Jimmy Trivette, age 66, of 6324 Old Highway 421 South, Deep Gap, passed away Tuesday morning, June 24, 2014, at his home.

Jimmy was born September 11, 1947 in Watauga County, a son of the late Stanley James Trivette and Elma Rebecca Day Trivette. He was a retired supervisor for IRC/TRW and was a clerk at the Appalachian State University Post Office. Jimmy was a member of Laurel Springs Baptist Church and served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Mary Cornett Trivette of the home; one aunt, Jackie Allen of Mountain City; one sister-in-law, Virginia Trivette of Drexel; six brothers-in-law, Dallas Cornett and wife Mamie of Hudson, Joe Cornett and wife Kerwin of Mountain City, Jerry Cornett and Randy Cornett, both of Trade, Tennessee, Mike Cornett and wife Kitty of Mountain City, and Lloyd Cornett and wife Wanda of Granite Falls; a special cousin, William Miller of Deep Gap, and special friends Keith and Carolyn Hincher of Wilkesboro, Lance, Sarah, and Jessie Critcher, all of Boone, Caroleen Watson and Mike and Mary Alice Coffey, all of Deep Gap.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Sam Cornett, and several aunts.

Funeral services for Jimmy Trivette will be conducted Saturday afternoon, June 28, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Laurel Springs Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Brent Bolick, Reverend Sherrill Wellborn, and Pastor Tim Lynch. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow in Laurel Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.

Online condolences may be sent to the Trivette family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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