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Gretchen Welch

Frank Leftwich Trippett

February 17, 1951 - April 29, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Frank Leftwich Trippett. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
TRIPPETT Frank Leftwich Trippett February 17, 1951 to April 29, 2021 Surrounded by his family and in the minds and prayers of his friends, Frank Leftwich Trippett died peacefully at home on April 29, 2021. The cause was mesothelioma. Frank Trippett was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, the son of Eva Lillian McBee Trippett and Bernard Leftwich Trippett. His intelligence and thoughtfulness were evident from an early age. As a youngster he...  see more
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  • Jane Abel
    Just this minute, while cleaning boxes of memorabilia, I discovered these photos of my visit to Frank's family's home in Kettering, 1970. They must have been taken by his father.
  • Gretchen Welch
    Photos taken by Kay Casstevens
  • Gretchen Welch
    Photos taken by Kay Casstevens
  • Michelle Tennant
  • Jane Johnston
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  • Pierre Faguer
    We were young and willing to discover the world. Our chance was to have met Frank in Islamabad and to start 45 years of friendship.
    Nous attendons la visite à Paris de Linda , Hailey, et la famille de Rachel pour prolonger cette formidable amitié...  more
  • Pierre Faguer
  • Jane Abel
    It was an honor to be among the guests at the celebration of Frank’s life.
    And while my husband urged me to speak, I felt intimidated and let the moment pass.

    In the summer of 1970, I left the country for the first time to study French at Laval...  more
    • Jane Abel
      Jane Abel The Trippets and Abels, Texas, 1983
      • September 28, 2021
    • Jane Abel
      Jane Abel Sorry for my error: LINDA, thank you for including us.
      • September 28, 2021
  • Sandy Norton
    Trippetts and Nortons - Normandy 1989
  • Sandy Norton
    Asolo - August 2007
  • Gary Van Cott
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  • Bruce Byington
    Tomorrow is Franks’ memorial service and I find myself once again on my porch in the mountains sitting by myself and reflecting. Back in May when I found out about Frank’s passing, I did the same but had a long conversation with Craig B sharing our...  more
  • John Horan
    All would agree that our lives have been enriched by his friendship and brilliance. A practitioner of love thy neighbor and fellow human.
    The love for his family, country and life was infectious.
  • John Horan
  • Patrick Pancoast
  • Jane Abel
  • Christina Howard
    The Howard family will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers ❤️ We love you
  • Christina Howard
  • C. David Welch
    Just for the record, he was too smart to be a good shot...
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