William Robert “W.R.” Tripp

William Robert “W.R.”  Tripp, 32 of New Castle, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019. W.R. was born September 3, 1987 in Blacksburg, VA. He was a beloved son, brother, and grandson, a loving father, and a tremendous friend. He enjoyed farming, working with cattle, and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Earl & Ruth Huffman, Ned & Pauline Dowdy, Oris & Pearl Johnson; grandfather, Norris L. Tripp; special great-uncles and aunt, H.T. & Jane Hurd and R. Hale Dowdy.

He is survived by parents, Robert L. & Shari H. Tripp; daughter, Kenadee Tripp and her mother Heather Stover; sister & brother-in-law, Justin & Ashlei Barham; grandparents, W.O. “Chuck” & Peggy Huffman; grandmother, Violet Tripp; nephews, Oscar & Gunner Barham; special cousins, Joseph & Matthew Dowdy; special friends, Ricky Williams & Myra Williams.

Funeral Services were held 7:00 PM Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Paitsel Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Altizer officiating. The family received friends from 5-7:00 PM Tuesday, October 29, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Craig Co. Emergency Services P.O. Box 308 New Castle, VA 24127 or the Simmonsville Volunteer Fire Dept. 5983 Cumberland Gap Rd. New Castle, VA 24127

Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home.    www.paitselfh.com

You Never Said Goodbye

Oct. 24, 2019

You never said I’m Leaving

You never said goodbye

You were gone before I knew It

And only God knew why

A million times I needed you

A million times I cried

If love alone could have saved you

You never would have died

In life I loved you dearly

In death I love you still

In my heart you had a place

That no one could ever fill

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