Irving "Bud" Tripp

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.

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Published by The Ledger on Nov. 29, 2009.
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I never had the honor of meeting Irv Tripp, but I "knew" him through his splendid craftsmanship in the comic book industry. His work was a constant joy to me and thousands of fans over the decades.
gary Brown
December 10, 2009
Boy, do I love reading Mr. Tripp's Little Lulu comics to my 4-year old daughter. They are just as entertaining to me as they are to her. What a wonderful legacy he has left behind. Rest in peace.
Steven Stwalley
December 10, 2009
I want to thank my Dad for the important things that he taught me in life...Love,peace,tranquility, respect for nature, fishing and football.
Linda Tripp-Corbin
December 6, 2009
Condolences on behalf of my parents, Ed (deceased 1999) & Phyllis Maxfield who were friends in Hyde Park many years ago and also lived in Haines City.
Joyce (Maxfield) Yeager
December 6, 2009
Our thanks to all of the kind messages of condolence we have received because of the loss of our dad.
Bob Tripp
December 6, 2009
I knew Bud for many years as a faithful brother at Central Church of Christ, Haines City, FL. He always smiled and had a servant's heart. He will be missed by his church family.
Jason Goldtrap
December 4, 2009
What a kind man and what a special family. Many heartfelt thoughts and many prayers for you Linda, Bill, Bob and Steve. He and Phil are together and both know how much they are loved and missed.
Love, Jean
Jean Spivey
November 30, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with the
family of Bud. He was such a pleasant,
easy going person and such talent as we
have not seen in quite some time. Always doing until he could no more.
Our thoughts with Louise also....such a nice couple.
We will miss him .

Lowell & Sharon Sherer
Marion, Ohio
(formerly from Lake Region)
Lowell Sherer
November 29, 2009
Uncle Bud:
Very special memories of such a special man'
We will never forget you!!!
Nancy & Paul Stark
November 29, 2009
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