NEW BERN - Mr. James Makon "Dink" Tripp, 81, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013. A lifelong resident of Craven County, James was the last of 11 children of Farrow Lancaster Tripp and Make Tripp. He was a US Navy
veteran of the Korean Conflict
and spent most of his life on the family tobacco farm. He was a quiet man who loved the Lord and his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, all his siblings, and his wife, Margaret Sandlin Tripp.
As per his wishes, there will be no services. Those wishing to offer words of hope and condolences may visit www.pollockbest.com. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Blessed Hope Ministries 3312 Oaks Rd. New Bern, NC 28560.
Dink is survived by his daughter, Gail Tripp Rivenbark and husband, Sam, of New Bern, NC; and his son, James Merrill Tripp and wife, Sue Ann, of Peru, NE. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Samantha Rivenbark, Molly Rivenbark, Brianna Tripp, Brandon Tripp, and his great granddaughter, Ella Ledford.
Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations is entrusted with the Tripp Family.