Richard David Triplett, age 74, of Wilkesboro, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center.

He was born August 14, 1944 in Wilkes County to Bascum and Edna Daniels Triplett. Mr. Triplett was a member of Decision Independent Baptist Church and was foreman with Broyhill Furniture for 22 years. Mr. Triplett was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Bascum Triplett, Jr., Steve Triplett and Kelly Triplett.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hawkins Triplett; children, Rickie Triplett and spouse Andrea of Wilkesboro, Crystal Eller and spouse Terry of Moravian Falls, Eric Triplett and spouse Tammy of Ferguson; grandchildren, Michelle Staley and spouse Nathaniel, Jeremiah Triplett, Tate Eller and spouse Megan, Coty Eller, Monica Eller, Jacob Triplett, Cindy Hartley, Josh Kilby; great grandchildren, Ava Staley, Maggie Staley and Ellie Phillips.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Pastor Hoss Moore and Pastor Rickie Triplett officiating. Burial will follow in Moravian Falls Cemetery. The family has requested no flowers. Memorials may be made to Decision Independent Baptist Church, 2978 Zacks Fork Road, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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