Keith Dwayne Tripp, 48, of St. Louis, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at his home.
He was born Aug. 16, 1967, in Fredricktown, Mo., a son of Darrell and Marilyn Tripp. He worked at National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in St. Louis with 20 years of dedicated service as a cartographer. He was a graduate of Desoto High School Class of 1985 and graduated from Missouri State University in 1992. He was a World of Warcraft fan and loved his junk food and bad television. He enjoyed showtunes and Celine Dion. Keith will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his friends and family. His smile, laughter and friendship will never be forgotten by all whom knew him.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his cherished bulldogs, Elsa and Olaf; twin brother, Kevin Tripp; brother, Charlie Tripp; sister, Angela Tripp Carron; several nieces; nephews; his longtime companions and best friends, David McElrath, Patrick Kerwin and Shawnette Thebeau; other extended family and a host of special loving friends and co-workers.
In celebration of Keith’s life, please join us from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. with a service of remembrance at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the Blanke Boxwood Garden at Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. All are welcome to show the wonderful impact he had on so many people. Please check in at the front desk and you will be directed to the Boxwood Garden. In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made to the Human Rights Campaign or to ASPCA. Services entrusted to Irwin Chapel of Granite City; www.irwinchapel.com.