Tripp, Henry Franklin

February 8, 1950 - October 23, 2016

Henry Franklin Tripp

Frank was born February 8, 1950 in Odessa, Texas and passed away on October 23, 2016.

After graduating from Odessa High School, Frank obtained his undergraduate degree from TCU and then earned his Juris Doctorate at SMU. He worked in the legal department for Fina Oil & Chemical Company for over 20 years where he made numerous friends before he started his own practice.

Frank is survived by his two sons, Hunter and Zachary, sister Sandra Jacobs, sister Rita Morgan and husband George Morgan, and sister Linda Kulasik. He is also survived by his nephew Jeffrey Jacobs and wife Rebecca Jacobs, niece Debra English and husband Jon English, and niece Lee Ann Alspaw and husband Joel Alspaw. He is preceded in death by his parents Thalia and Lea Tripp.

Frank’s wit and sense of humor made him easy to love. His intelligence and perspective made him a natural source of counsel. He taught his values of honesty, integrity and compassion to Hunter and Zach. We are deeply saddened that he left us, however we are thankful that he has found ultimate peace.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for contributions to be made to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s ( efforts towards fighting bladder cancer or to The Caring Fund at Presbyterian Village North.

Arrangements are under the direction of: ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home 10116 E. NW Highway Dallas, Texas 75238 214.340.8008

26 replies on “Tripp, Henry Franklin”

Julia DeBerry Shaver says:

I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of the Tripp family from years ago. My prayers and sincerest condolences are with Frank’s entire family.

Rebecca Savino says:

I remember Frank as a smart lawyer with a wicked sense of humor. We worked together at Fina and I will never forget the good times and the laughter. Rest in Peace my friend.

Lisa Escano says:

I met Frank at Fina and enjoyed working with him. I remember that he always had a song for every situation and a fantastic sense of humor. He was was an extremely genuine and caring person. We remained friends throughout the years and I will miss him so very much. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

Lana Pinner Boussidan says:

I have known Frank since we were kids back in Odessa. He was a good friend with a great sense of humor and will certainly be missed. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss of this sweet man.

Colleen Moore Elliott says:

I met Frank in elementary school. He was so sweet and intelligent. My prayers for his family, with peace and comfort. Rest in Peace my friend. You are at Peace now and you will always be remembered by so many of your friends. May God Bless and bring Prace to your precious family.

Lindy Rainer says:

So sorry that Frank suffered so badly from Cancer but grateful that he’s now with our Lord and free of the torment from that horrible disease. What a blessing that his lifelong pal Diane Carson and his sweet sister Linda were with him when he passed. Frank was quite a character and always was brilliant…no doubt he was an outstanding attorney. My condolences go to all of his close friends and loved ones in your loss. Frank was one of a kind…BROCKWA

Kay Patterson says:

I had several classes with Frank throughout school, he was always active, involved, personable, sincere and kind. RIP Frank, praying for family and friends

Wyleen Och says:

I worked with Frank for many years in the legal department at Fina. He could always brighten my day with his incredible wit, and he always showed compassion and kindness. I feel blessed to have had him in my life as a trusted friend all these years, and I have many sweet memories. My condolences to all his family and friends.

Michael & Schelle Howell says:

We were happy to visit Frank in the Hospital. We are saddened for your loss. He was a very fine and kind man.

Marie Lloyd Cearley says:

Frank was such a dear, sweet person. Our days at OHS were blessed with his presence. My condolences to his loved ones. He will be missed.

Marie Lloyd Cearley says:

Frank was such a dear, sweet person. Our years at OHS were blessed with his presence. My condolences to his loved ones. He will be missed.

Pam Thornton Campbell says:

Frank was always sweet guy! He was a great dresser and loved to laugh. I loved being with him in class at OHS. I never remember him having a bad day. Please accept my cocondolences on his passing and prayers for your comfort.



Ben Read says:

Frank was a good friend in our high school days. He was the sharpest dresser, almost the smartest, guy I knew with the shiniest Bass Weejuns in OHS! God be with you Frank.

Marsha Pieper Trower says:

So very sorry for your loss. Frank was a wonderful, funny and delightful guy. He will be remembered and missed by all who met him along the way. I have many fond memories of Frank that I will always treasure. It doesn’t seem possible that he is not in this world with us but I am sure that he is a wonderful place, whole and healthy and waiting for all of us to join him. I will look forward to that.

Judy Reeves Manley says:

My condolences to Frank’s entire family. May he Rest In Peace, free from all suffering

Marianna Herrington says:

How can I adequately express how special Frank has always been. I worked with him for many years at Fina and continued our friendship through many years later. He had a rare gift to uplift everyone and make you laugh with his humor. He saw life in such a unique way and took you with him with his observations in such a way with wit and insight! I miss him so much and am so blessed to have shared a part of my life knowing him. To his family – know that he was very much loved by so many people. He is a real treasure.

Betty Ellsworth Ungerman says:

Frank and I worked together at Fina Oil & Chemical. He was consistently happy and optimistic, and, as others have said, had a hilarious wit! He always made me laugh. I could also count on Frank to help me with a project and he taught me a lot about oil and gas law. Be thou at peace, my friend.

Litsa Papanicolaou says:

What a tremendous loss. Frank was definitely a sharp dressed man (always with matching socks) and great cologne, had a great sense of humor and always had a story to tell. He will be missed by many. My prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. Memory everlasting.

Scott Bruce says:

Frank you will be missed! You were always ready with a smile and a quick quip to set others at easy and brighten their day. A great attorney and friend to those that knew you and proud father, we will miss you! Our prayer for you and your family.

Jesse Draper says:

For two years Frank and I were doubles partners on the OHS tennis team. During that time we lost a lot of matches, often with an equanimity and sense of humor that our coaches found unseemly. Frank had unconventional tennis form, but that didn’t keep him from beating me in almost every singles match that we played.

One of the things that most impressed me about Frank was his generosity. He genuinely liked a wide range of people; he was able to see and understand individual qualities in just about everyone. I am so sorry for your loss, but try to remember that Frank probably got more enjoyment out of his 66 years than most people get out of a much longer life. May you treasure your best memories of him as he treasured so many people.

Esther Dominey says:

So sorry for your loss. When we were in high school Frank was one of my favorite people. He was always kind, up & had a great sense of humor. He was genuinely a nice person. I miss the thought of him. I pray peace for all his friends and family.

Steve Christie says:

I will miss you always.

Marjorie Ulman Rothschild says:

Frank was a law school classmate and neighbor of mine in
student housing at SMUlaw school. He was a great friend, whose kindness, generosity and wit endeared him to many of us who had the good fortune to know him. His sense of humor made the serious world of law school more bearable. I am so saddened to learn of his passing but the memory of him is a blessing.

Ramon Wyke says:

Frank was my friend and my support when I was dealing with colon cancer. Afterwards I moved to Ohio. I had spoken to him during his battle with cancer and madde plans to come visit but they fell through. I didn’t know he passed and I want to send my condolences and to say Thank you to Frank for being such a positive influence and friend to someone who was lost. And thank you for showing me what a friend really was suppose to be.

Doug Miles says:

Frank was the best! My mom was good friends with his mom. He was a little older than my sister and myself. He was affectionately known as “Cousin Frank” to our family. He talked the Cops out of taking a poor misguided college student (me) to jail late one Saturday night. You are missed my friend.

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