Tuesday, December 07, 2021
Donnie Merle Pipkin

Donnie Merle Pipkin

December 23, 2020, 50, Rosewood

Donnie Merle Pipkin, 50, formerly of Rosewood passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at his home in Wisconsin.

A service to celebrate his life will be held on his 51st birthday, Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 until 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

Donnie was born in Wayne County on December 31, 1969 to the late Victor Gray and Callie McKeel Pipkin.

He was a valued employee for many years with Sears and Best Distributing of Goldsboro before owning and operating Rosewood Tax Service for 12 years. He was a member of the Bridge Church in Princeton.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn Pipkin; one son, Jacob Pipkin of Goldsboro; one step-son, Christopher Crow of Goldsboro: one step-daughter, Alexandria Crow of Goldsboro; Josh Stover, who he loved like his own; three brothers, Rodney Pipkin Sr. of Pikeville, Ronnie Pipkin and wife, Viola of Kenly and Johnny Pipkin of Goldsboro; two sisters, Darlene Pipkin Stafford and husband, Joseph of Goldsboro, Brenda Carter of Dudley and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Pipkin was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Douglas Carter.

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.