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George Francis Tripp

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13 March 1861 - 25 March 1949
Conference Cane: 1948
Age at death: 88 years

George F. Tripp

Rev. George F. Tripp, retired minister of the Detroit Conference, died at his home in Flint on March 25, 1949. He had celebrated his 88th birthday on March 13 and was the oldest member of the Detroit Conference. Mr. Tripp was born near Marine City on March 13, 1861. He had been a minister for 62 years, and served the following charges: Clifford, Dryden-Attica, Almont, Davison, Vernon-Venice, Addison-Rollin-Prospect, Saline, Byron, Flint, Riverside; Montrose, Port Huron, Mills Memorial. He retired in 1928 and continued to served Flint, Grace; Flint Park; and Flint, Diamond. He also served as executive secretary of the Flint Goodwill Industries for seven and a half years. His ministerial services in the communities he served were monumental and he brought much help to a vast multitude of people. He has left an indispensable contribution to the day and generation of which he was a noble part.

Mr. Tripp married Miss Stella Dale while he was serving the Dryden-Attica churches. Two daughters were born to this union, Ethel M. and Vivian G., both of whom are active today in music leadership in Flint.

Funeral services were held in the Oak Park Church, Flint, on March 28, with Rev. Marshall Hoyt, Minister, presiding. Bishop Marshall R. Reed spoke at the service, and Rev. E.D. Dimond paid a tribute with "He has not died, only changed residence from Flint to his eternal home." Burial took place at Attica, and thus came to a close the earthly ministry of George F. Tripp who served every church as if it were a bishopric and so became a shepherd of souls.

- Detroit Annual Conference minutes of 1949, pp. 444-445