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Curtis Rabon Tripp

Mr. Curtis Rabon Tripp, 80, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at his home.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory and will be officiated by Pastor John Mark Windley. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are Dylan Tripp, Dahlton O’Neal, Jarrett O’Neal, Zachary Foster, Brad Shackelford and Ricky Peed.

Rabon was born in Blounts Creek, to Errol and Minnie Tripp. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1957. He married Brenda Carrington on Aug. 24, 1957. Rabon and Brenda raised three children. Rabon was employed at National Spinning in Washington for 38 years, until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of Pleasant Hill F.W.B. Church, Calico, North Carolina, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Assistant.

Rabon loved the great outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout Beaufort County for many years. He loved to hear his hounds chasing a deer and knew the woods like the back of his hand. Rabon enjoyed baseball and loved watching his New York Yankees.

He leaves behind to treasure his memory, his wife of 62 years, Brenda Carrington Tripp; his children, Sheree Tripp Goettman (Drew), Jean Tripp Foster (Jeff), and Errol Jay Tripp (Sharon); grandchildren, Amber Hollowell, Jenny Hollowell, Robyn Goettman Evans, Everett Goettman, Zachary Foster, Claire Foster, Dylan Tripp, Dahlton O’Neal, and Jarrett O’Neal. Mr. Tripp had eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Jesse Tripp (Juanita); his sister, Sina Corbett (Joe); his sister-in-law, Juanita Tripp; and brother-in-law Jimmie Carrington (Judy); and six nieces and three nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Errol and Minnie Tripp; his beloved father-in-law, J.L. Carrington; his brother, David Tripp, who he loved, admired, and looked up to; his sister-in-law, JoAnn Norman; brother-in-law Jerrell Norman; niece Leigh Norman; brother-in-law Fred Woolard; niece Crystal Finigan; and brother-in-law Jim Ward.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the funeral home.

You may address condolences to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tripp family.