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-- James Thomas Tripplett, 65, of Middletown, died Saturday, July
26, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holland Barry and
Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rich Reinwald
Burial will follow in Irish Grove Cemetery.
Tripplett was a self-employed carpenter for many
He was born Aug. 24, 1942, in rural Middletown to
Otis and Jessie Beeler Tripplett. He married Linda
Osborne on June 14, 1968, in Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife, of Middletown; three
daughters, Debbie (and Aaron) Johnson of Latham,
Donna (and Mike) Mosier of Lawrenceville and Serena
Tripplett of Middletown; two sons, Otis (and Terri)
Tripplett of Middletown and Tony (and Susan)
Tripplett of Roby; nine grandchildren: Michelle,
Megan and Seth Johnson, all of Latham, Bret
Tripplett of Lincoln, Nicole Tripplett of
Middletown, Eric and Amanda Mosier of Lawrenceville,
and Amber Tripplett and Karla Cambron, both of Roby;
two great-grandchildren, Mark and Allison Cambron of
Roby; three sisters, Joy Stone of Lincoln, Rose
Szabrowicz of Jasper, Alaska, and Marilyn Bell of
Mason City; and two brothers, Ivan Tripplett and
John Tripplett of Middletown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an
infant brother and sister, and a very special aunt
and uncle, Lyman and Myrtle Swille.
He was a member of the Middletown Presbyterian
Church. He was an honorary member of the Middletown
James was an avid race fan. His favorite race car
driver was his grandson, Bret. He loved to work with
his hands. One of his favorite activities was taking
his dogs for truck rides. He was a strong, gentle,
wonderful man who will be missed by his family and
Memorial donations may be made to Middletown Fire
and Rescue and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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