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Info Sheet/Obit - Hollie Triplett Jr.
Died 16 January 2020 ...see comments

Hollie Triplett Jr., age 77, passed away January 16, 2020, at 7:08 pm, at the Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center. Hollie was born March 5, 1942 in Newport News, VA, to Hollie and Norcie (Hayes) Triplett who preceded him in death. On April 19, 2003, he married Sue (Laing) Triplett who survives in Lima.

Hollie was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star. He had worked for more than 30 years with the former Standard Oil, SOHIO, British Petroleum and then eventually INEOS Chemical Plant as an operator retiring in 1997. Hollie had been attending the First Baptist Church in Lima and was a member of the Lima Eagles Aerie #370. He loved golfing, boating, fishing and his hot rods.

In addition to his wife, Hollie is survived by his 4 children: Debbie (Dan) Tallman of Oakridge, TN, Rick (Christy) Triplett of Lima, OH, Tony (Dawn) Triplett of Grove City, OH and Bobbi Jo Burton of Oakridge, TN, 3 step-children: Lisa Gullette of Lima, OH, Mark Gullette of Lima, OH and Brett Gullette of Lima, OH, 7 grandchildren: Taylor Triplett, Heather (Forest) Bicknell, Stephanie (Shane) Briggs, Gina Broeker, Jason Tallman, Cheyanne Lucas and Xavier Lucas, 11 great grandchildren, 2 brothers: Gene Hayes of Lima, OH and Carl (Mary) Triplett of Scottsdale, AZ. He was preceded in death by his previous spouse, Elizabeth "Betty" Triplett and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Lucas.

Funeral service was held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Officiating the service was Rev. Andrew Shields. Military honors provided by the VFW #1275 and the U.S. Army. Burial held privately in Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nationwide Children's Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Warren Larsen: SSG Triplett served as the Platoon Sergeant of the Aero-Rifle Platoon during the first half of 1968, until he returned home and left the Army. He was a good soldier and respected leader. He and Dow were a great team - the best that I served under.

Herman Witt mentions that there is a photo of SSG Triplett with SP4 Durham and SP4 John Agnoletti in Pat Carrigan's Photo Album (photo 9 of 10)