be greatly missed by many.

A memorial service is planned for Monday, June 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harrisonburg Salvation Army or a charity of your choice. Remembrances or Online condolences can be sent to www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Sean Clatterbuck
  • Ryan Clatterbuck
  • Kevin Clatterbuck
  • Kelley Haase
  • Derek Clatterbuck
  • Shane Vann-Shirley
  • Jared Clatterbuck
  • Ben Clatterbuck

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 18, 2018
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Ruth Hess

June 17, 2018

Sorry for you loss. We had many good times at our weekend trips to Camp Overlook. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Ruth Hess & Hess Family

Elaine Smith

June 15, 2018

Sincere condolences to the family, especially to Jana and Brad. It's so difficult losing a beloved parent. I hope you all will find comfort in the happy, priceless memories. Peace to you all.

Chess Earman

June 15, 2018

I worked for Don from 1974 to 1986 as a loan officer. He had worked previously with Fred Fechtman and Fred Funkhouser at Harrisonburg Loan and Thrift. Mr Funkhouser had single handedly rewritten the rules of lending as they existed in the 40's and 50's, by lending to people that basically had nothing but a job. Prior to that, the only way you could get credit was by proving you didn't need it. When Mr Fechtman made a move to the First National Bank of Harrisonburg (the original predecessor of Bank of America), he brought Don with him. They brought the lending philosophy with them they had learned from Mr Funkhhouser which served them and their customers well.

Don was a great boss. We all worked hard, but had fun doing it. The management of the bank, Mr Fechtman, Billy Walton, and Ron Hilton understood Don's talents and gave him leeway to run with it. This was also during the time when Don's nephew, Charlie Clatterbuck was a loan officer there.

We would take repossessed cars that were in terrible shape, and move them around to paint shops, get mechanical repairs, new tires, and put them behind the bank and sell them to try to avoid losses. No other bank did any of that. He did it because he treated the bank's money like his own.

I really liked Don. He was a good man.

Mary Swecker

June 12, 2018

My next door neighbors for 22 years.......the best. Wonderful, special neighbors. Mr. Clatterbuck will be terribly missed (we didn't call him Don - out of respect). We shared vegetables from our gardens and when he was able to work his garden, I would put horse manure on it in the fall for him. Prayers for Mrs. Clatterbuck - a precious, sweet lady.

Kent Stewart

June 11, 2018

About a year ago I was listening to my Dad having a conversation over the phone with Uncle Don. It turned out that it would be their last earthly conversation as Dad passed away about a month later. I remember Dad was trying to encourage Uncle Don about an upcoming treatment or surgery if I recall exactly, Dad kept telling Uncle Don how amazing doctors were these days and that everything would be okay. I remember Uncle Don said a few times “I hope so”! At the end of the conversation Dad told Uncle Don that if he got to heaven first that he would be waiting and watching for him and that when he saw Uncle Don the first thing he was going to say was “Hey Sarge Let’s Go Fishing”.!!! .. and I can hear Uncle Don responding! “Sounds Good Sarge Lets Go”!!!!!

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Biography

Donald Baker Clatterbuck, 89, of Harrisonburg passed peacefully from this world on June 10, 2018. We are thankful for the caring Sentara Hospice and White Birch Community staff that was wonderful to him in his last few weeks of life.

Don was born on January 1, 1929 in Harrisonburg and was the son of the late John and Odessa Baker Clatterbuck. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Gene.

He graduated from Dayton High School in 1946, where he played baseball and basketball. After high school he attended Shenandoah College before transferring to Madison College, graduating in 1950 with a degree in accounting. He served in the Air Force from 1950 – 1954 and was stationed in England during the Korean War.

On February 4, 1951, Don married Bonnie Lucille Puffenbarger, who survives. They recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by six children, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His oldest son, Steve (Janice) and sons; Sean (Jocelyn and son, Eli), Ryan, Kevin and Kelley (Megan, daughter Everly); all reside in Richmond, VA. Residing in the Cross Keys area are his son Brad (Dee); their children are Derek and Nicole. Jana and her son Shane live in Richmond, VA. David, fourth in the succession, also lives in Richmond. David’s special friend (and honorary family member), Linda Petzke was also very dear to Don. Mike (Beth) along with children Jared and Ben, live in Harrisonburg. The youngest son, Matt (Michelle) and children, Dominic and Emma, live in Virginia Beach; his younger brother, Bob and his wife, Gloriann, of Lexington, KY also survive.

As a man of faith, Don was a long time member of the Mount Sinai United Methodist Church where he served in various leadership roles and was the church treasurer for over 30 years. Later in life he was a member of the First Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg.

Don’s career was in banking where he was a Vice President and loan officer serving the needs of the community for over 32 years. He retired from Nations Bank, (now Bank of America) in 1991. During his retirement years he liked to read, garden, watch sports (his favorites were the Redskins and the Atlanta Braves) and spend time with his family. He enjoyed doing work for his church and was a member of the West Rockingham Ruritan Club.

Don was a dedicated family man with a great sense of humor up until the end. He has left a wonderful, lasting legacy and will be greatly missed by many.

A memorial service is planned for Monday, June 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harrisonburg Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.

Remembrances or Online condolences can be sent to www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.