Valhalla Funeral Home & Valhalla Memory Gardens

698 Winchester Rd Ne, Huntsville, AL


Donald Ray Hartup

October 23, 1930November 1, 2019

Donald Ray Hartup, 89 of Cordova, TN passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019. Donald was born on October 23, 1930 in Gordon, KS. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Winona Lee Hartup; parents, Ray and Alice Hartup; sister, Virginia Cunningham.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Barbara Goss (David) of Collierville, TN; brother, Robert Hartup of Topeka, KS; grandson, Tommy Goss (Carey Ellen) of Knoxville, TN; two great grandchildren, David and Margaret Goss of Knoxville, TN.

Donald proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Alaska with his wife. After his service to our country, he moved his family to Alabama where he worked at Redstone Arsenal as a computer operator until his retirement. Donald was a member of the First Christian Church during his younger years, and then assisted with starting the North Hills Christian Church in Huntsville. He was a Deacon and then later the Church Financial Secretary. He then returned to First Christian Church and was very involved within the church. Donald loved to talk with people, always making them feel special. He was a wonderful, kind and compassionate man. He and Winona enjoyed traveling. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11:00am at Valhalla Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens in the Building A Mausoleum. Please leave fond memories and condolences for the entire Hartup family at www.valhallafunerals.com.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019


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Jan Mackenzie

November 9, 2019

I lived in Sherwood Park and belonged to First Christian so I knew Winnie and Don for many years. He was indeed a kind, gentle man. I am sorry for your loss, for both your mother and dad.

Martha House

November 4, 2019

Sorry to no longer be able to chat on the phone with close friends. However, I do have
lots of good memories of times and activities we had together with the Hartups. I was
just recently thinking of Donald and planned to find his phone number to give him a call. Special prayers are being made for daughter Barbara and other family members to receive
comfort and strength at this sorrowful time in their lives.