Rev. Dr. Don W. Northrip


Rev. Dr. Don W. Northrip, age 86, died early Sunday morning, March 11, 2018, at The Gardens at Southern Manor in Statesboro. He was born to Rev. Dwight O. Northrip and Dorris Morgan Northrip in Oklahoma City Sept. 9, 1931, and lived all over the Midwest and Georgia before moving to Newington, Georgia in 1995. Rev. Northrip studied at Oklahoma Baptist University, University of Oklahoma, University of Missouri, University of Munich, and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He served honorably in the United States Air Force Security Service from 1952 to 1958, and was a professor of music at Oklahoma City University from 1960 to 1964, then Georgia Southern University from 1964 until 1974. Rev. Northrip served as a minister of music in United Methodist Churches throughout his life, and then as pastor at three successive charges in the Statesboro District of The United Methodist Churches from 1990 until his retirement in 2002. 

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, David and Emily Northrip of Marietta, Georgia; his daughters, Anna Northrip Montgomery of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Maria Carter of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; and his grandson, Hartridge Thomas Northrip. 

Services were held Monday, March 19, 2018, at First United Methodist Church of Statesboro with Rev. Jimmy Cason officiating. 

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Georgia Southern Foundation, Inc./ Music Department 0228, PO Box 8040, Statesboro, GA 30460, or to the Newington United Methodist Church, PO Box 113, Newington, GA 30446. 

Friends may sign the online register book at

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.