Charles Triplett, Jr., affectionately known as Trip, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loved ones in his home on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. He was born in Forest City, Arkansas on April 25, 1948 to the union of the late Charles Triplett, Sr. and Margret Coleman Johnson. Charles was initially educated in the public schools of St. Francis County, Arkansas to the 9th grade and after relocating to Rochester, NY, he finished his schooling in the Job Corp in California in 1966. As a student he excelled in the sport of Track & Field and competed on a semi-pro level in Boxing, yielding him multiple awards and recognition. He began working for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY in 1971, working up the ranks to a lead position in the logistics department. There, he met Julia Tisdale Triplett and on September 14, 1974, the two were joined in holy matrimony. To this union, he would raise a step-son and would welcome two daughters, born April 10, 1977 and March 7, 1979. Charles was anointed to preach the gospel and ordained to the ministry in 1978, where he faithfully served as Associate Pastor at Mt. Zion Holiness Church in Warsaw, NY until he relocated his family to Sumter in September 1986. Charles worked in Security for Lowes in Sumter until he became disabled and officially retired in 1998. Charles was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He was a sports enthusiast and die-hard Los Angeles Laker and Dallas Cowboy fan. He leaves to cherish his precious memories; his loving wife of 47 years, Julia (n. Tisdale) Triplett; his loving daughters, Sonya Serrano (Luis) of Columbia, and Bridgette Henry (Jonathan) of Sumter; step-son, Maurice Tisdale of Sumter; seven cherished grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marilyn Coleman, Mary Triplett, and Linda Johnson of Rochester, NY; one brother, Michael Johnson (Mary) of Hornell, NY; two sisters-in-law, Lula Pressley and Wilhelmina (Nathaniel) Durant of Sumter; two brothers-in-law, Curtis (Alma) Tisdale of Atlanta, GA and David (Martha) Tisdale of Kingstree; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In accordance with the COVID -19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitations at the home, 110 Hope Court, Sumter. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a. m., Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Evergreen Memorial Park, 802 North Guignard Drive, Sumter, with Apostle Sammy C. Smith, officiating. The procession will leave from the home at 10:30 a. m.
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