Donald Estep Foltz

Donald Estep Foltz, 74, of Edinburg, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at his home.  The funeral will be held Wednesday, April 1, at 11:00 a.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.  Reverend Thomas Perry and Randall Crisman will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. John’s United Church of Christ Cemetery in Hamburg.

Mr. Foltz was born August 8, 1940 in Hamburg, son of the late James Ray Foltz Sr. and Alice Flota Estep Foltz.  He attended Edinburg High School with the class of 1958 and graduated from Massanutten Military Academy in 1959. He followed in his father’s footsteps working at Foltz’s Cash Store and Foltz’s Filling and Grocery (now H&R Grocery).  In 1976 he became Co-Proprietor of Foltz’s Auto Sales and then later owner of Bowman’s Crossing Self-Storage. He was a sales associate for Helmuth Builders in Dayton.  He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Skyline Street Rods, and the Scooter Club. In 1978 he became a Board Member of Shenandoah Mutual and served on numerous committees.  He was known as the “Mayor of Bowman’s Crossing”.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn M. Heishman Foltz whom he married on September 11, 1960; son, Donn Lee Foltz and his companion Melissa Hoover of Woodstock; daughter, Donna M. Spaur and husband Mike of Edinburg; two brothers, James  Ray(JR) Foltz Jr. (dec’d) and his wife Sue of Richmond and Randolph Haines Foltz and his wife Jayne of Bowman’s Crossing; four grandchildren, Ashley Foltz Bond and husband Tye, Kayla Spaur, Katelyn Foltz and Michael Spaur; two great grandchildren, Lilly Bond and Emma Grace Bond; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Irene Downey and husband  Jack (dec’d), Nancy Showman and husband John L., Anna Funkhouser and husband Harry (dec’d), Alfred Heishman Jr. and wife Genevieve and Richard Heishman and wife Charlotte. He is also survived by his second daughter, Judy Funkhouser; caregivers Carolyn and Jim Fisher and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Richard Heishman, Alfred Heishman Jr., Kevin Showman, Jerry Baker, Kevin Foltz, Steve Olinger, Ron Stead and Robert (Porky) Bowman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Crider, Carl Bright Jr., Alton “Booty” Dinges, Burdette Foltz, Robbie Pence, Calvin “Butch” Hosaflook and Cletus “Handyman” Edmonds.

The Scooter Club will attend as a group.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John’s UCC, C/o Alfred Heishman, 1665 Stoneburner Road, Edinburg, VA 22824; Mt. Jackson Rescue and Fire Department, P.O. Box 251, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 or Conicville Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 763 Conicville Road, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842.

Donnie  loved spending time with his grandchildren, his license plates, times under the trees, riding his scooter, going to Hardees and spending time around the campfire.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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9 Condolences to Donald Estep Foltz

  1. Stuart and Sue Richardson says:

    Evelyn, Don, Donna, and family: We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Don. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. I will always remember the times we shared when he drove the Riverbandits’ bus. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this tough time.

    Stu and Sue

  2. Dawn Nesselrodt says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. He will be in your hearts forever.
    Dawn Nesselrodt, Lucy weaver

  3. Steve, Tammy, Jordan, Janelle Olinger says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy from our Family to your Family. May God Bless You in this time of need. Donnie was a very special person. We will always remember the good times we had going to license plate shows, picking cars up, talking about old cars & license plates. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Betty Marie Sherman says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this time. May God bless you in this time of need!

  5. Lawrence and Catherine Olinger says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out for your family as you go through this difficult time. May God’s arms be felt around each one of you during this low time.

  6. Fay Hiner says:

    My thoughts and prayers are extending to each one of you during this time. May you feel God’s peace. Donnie was such a wonderful man and will be greatly missed in Bowman Crossing.

  7. Billy Lisa & Allison Coffelt says:

    From Psalm 23, we read these words. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid. You are with me.
    Draw Close to each other and to your Heavenly Father, for strength, courage and perseverance.

    May each one of you be comforted by the knowledge that heaven has another angel in the band.

  8. Gary and Janice McClanahan says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God comfort you during this time of sadness.

  9. Spencer and Jessie McIntosh says:

    Our deepest condolences to Donald’s family. He was always a very friendly neighbor. I always enjoyed chatting with Donald whenever, and where ever our paths crossed. A recent meeting was at Laughlin’s Auction in January when he won the bidding for the sign from his Dad’s store at Hamburg. He had shown me the photo of it on the store building. When the hammer went down, Donald’s face lit up. It seemed from across the room as though he had reconnected with his Dad.
    The Mayor will be missed by all that knew him. May God continue to bless his family.