Mr. Scott Trippel — 1959-2019

Published 6:00 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Scott Trippel, born on June 25, 1959, passed away unexpectedly in Atlanta on April 14, 2019. Scott was a resident of Senoia, Georgia, formerly of Land O’Lakes, Florida and Oak Forest, Illinois.

He was the loving husband of Derender (nee Maddux), originally from Valley for 27 years. Proud father of Scott (Andrea) and Mathew. Cherished Grandfather of Addison and Emma. Devoted son of the late Robert and late Audrey (nee Scholer). Dear brother to the late Susan (Phil) Robinson. Adored uncle of Michelle (Jeff) Mila (nee Robinson) and Kimberly (Danny) Bryja (nee Robinson). Caring great-uncle to Brandon Mila, Kali Bryja and Autumn Bryja. In addition, he was a welcome and essential part of the Maddux family.

Scott was a Northerner by birth, but a Southerner by the grace of God. Born in Chicago, he spent his early life in Oak Forest until his career moved him south where he found true happiness living in Florida and Georgia with the love of his life, Derender. He shared his affection for Florida with his son, Matthew. A salesman for more than 37 years, Scott loved spending time with people and entertaining. He never met a stranger, and in his travels across the country, Scott shared his passion for life and great sense of humor with many people, making countless friends. Scott was a compassionate, vibrant, intelligent, and loving person. Scott had a magnetic personality, and when he was in the room, there was always fun and laughs to be had. He was remarkably kind-hearted, genuine, and honest to a fault. He was an advisor to many, including his sons and nieces, and he helped guide them along their way. Scott was in his true element telling stories, talking politics, cooking a delicious meal (especially on the grill), listening to rock music, and drinking a cold Budweiser. He will be greatly missed.

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Services will take place at Bluffton Funeral Services, located at 1011 North Lanier Avenue in Lanett with memorial visitation services from 5 p.m. ET until 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, April 19, 2019, and funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Graveside service will follow the service at Fairfax Cemetery located in Valley.

Reverend Mark Messer will officiate. For online condolences, visit Services have been entrusted to Bluffton Funeral Services of  Lanett, Alabama.