James Triplett

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A homegoing celebration for James Triplett will be held 11:00am on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at the Victory Worship Center in Spiro, Oklahoma, with burial to follow in the Fort Coffee Cemetery in Fort Coffee, Oklahoma immediately following services.  The family will hold a viewing/wake service from 5:00pm-7:00pm on the Friday evening at the funeral home.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Spiro, Oklahoma.  Deacon James Robert Triplett, Sr. passed away peacefully on December 22, 2023 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  His amazing life story is as follows… On August 22, 1941, James was born in Fort Coffee, Oklahoma to Elmer and Electa Triplett.  He was the first of twelve children. James attended school in Fort Coffee, Oklahoma but left school to tend to his family’s farm.  James and his wife, Carolyn Triplett recently celebrated their Silver Anniversary. This union between James and Carolyn was a God-ordained covenant relationship. James and Carolyn prayed every night for God to look over their family. Their love and marriage stood the test of time, especially as James battled many health situations. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Ora Henderson. To this union were born five sons. James Robert (Margaret) Triplett Jr. of Denver Colorado, Gerald  (Teresa) Triplett of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Eric M. Triplett (Paula Holmes) of  Kansas City, Missouri, Russell Triplett of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Christopher Triplett of Fort Coffee, Oklahoma.  Prior to this union, Brian Edwards Jones of Smyrna Beach, Florida.  James was later blessed with eight grandchildren: Mieisha Triplett (Torenzo Cathey) of Denver, Colorado;  Krystal Triplett of Kansas City, Missouri; Christian Brianna Triplett (Titus Copes) of Raytown, Missouri; Jada Triplett of Denver, Colorado; Jaden Triplett of Denver Colorado, Eric (EJ) Triplett, Jr of Kansas City, Missouri; Christopher (CJ) Triplett Jr of Florida; and Siabban Saulter of Smyrna Beach, Florida.He was further blessed with great-grandson, Jhai Elijah Copes of Raytown, Missouri, and Courtney Triplett Jr. of Los Angeles, California.  He was also further blessed with great great grandchildren Ny’ori Princeton of Los Angeles, California and CourtneyTriplett III of Los Angeles, California.  James had a strong work ethic. He worked for General Motors of Kansas City, Kansas for 35 years and never missed a day. He was a member of the United Auto Workers (UAW). Also James worked in construction for many years and never missed a day. After retirement he worked as a security officer. One of his task was to electronically monitor traffic in the Bobby Hopper Tunnel.As a young man, James developed a love for gardening and he fed his family and the community until he was no longer physically capable. James took great pride in his lawn and property.  James was resolute about his Christian faith.  He served as a Deacon at Macedonia Church of God. He served with excellence by helping others understand and apply the word of God.   James was an avid fisherman.  He would spend every weekend at MELVERN AND JOHN REDMOND LAKE fishing overnight. He was also an excellent hunter.  James completed Precinct Official Training for the State of Oklahoma and recognized as an Oklahoma Election Official.   Also James learned and mastered the skills of the latest technology.  He was able to keep in contact with all of his grandchildren as he was a hands-on family man.  He was a Freemason. (Freemasonry is a self-improvement volunteer association focused on building themselves as people of integrity and the structure helps them achieve that goal.)  Deacon James Triplett, Sr. will be remembered as an authentic honorable man that loved and took great care of his family. He is preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Electa (Jones) Triplett, Brothers: Roy Triplett,   and Robert Clyde Triplett; Ricky Triplett, Sisters: Betty Louise (Triplett) Stevenson and Lela Faye (Triplett) Brown, and son, Charles Triplett, and grandson, Courtney Triplett.He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife Carolyn Triplett of Fort Coffee, Oklahoma, Sisters: Ullies Marie (Triplett) Atchison of Edmond, Oklahoma, Winda Kaye (Triplett) Taylor of Fort Coffee, Oklahoma, and Palestine (Triplett) (Jake) Black of Edmond, Oklahoma. Brothers: Otha Owen (Barbara) Triplett of Kansas City Missouri, Troy (Rhoda) Triplett of Covina, California, Verdie (Edwyna) Triplett of Fort Coffee, Oklahoma

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