CHICAGO - William K. (Trip) Philpot III passed away at his home on Feb. 3, 2012.
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He was born on January 26, 1964 in Augusta, Georgia, the son of Jocelyn Parry Estep and William K. Philpot, Jr. He attended schools in Augusta and Gastonia, NC and graduated from the University of South Carolina. At USC, Will was an active member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. He continued his love of all things USC through his entire adult life.
Will had a successful career in banking, most recently as Senior Vice-President at First Merit State Bank in Chicago and Akron, Ohio. He also worked at banks in Denver, Atlanta, New York City, Greenville, SC and Charlotte.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Sara (Sally) Philpot Drennan, his brother-in-law, Jerry Drennan, and his niece, Allison Marie Drennan.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday at First ARP Church, Gastonia.
Visitation will be held at the church from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and at other times at 1801 Kingston Drive, Gastonia.
Burial will be held in Charleston, S.C. at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Inspiration Corporation 4554 N. Broadway Suite 207 Chicago, IL
60640. Will served as a member of the Board of Directors for this organization that trains people for successful culinary employment.
Published in Gaston Gazette on February 8, 2012