January 21, 1953 - September 13, 2015
John Triplett of Dallas, TX suddenly passed from our midst on September 12, 2015. He was 62 years old. His friends and family are saddened and will surely miss John. A very unique individual, born in Amarillo, TX in 1953 to parents Elizabeth (Lockey) and Neal Triplett. His early childhood was spent in Sherman, TX and later he moved to Dallas, TX where he graduated from Highland Park High School in 1971. He attended The University of Texas at Austin where he received a Bachelor’s degree in History, graduating with honors.
John’s fascination with words and language lead him on a life of travel and adventure. He lived and worked in 8 countries teaching English, meeting new friends and observing different cultures. He enjoyed the food and customs of some of the world’s greatest cities throughout most of his adult years. He was most proud of writing what he described as “the quintessential English dictionary”. His health began to decline in the last few years due to Type 1 diabetes he had endured from the age of 11. Increasing health problems brought John back to Dallas in 2012 where he lived with his brother and his family in Lakewood. We will all remember wonderful conversations with John Involving all of his various areas of interest-music, chess, golf and tennis, astronomy, history, science. Never play “do you know this word” with John.
He was preceded by parents. Survived by sisters Marianne Howells (Tim) and Stacie Lovelace, brother Richard Triplett (Virginia), nephews Adam Howells, Andrew, Mathew, Peter, Thomas Triplett and Mark Lovelace, great nieces Peyton, Lainey, and Katie Howells and Ava Triplett, great nephews Blake Howells, Richard and James Triplett and his step mother Shirley Triplett.
A memorial service celebrating the life of John Edwyn Triplett will be held at 2:00PM on September 26, at First Presbyterian Church Of Dallas,1835 Young St., Dallas, TX 75201.
In lieu of flowers please make any memorial gifts to the Stew Pot at thestewpot.org or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at jdrf.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
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