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“Pud will be missed. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Bert Burgess - Hickory - Friend

“Pud was truly one of a kind. He was always so upbeat, even when I know he was stressed. He could always make me laugh. We often talked about our...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Cathy Rosenthal - Morganton

“Our condolences to the family. We met Pud 5 years ago while we were volunteering at the Hospice Thrift store where he did the maintenance work. We...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Linda & David Brunk - NC

“The last time I saw Pud was in September of last year at our class reunion. It was really good to see him and talk with him and I'm so glad he came....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Cheryl Robinson Kirby - NC

“Rest in peace my friend. Spread your wings and fly. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Lorna (Simpson) Gordon - FL

“To a wonderful person who will be missed Praying for the family! ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Lisa Pons - Morganton, NC


Mr. Michael Terry "Pud" Triplett, 61, of Valdese passed away unexpectedly on Saturday August 5, 2017 . "Pud" was born August 1, 1956 in Burke County, a son of Betty McGalliard Triplett Griffin of Valdese and the late Edward Plato Triplett, Jr.. He was retired from the maintenance department of Burke Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Valdese. "Pud' was a man of many talents but mostly enjoyed working on and detailing old cars and spending time with his canine companions, Buddy, Darby and DoDo.
In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Owenby Triplett and two brothers, Eddie Triplett and Gerald Triplett.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his sister, Jo Anne Deal and husband Bobby of Morganton, nephew, Dr. Robert Jason Deal and wife Ashley of Morganton, niece, Jennifer Deal Lambert and husband Scott of Morganton and their daughter, Bethany. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Wanda Triplett, nephew Brian Triplett and wife Melissa and their children, Tylyn and Cole and niece Wendy Wilson and husband Mike and their children, Marah and Mikie.
Funeral Services for Michael Terry "Pud" Triplett will be held at 3:00 P.M. Thursday August 10, 2017 in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese, with Rev. Shane Ramsey officiating. Entombment will follow in the Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:00 P.M. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 222 South Church St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

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