Ted Turner Tripp
On Tuesday August 17, 2020, Ted Tripp passed peacefully at the age of 97. Ted was a third generation farmer/rancher in the Claypool community. He was a former director of the Oklahoma Land Bank. A long time dairy farmer, he made the change to stocker cattle in the late 60's. Ted was one of the first farmers in this area during the 70's to grow wheat for cattle to graze on. He was also one of the pioneers in the use of anhydrous fertilizing.
He is survived by his son Richard and wife Penny, his daughter Annette and husband Gary, grandson Tad and wife Sommer, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sally, his sister Jeanne and brothers Jack and Pat. Special thoughts to the Zacharys for including him in their family.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 20, 2020, at the Waurika Cemetery with Reverend Mike Williams and Deacon Mark Gilden officiating, under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika. Visitation will be at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM with the family receiving visitors from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.