Mr. Triplett was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a 23-year retired veteran of the United States Army serving active duty in World War II, Vietnam, and Korean War. Charles was a member and past commander at the American Legion in Dexter, was also a member of the Military Officer Association, and Uniformed Services. He was a former employee of Purolator in Dexter, Federal Mogul in Malden, and a resident of Dexter.
On July 7, 1950, he was united in marriage to Norma Jeanne Holder in Piggott, Ark. Mrs. Triplett survives of the home in Dexter.
Other survivors include two sons, Steven L. Triplett of Tampa, Fla., and Michael J. Triplett of Dexter; three daughters, Charlett J. Glover of Franklin, Tenn., Sheryl L. Fowler and Janet L. Moore, both of Dexter; one sister, Naomi Negron of Sikeston; 11 grandchildren, Matthew L. Fowler, Amy J. Bryant, Billy Fowler, Shelly Brooks, Christopher R. Glover, Bradley C. Glover, J. Tyler Christian, Garrett M. Christian, Andrew K. Moore, Sarah Moore, and Lauren Triplett; also seven great-grandchildren, Jacob, Nate, Brittany, Dylan, Alexis, Bryson, and Brayden.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, M. Norman Triplett, Howard E. Triplett, and James Q. Triplett; and two sisters, Thelma L. Moss and Lillas G. Heacox.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2007.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, July 8, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the Rainey- Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Dr. Curtis Porter officiating. Interment will follow at the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter.