Derek Michael Triplett, 31, of Wilkesboro passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, prior to the service. Burial will follow at Scenic Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Triplett was born July 2, 1989, in Wilkes County to Jerry Lane Triplett Jr. and Lisa Ann Poarch York.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Lane Triplett Jr.; his grandmother, Claudia Triplett; and his grandfathers, Andy Jr. Poarch, and Jerry Lane Triplett Sr.

He is survived by his mother, Lisa Ann Poarch York and fiancé, David Church, of Wilkesboro; his grandmothers, Betty Combs and Carol Triplett; a step-grandfather, Roby Combs; an aunt and uncle, Russell and LeeAnn Triplett, an uncle, Paul Porch; and a cousin, Mark Triplett.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Cub Creek Baptist Church, P.O. Box 86, Wilkesboro, N.C.  28697.

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