Donald Samuel Hipkiss Sr.

DONALD SAMUEL HIPKISS SR., 79, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Select Specialty Hospital, Weirton, WV. Donald was born on December 22, 1943 in Steubenville, OH. He was the son of the late John William Hipkiss and Amelia Lindsay (Hunter) Hipkiss. Donald served proudly in the United States Army as a Military Policeman during the Vietnam Conflict aboard. He retired with over 20 years of service to Banner Fiberboard, Wellsburg, WV. Many will remember Donald for his love of bowling at Holiday Lanes with the Monday Valley League and Wednesday Steel City League under the name of Shrek’s Pro Shop. Donald is survived by his four children: Brandi Nichols and her husband, Matthew of Columbus, OH, Nicki Shaver and her husband, Lee of Akron, OH, Donald Samuel Hipkiss Jr. of Mingo Junction, OH and Cyndi Cox and her husband, Caleb of Valley, WA; three sisters: Edie Ferguson and her husband, Walter of Wellsburg, WV, Velma Sperringer of Wellsburg, WV and Linda Clem and her husband, Russell of Follansbee, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends were received on Thursday, January, 26, 2023 and again on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service, at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, with Reverend Debra Dague, officiating. Interment will follow at St. John Haven of Rest Cemetery, Colliers, WV with Military Honors by the WV Army National Guard and the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad. Condolences, photos and stories may be viewed or added at