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John Wetzel Triplett

October 29, 1943 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

John Wetzel Triplett Obituary

John Wetzel Triplett, 80 of Webbville, KY went home to be with our Lord, Thursday, December 14, 2023 from Three Rivers Medical Center at Louisa, KY after a very short, aggressive form of ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease).

He was born October 29th, 1943 at Louisa, KY, the son of the late Johnny and Hazel Crabtree Triplett. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters:  Clinton (Ida Mae) Triplett, Betty (Buford) Russell, Anna Kathleen (Chalmer) Martin and Leslie "Pooch" Triplett. Brother in laws, Tom Conley and Bob North.

John Wetzel worked hard as a pipefitter at Ashland Oil / Marathon to provide a wonderful life for his family. He worked hard as a farmer, raising tobacco and hay for his family to have extra. This afforded him to vacation with his brother and sisters to fish and vacation at Bull Shoals Lake for 21 years. Can't forget the deer hunting , fox hunting and trap shooting that he loved so much. Most of all, he loved Fishertown and all that it and friends. He and Carol  did not have to work hard to have the most generous hearts for their community.

Wes is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carol Pelfrey Triplett. A daughter, Teresa Triplett Lewis & Mark of Sandy Hook, KY, Rodney Triplett & Tiffney of Staffordsville, KY. His world was his grandchildren, Logan and Emily. He is also survived by his sisters:  Phyllis Conley, Dorothy North, Jean Triplett, Marlene (Ennis) Hord, all of Dayton, OH Debbie and Roger Skaggs of Grayson, KY.

We would like to recognize our extended family that helped in the care of Wes, we love you so much! Nikki Cox, Candy McKenzie Webb, Ralph Childers, Ed Borders, David & Gail Boggs, Ishmael & Brenda Kelly as well as the team of Doctors, nurses, PT, OT, and the ALS staff and to everyone that said a prayer,  ambulance, Webbville fire department, sent food, etc. Thank you so very much.

Funeral will be conducted Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Pelfrey and Pastor David Boggs officiating. Burial will be at Yatesville Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church Tuesday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Pallbearers:  Ralph Childers, Bobby Webb, Raymond Elswick, Roger Skaggs, Ishmael Kellly, Ed Borders, Johnny Pelfrey and Mark North

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December 19, 2023

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Funeral Service
December 20, 2023

1:00 PM


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