RIPPLE, Donald W. Sr., went on to be with The Lord on Monday, April 29, 2013 peacefully at home with family after a 35 year battle with cancer. He was born September 14, 1928; predeceased by his parents Claude J. Ripple and Clarice Brooker Ripple. Don moved to Dade City from Tampa in 1989 and was born in Seffner. Don was a retired Musician and Music Shop Owner and was presently raising cattle. He was a member of the Sunny Bluegrass Band and Orange Blossom Bluegrass. He was an active member at Blanton Baptist Church in Dade City, as well as the Bonded Brothers of Bluegrass of Georgia. He was happily married to his beautiful bride, Mary Elizabeth Smith Ripple for over 65 years. He is survived by his sons, Don (Wanda), and Ron (Celeste), sister Evalyn (Horace) Lord, his grand children Emily Starr, Nicole, Dane, Donnie III (Samantha) their son Mason, and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Blanton Baptist Church in Dade City or Bonded Brothers of Bluegrass of Georgia. Celebration will be held at Blanton Church 3:30 on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
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Published in TBO.com on May 2, 2013