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    Joseph “Joey” Earl Tripp, 41, of West Plains, Missouri, formally of Kennett and Senath, Missouri areas, came into this world on February 28, 1982, in Kennett, Missouri, the son of Henry Tripp and Tracy Henfling and passed away on November 23, 2023, in Howell County, Missouri near Siloam Springs. He was a hard worker at the Timberland Coal Plant and enjoyed spending his time with his pittys (pitbull fur babies), hunting and going to the West Plains, Missouri truck pulls.  Joey had an infectious laugh and loved his family immensely. We are all saddened by the sudden loss of Joey, and he will be greatly missed.

    Joey is survived by his a son, Dalton Wade Fort of Paducah, Kentucky, life partner, Shawnda Rebstock, parents, Henry Tripp and Sherry Curtright, father-in-law, Pastor Chester Rebstock and wife, Norma of West Plains, Missouri, brothers; Jeffery Wayne Tripp and wife, Jessica of Kennett, Missouri and Richard Curtright of Nashville, Tennessee, grandmother, Patsy Vance of Senath, Missouri, Aunts; Christie Tice and husband, Steve of Kenneth, Missouri, and Lisa and husband, Christopher Tripp of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Uncles; Billy Tripp and wife, Kim of Kennet, Missouri, Paul and wife, Tammy Tripp of Portageville, Missouri, Michael Tripp and life partner, Dara Mitchell of New Madrid, Missouri,  niece, Ashlyn Grace Tripp, nephew, Ryland Phillip Gage Tripp, cousins; April Moody, Jason Moody, Logan Moody, Tiffany Lee and husband Alex, Brayden Lee, and Annaabelle Lee of Kennett, Missouri, many other loved ones and cherished friends.

    Joey is preceded in death by his daughter, Hailie Elizabeth Lee Tripp, mother, Tracy Henfling, maternal grandmother, Phyllis Neely, maternal grandparents, Collen and Billy Joe Henfling, paternal grandmother, Ossie Matthews, many other loved ones and friends.

    Memorial Services will be at a later date and officiated by Pastor Chester Rebstock. In lieu of flowers the family asks that all memorials be sent to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611



  1. Magen Potts
    November 27, 2023 @ 11:52 am

    Sending many prayers to the family and friends.


  2. Sherry Curtright
    November 27, 2023 @ 1:23 pm

    To my son, my heart is broken but I understand why you had to leave. You will forever be missed. We love you so much. Fly high with Hailie and the angels. I will look for you and her in the stars. RIP my dear ones.


  3. Toni Reyburn
    November 27, 2023 @ 1:35 pm

    My heart and prayers go out to Joe’s family and friends during this time. Joe will be truly missed at Timberland Forest Products. He was such a joy to be around.


  4. Jennifer Randl
    November 27, 2023 @ 2:06 pm

    Joey you were the best. You will be missed for the rest of my day! Love you to the moon. Till I see you again.


  5. Melissa Bugbee
    November 27, 2023 @ 3:57 pm

    Praying for his family and friends ❤️


  6. James Busch
    November 28, 2023 @ 11:03 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Joe at Timberland Forest Products. He touched a lot of lives and will be missed. Prayers for comfort and peace to his family & friends… RIP Joe.


  7. Jessica Tripp
    December 7, 2023 @ 10:45 pm

    Joey you and Hailie are forever loved and missed dearly here on earth, but I know we will get to see you again. Until then we will continue loving you until the last star in the sky burns out.


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