John Allen Tripp

December 27, 1929April 7, 2014
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John Allen Tripp, 84, of New Bern, died April 7, 2014 at home.

He was a member of Sherwood Forest FWB church and the former owner and operator of John Tripp’s Garage. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper and Lula Tripp, his brother Fredrick Lee Tripp and a sister, Bernice Tripp Broadway.

He is survived by his wife Gertrude Lewis Tripp, one sister, Margaret Tripp Avery of Camden, SC; eight nephews and six nieces.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Cotten Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Cotten Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to United Hospice.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • Funeral Home Friday, April 11, 2014

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Debbie Page

April 10, 2014

You were the best uncle a girl could ever dream of. Always having time to listen, and give me advice. Thank you for including me in vacations. Some of the best memories of my childhood are with you and Aunt Gertie. It takes an extra special man to take a little girl boat riding after working all day. I appreciate all of your love!

Love always, Debbie

Willis and Dorinda Odom

April 10, 2014

So sorry for your loss

Patricia Register

April 10, 2014

Thanks Uncle John for being the best uncle a person could ever have. All of us knew we could depend on you and Aunt Gertrude. I will always remember jumping on the bed, the movies and so many other things you did with us.
Love you,
Patricia (Trisha)

Connie Dease

April 9, 2014

Thank you for always having a place in your heart for all the nieces and nephews. Each of us knew where to come for a hug and understanding, good advice, car repairs and great food!! We had a refuge from the storm at your house. Rest easy in God's hands. You're always in my heart. Connie

Frances Lewis

April 9, 2014

Uncle John,
I will always remember the wonderful times we spent with you at your garage. Don't work on too many cars in Heaven, now! Love you!
Frances Lewis

Craig Mallard

April 8, 2014

Thanks for the great memories John. You gave me my first real job and taught me some of the tricks of the trade in working on cars. Very much enjoyed your stories of the early days. God speed my friend.

regards, Craig & Heather Mallard

Jamie Lewis

April 8, 2014

Rest in Peace Uncle John. I Love you! Love Always, Jamie