PEORIA - Louis L. "Tripp" Watson III, age 41, of Chicago, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013, at Advocate Masonic Hospital in Chicago.
He was born in Peoria in 1971, the son of Amy S. St John of Peoria and Dr. Louis L. Watson of Jupiter, Fla., formerly of Peoria. They survive.
He also is survived by his sister, Susan (Michael) Mitchell; niece and nephew, Katie and Charlie Mitchell; uncle, John (Karen) Seehausen; and cousin, Eric Seehausen.
Tripp graduated from Toulon High School in 1990. He attended Indiana University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, he also received a degree in Website Management from Illinois Institute of Art. He was last employed at Central Camera in Chicago.
Tripp had a passion for photography and was known for his unique and interesting photos of Chicago.
He will be terribly missed by his family.
A memorial gathering will be on Friday, March 15, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, 5149 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640.
Memorials may be made to PAWS Chicago or TAPS Animal Shelter, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL.