Mr. Triplett was a carpenter, a resident of Essex and a member of the A.R.K. of Hope Church in Dexter.
He was united in marriage to Betty Baker on May 24, 1939, in Dexter. Mrs. Triplett preceded him in death on March 10, 1984.
Survivors include two sons, Roger Triplett of Dexter and Richard Triplett of St. George, Utah; two daughters, Vicci Ross of Essex and Debbie Hardin of Dexter; one brother, Dennis Triplett of Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Ada Shell of Sandusky, Mich., Nellene Dunn of Springfield and Phyllis Snider of South Pekin, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Junior Triplett and Joe Triplett; one sister, Mildred Corbin; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter.
Interment will follow in the Triplett Cemetery with Rev. David Hardin and Rev. Mike Triplett officiating.
Memorials may be made to the 18 Fore Life, c/o Scott Kruse, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, MO 63841.