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Percy "Wayne" Tripp ( May 31, 1943 - November 23, 2017 )

Percy Wayne Tripp, 74, of Midland, passed away unexpectedly on November 23, 2017. He was born on May 31, 1943 to the late Percy R. and Hilda E (Rippee) Tripp. On August 23, 1960 he married Marcia Smith.

Wayne worked for Fisher Contracting as a welder, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed road trips, camping, fishing, hunting and his cabin at Clear Lake. He also enjoyed hosting his annual corn fest, mowing his lawn and driving his golf cart. Wayne loved the holidays, his family and especially his grandchildren.

Wayne is survived by his wife Marcia, sons; Gary (Anne) Tripp, Tony (Billie) Tripp and Duane (Kathy) Tripp, 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and special nephew Jay Smith. He is also survived by his sister Joy (Nelson) Skutt and brother Randy (Linda) Rippee.

Wayne was predeceased by his daughter Angie Lee Tripp, brother Rich Rippee and baby Rippee.

A Funeral Service will take place at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Moe of the Floyd Church of God officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 10:00am until the time of service.

Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family in his memory.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at smithminer.com.

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