Obituary: Donald Warren Burch

September 23, 1933 – June 5, 2022

Donald Warren Burch, 88, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at his residence.

Born on September 23, 1933, in Greene County, he was the son of McNeary “Mac” Burch and Lucy (Thompson)
Burch. He married Shirley Wagoner on April 21, 1951, and she survives.

Don owned Don’s Fleet Service and serviced vehicles for The Louden Company, M&F Vending, Curry, and Tumey Moving and Storage. He also had worked for International Trucking. He was an ordained minister and for several years had been the Pastor of Ridgeport Community Church in Greene County.

He attended Friendly Bible Church, was an avid coin collector, and loved going to flea markets.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Don is his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Shirolet (Carl) Mann and Cari Dodds; grandchildren, Kim (Delbert) Bridges, Michael (Susan) Kinser, Bobby (Dawn) Mann, Carla Mann, Megan (Casey) Trowbridge, Aaron (Amy) Webb, and Trent Dodds; 14 great-grandchildren and five great- great-grandchildren with one more on the way; and his sister, Naomi Price.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lowell, Gilbert, and Paul Eugene; two sons, Warren Bruce Burch and Stacey Trent Burch; one sister, Marie Holtsclaw; one granddaughter, Darla Mann; and his son-in-law, Dennis Dodds.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service at a later date. Burial will be in Ridgeport Cemetery. Donations in memory of Donald Warren Burch can be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel to help offset funeral expenses at

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the care of and arrangements for Mr. Burch.

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