HAINES CITY - Irving "Bud" Tripp, 88, of Haines City, FL passed away peacefully of cancer on Nov. 27, 2009 at Palm Terrace Hospice House in Lakeland surrounded by his children.
He was born in Poughkeepsie NY, June 5th, 1921. Bud served during WWII in the Philippines with the U.S. Army. Following WWII he was an illustrator for Western Publishing until the early 1980's. He was best known for his illustrations of Little Lulu comics. He was internationally recognized and respected for his art work in the comic book industry.
He is survived by his son's: Bob and his wife Mary Margaret of Westport, MA; Bill and his wife Paula of West Point, NY; Steve of High Point NC; and a daughter Linda Tripp-Corbin of Raleigh NC; 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and his devoted friend Louise Gayle of Haines City, FL.
A memorial service will be held at the Central Church of Christ on Monday, Nov. 30th at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Church of Christ, 1232 Robinson Drive, Haines City, Fl. 33844.
Published in The Ledger on Nov. 29, 2009.