Donald M. Bisplinghoff

February 20, 1935November 21, 2012

Donald M. Bisplinghoff, 77, passed away peacefully in his home on November 21, 2012. Mr. Bisplinghoff was born in Winter Park, Florida on February 20, 1935 and is survived by his sister Mary; 5 children Ann (Keith) Satterfield, Don Jr. (Alexis), Lyn Cole, Bob (Marty), and Dave; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife, Cynthia, his mother and father Henry and Alma, his sister Betty Jean Sahina and his brother Henry S. Jr.

Mr. Bisplinghoff was an accomplished amateur golfer winning tournaments throughout the United States including the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in 1952, the North South Championship in 1955 as well as the Florida Open and the Florida Amateur later that year. After his North South win he traveled to Europe where he lost in the quarter finals of the British Amateur and was runner up in the French Amateur. His performances in 1955 gained him an invitation into the 1956 Masters Tournament. He played golf at the University of Florida and met his wife of 42 years while she was a score keeper for him at one of his tournaments. She was also a golfer who played for Southern Methodist University. He went on to own and operate a successful wire business with his father and later with his son, Don Jr. who continues the business today.

Mr. Bisplinghoff will be missed by all family and friends as well as the members of Hidden Hills Country Club where he has been a member since 1965.

All friends, family and acquaintances are invited to attend the celebration of his life on December 5, 2012



  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 5, 2012


  • Reception following Service

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November 30, 2013


Jean Kavanaugh-Grund

February 9, 2013

I just learned of Sr's passing. Please accept my consolences. He will be missed.

It truly was a pleasure working with the Bisplinghoff men. Don Sr, Jr and Bitsy. After all these yrs, I still look back with fond memories.

C. LaPointe

January 6, 2013

My first introduction to Don Bisplinghoff was at Lettermen's Golf Day at UF. I had heard Don's niece, Liz, speak well of him often. He had competed that day not long after one of his brain surgeries. His head was still shaven from the surgery. He was the winner of the longest drive among his golfing peers young and old. He acquired several accolades that day. What an amazing man who celebrated life. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends.

Mike Grant

December 6, 2012

Never a dull moment when you were in the presence of Donald Sr. His ability to converse in such a way you knew his words were truthful and sincere and spoken with years of experience behind them. His wonderful humor would cheer the saddest mood. He was a blessing to all who knew him. A true Southern gentleman. I will miss him.

Jeff Kurtz

December 6, 2012

On behalf of Simplex and its employees we want to extend our deepest regrets in the passing of Don Sr.. It was a privledge and honor know him. Don Sr. was a man of great character and a good friend to us here at Simplex. I will miss hearing his voice on the other end of the phone. Jeff Kurtz, Simplex Nail Americus Georgia

Sherrie Clayton Anderson Rabe

December 5, 2012

Don, Alexis and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Don, Sr. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Our parents mean the world to us. Your father's memories will live on in your hearts.
All our love,
Sherrie, Harry
and Garrett

Kim Broadwell Faulk & family

December 5, 2012

My heart goes out to the whole family. He will truly be missed. Now he can look at us with the other Angels. God bless all of you. Love you all :)

Eunity Thornton

December 4, 2012

My prayers are with the entire Blisplinghoff family.

Todd Bork

December 4, 2012

Jessica and I extend our sympathies to the entire Bisplinghoff family. Mr. "B" was the original BLISTER and was so great to all us KIDS when we were growing up at HH! True class all the way.

Doug Bougher

December 4, 2012

I had the pleasure of working with Donald. He was a man of great charisma, who always livened up a room and brought a lot of levity to our sales meetings. He was such an amazing man and I am grateful to both he and Don Jr. for all of the guidance and education they gave me when I worked with them on the Jacksonville Whse. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Bisplinghoff family. The world is a dimmer place without him.