OBITUARY

Donald Ray Votaw

November 1, 1953February 16, 2021
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Donald Ray Votaw, 67, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021. He was a life time member of Louisville Street Rods and Mt. Holly United Methodist Church. Donald graduated from Fairdale High School in 1971.

Donald was preceded in death by his father, Bud Votaw.

Left to cherish Donald’s memory is his loving wife of 48 ½ years, Brenda Votaw; mother, Margaret Votaw; son, Bradley Ray Votaw (Joni); grandchildren, Bradley Ray Votaw Jr, Hayden Cole Votaw, James Dalton Votaw; great grandchild, River James Votaw; sisters, Donna Phillips, Patti Stewart (Chuck), Linda Votaw; and nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 4:00pm at Mt. Holly Methodist Church with visitation at the church from 12:00pm until the time of service.

Please visit www.Evergreen-Louisville.com to share condolences with Donald’s family.

  • FAMILY

  • Donald was preceded in death by his father, Bud Votaw.
    Left to cherish Donald’s memory is his loving wife of 48 ½ years, Brenda Votaw; mother, Margaret Votaw; son, Bradley Ray Votaw (Joni); grandchildren, Bradley Ray Votaw Jr, Hayden Cole Votaw, James Dalton Votaw; great grandchild, River James Votaw; sisters, Donna Phillips, Patti Stewart (Chuck), Linda Votaw; and nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

Memories

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Michael Fox

February 22, 2021

It is with deep sadness I send this to all the family about Donald Votaw. Our heartfelt prayers for all who now mourn his passing. I rejoice in the truth that he is in the presence of our LORD enjoying the blessings that he heard "Well done, good and faithful servant". I was privileged to grow up at Mt Holly, to have Don along in life, Sunday school, MYF, church services & meetings, Camp LouCon etc. He was always there with us, just a big family for us all. The same age allowed us to go from one Sunday school class to class, all around the basement rooms at Mt. Holly. Our whole lives revolved around Mt Holly. SO many memories I could & do now recall. He was (is) always the friend, even brother to be counted on without fail. And never a day he didn't give that marvelous laugh. Very thankful for him, for his whole Family, for Brenda. All so very much a part of my growing up. Thankful he Ushered in our wedding! I look forward to the great reunion that future day we're all together again, make sure everyone you know makes it there! Then, we will all share so much we cannot fully say now. Our profound hope for those who mourn today as we look to that blessed day when ALL tears will be wiped away. LORD bless those of us who must remain, for the short time till then.

Jamie Helton

February 20, 2021

Brenda, Bradly and the rest of the Votaw family, I am so sorry for your loss! Don was one of the greatest friends that I've had in my life. Knowing him for more than forty years and being a life member of the Louisville Street Rods myself, Donald Ray was one of the people that I looked forward to seeing every year at our car show in Iroquois park. Spending time with him and the guys at the "front gate", we talked and caught up with what the each other had been doing for the past year, what projects everyone was working on, how they and their families were doing, comparing and complaining about our physical ailments...and laughing while reminiscing about the good times we had with the "brothers" we have lost, like Chuck, Larry, Amil and all the others that have gone on before us.
He will be greatly missed!

Marilyn Griffin

February 19, 2021

So sorry to hear of Don's passing.
Neighbor in Fairdale on Kay DR for 16 years.
Great person.
Blessings to Brenda and Brad....
And Family
Sincerely, Marilyn Griffin🌹

Charlie Terry

February 18, 2021

As a member of the Louisville Street Rods, I have alot of good memories of Don, always had a good mood,
A quiet man, but always friendly I enjoyed talking to Don, Him and Charlie Raymer worked the main gate at Iroquois Park for our rod
run. I know there many people that remember Don & Charlie and the guys on the entrance gate.
God Bless his family.

Leonard Beasley

February 18, 2021

To Brad, and Mrs Brenda My heart breaks for you and my prayers are with you on the passing of Mr Votaw. May the memories fill your heart and one day bring smiles to your faces and change the tears to happy memories and thoughts. I remember Mr Votaw as a very loving man. He treated me like I was a son and I will never forget his words to me when we were on our trip in Dallas.
May God bless you all and comfort you.

Leonard Beasley
HS teammate with Brad

Blessings

Carolyn Wrenn Wilson

February 18, 2021

Work with Don at Sealy mattress company for years knew him because he lived across the street from my sister just absolutely loved him he he was a fine man Brenda my prayers go with you. Carolyn

Dave Street Rods

February 17, 2021

Prayers sent to a great Street Rodder and Person.

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Biography

Donald Ray Votaw, 67, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021. He was a life time member of Louisville Street Rods and Mt. Holly United Methodist Church. Donald graduated from Fairdale High School in 1971.

Donald was preceded in death by his father, Bud Votaw.

Left to cherish Donald’s memory is his loving wife of 48 ½ years, Brenda Votaw; mother, Margaret Votaw; son, Bradley Ray Votaw (Joni); grandchildren, Bradley Ray Votaw Jr, Hayden Cole Votaw, James Dalton Votaw; great grandchild, River James Votaw; sisters, Donna Phillips, Patti Stewart (Chuck), Linda Votaw; and nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 4:00pm at Mt. Holly Methodist Church with visitation at the church from 12:00pm until the time of service.

Please visit www.Evergreen-Louisville.com to share condolences with Donald’s family.