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Vollie Lamar Triplett

March 16, 1941 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Vollie Triplett Obituary

Mr. Vollie Lamar Triplett, age 82, was greeted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into Heaven on March 5, 2024. Anyone that knows Vollie, knows that he loves the Lord and was ready to meet Him. If he were to come back today, he would ask everyone he would meet, “Do you know Jesus as your Savior?” Vollie spent most of his life sharing the Gospel of Jesus through action and little words. Our husband, dad, pawpaw, and friend was one of the kindest, most gentle, and most patient men this world has ever known. These traits are those of Jesus. Vollie didn’t just “talk the talk,” but he showed the world around him Jesus.

Vollie was a member of Rutherwood Baptist Church, Boone, North Carolina. He was faithful and dependable in his faith and in his loyalty to Rutherwood Baptist Church. His desire was to see Rutherwood thrive in God’s Word, in Spirit, and in truth. He was especially thrilled to see Pastor Tim Dockery accept the under-shepherd role at the church. He was an ordained deacon who served many years in various churches.

One of the things that Vollie enjoyed was fishing. Vollie often said that most of Jesus’ disciples were fishers and that made Vollie a part of a special group of people. In later years, after Vollie retired, he was able to fish more often. Although he wasn’t able to go fishing in the last several months, the desire to fish, catching small or large fish, was still there. One has to wonder if the “river of life” doesn’t have fish in it! Vollie was a long-time member of the Daniel Boone Fish Club. He considered this membership a joy and an honor. He recounted that most of the time, fish club members would eat first, then ask Vollie to say the blessing over the food after everyone had eaten. Vollie was also an avid Atlanta Braves fan, who watched every game, beginning with spring practice.

Vollie served many years in the Powder Horn Mountain Community as a builder, renovator, and all-around handyman. He also provided grounds maintenance for Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens for over twenty-two years. He desired to provide quality service in whatever he did. He had many talents, including that of taxidermy. He was also an avid hunter, acquiring the biggest bucks and does, not only for displaying them in his home, but also for the meat (he made the best deer jerky around and you had to have Coca-Cola with it!). For many years, he enjoyed a good game of Rook. No one had a better “poker” face than Vollie. When he laid down the “bird,” he displayed the biggest smile. By then, it was too late.

Vollie is survived by his wife of thirty years, Betty Greene Triplett. He is also survived by his children:  Son, Terry Triplett (Bernie) of Wilmington, NC and daughter, Tammy Triplett Dickenson (Danny) of Deep Gap, NC, and bonus son Billy Norris (April), of Deep Gap, NC. Vollie was blessed with grandchildren Whitney Dickenson, Sage Norris, Brooke Miller (Robert), and Chelsea Ward (Robert). Great-grandchildren to continue Vollie’s legacy are Gus Blair, Micaelyn Ward, Brantley Miller, Colton Miller, and Nova. Vollie has many friends and family to remember him. “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: And there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother,” Proverb 18:24.

Vollie was preceded in death by his first wife of almost thirty-three years, JoAnn Triplett. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Brannock and Cordie Triplett. Vollie had two special cats, LuLu and Tom, who are remembered as being great blessings to him. They followed him everywhere, even to the deer stand, where they waited patiently for Vollie to “get another deer.”

A time of gathering for friends and family will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 10am to 12pm at Rutherwood Baptist Church. Vollie will be remembered in a funeral service at 12pm after the visitation. Pastor Tim Dockery, Rev. Sherrill Wellborn and Dr. Rev. Billy Norris will officiate. Vollie’s earthly body will be laid to rest in Rhymer Cemetery, Triplett, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to assist with funeral expenses. Those considering to visit, may do so at the home of Betty Triplett, 414 Stony Fork Rd, Deep Gap. Vollie’s family would like to thank AMOREM for their support during Vollie’s last days. Support may be given to AMOREM by going to www.amoremsupport.org, with note to their High Country PCU project.

As a final note, please remember Vollie by always telling those you love, that you love them, and tell them often.

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