Tripplehorn, Paul Kelly, Jr. FORT WORTH -- Paul Kelly Tripplehorn Jr., 26, went to be with his Heavenly Father Saturday, November 29, 2008. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3740 Birchman Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, 817-731-4329 Reception following. Memorials: The family asks that in lieu of flowers remembrances be made to any charity of choice dealing with mental health issues, in particular research for bipolar disorder. Honorary Pall Bearers: Tyler Brous, Bill Ratliff IV, John Wynne, Will Ellis, Michael Andrews, Jason Warner, Ted Gupton, Ford Burgher, Grant Huff, Will Rogers, Stepen Tatum, W. A. Landreth, Michael Innerarity, Michael Malone, James Green, Peter Alcorn, Josh Stroud, George Chevalier, Mason Abshire, C. B. Team. Kelly was born July 24, 1982 to Charlotte and Paul Tripplehorn in Fort Worth. He attended All Saints Episcopal School and graduated from Fort Worth Country Day School. He then graduated from the University Of Virginia with a degree in religious studies. He was to complete his study at Westminster College this December with a masters in religion. He had plans to continue work on a PHD with study scheduled in Israel for the spring. Kelly started a non-profit organization, the I53 network, based on the scripture Isaiah 53. He and a film crew traveled to London where they made a documentary based on taking the Word of God to believers of other faiths. Kelly was the light of his family's life. He was a kind and sensitive spirit and his passing leaves behind many who loved and adored him. Kelly played on Varsity sports including football and wrestling and went on to play college ball his freshman year at Amherst College. He was a member of Park Cities Presbyterian Church and was active in Christ Chapel in Fort Worth . He was a member of the Steeplechase Club. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Tripplehorn of Andrews. Survivors: Parents, Charlotte and Paul Tripplehorn; sister, Alexis Claire Tripplehorn of Dallas; brother, Jacob Zachary Schmid Tripplehorn; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Schmid, Jr. of Walnut Springs; uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Schimd, III of Fort Worth; aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. William Wolfe Schmid of Layfayette, La; and cousins, Matt Schmid, Will Schmid, Mick Schmid and Adley Schmid. Greenwood Funeral Home 3100 White Settlement Road Fort Worth Texas 76107 (817) 336-0584
Published in Dallas Morning News on Dec. 1, 2008.