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In Memory of

Jesse Thomas Tripp

August 16, 1950 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


Jesse Thomas Tripp of Morehead City passed away peacefully in the company of his family on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Crystal Coast Hospice House.

Jesse was a loving husband, father and friend to many and pursued a passion for fishing, hunting and riding his Harley. He was born in Kinston on August 16, 1950, and after high school he joined the Army and was later stationed in Vietnam after his training. Upon returning to the United States, he began a lengthy civil service career at Marine Corp Air Station, Cherry Point.Once retired, Jesse...

Jesse Thomas Tripp of Morehead City passed away peacefully in the company of his family on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Crystal Coast Hospice House.

Jesse was a loving husband, father and friend to many and pursued a passion for fishing, hunting and riding his Harley. He was born in Kinston on August 16, 1950, and after high school he joined the Army and was later stationed in Vietnam after his training. Upon returning to the United States, he began a lengthy civil service career at Marine Corp Air Station, Cherry Point.Once retired, Jesse and his wife, Patsy, enjoyed many days camping and fishing on Portsmouth Island and the surrounding waters of Carteret and Craven counties. They also enjoyed their many vacations spent in the North Carolina Mountains. Jesse also became involved and enjoyed assisting Patsy with the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife.

It is worthy of noting the bond Jesse had with his longtime friend, Johnny Gibson. Since their retirement, they shared many hours enjoying their favorite pastimes.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Godwin Tripp; daughters, Sherry Ramsey and husband Keith of Vanceboro, Stephanie Nobles of Vanceboro and son, Joshua Tripp and wife Lauren of New Bern. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, his sisters, Clara Swanner and Wanda Jo Gendreau and his brother, Keith Tripp.

The visitation will be on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. with the funeral service following at Cotten Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, PO Box 1264, Grifton, NC 28530 or The Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter, 100 Wildlife Way, Newport, NC 28570.