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Paul Kelly Tripplehorn Jr.
1982 - 2008
Paul Kelly Tripplehorn Jr., 26, went to be with his Heavenly Father Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3740 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth, 817-731-4329. Reception following.
Memorials: The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to any charity of choice dealing with mental health issues, in particular research for bipolar disorder.
Honorary pallbearers: Tyler Brous, Bill Ratliff IV, John Wynne, Will Ellis, Michael Andrews, Jason Warner, Ted Gupton, Ford Burgher, Grant Huff, Will Rogers, Stepen Tatum, W. A. Landreth, Michael Innerarity, Michael Malone, James Green, Peter Alcorn, Josh Stroud, George Chevalier, Mason Abshire, C.B. Team.
Kelly was born July 24, 1982, to Charlotte and Paul Tripplehorn in Fort Worth. He attended All Saints Episcopal School and graduated from Fort Worth Country Day School. He then graduated from the University Of Virginia with a degree in religious studies. He was to complete his study at Westminster College this December with a master's in religion. He had plans to continue work on a PhD. with study scheduled in Israel for the spring.
Kelly started a non-profit organization, the I53 network, based on the scripture Isaiah 53. He and a film crew traveled to London, where they made a documentary based on taking the Word of God to believers of other faiths.
Kelly played varsity sports, including football and wrestling and went on to play college ball his freshman year at Amherst College. He was a member of Park Cities Presbyterian Church and was active in Christ Chapel in Fort Worth. He was a member of the Steeplechase Club.
Kelly was the light of his family's life. He was a kind and sensitive spirit and his passing leaves behind many who loved and adored him.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Tripplehorn of Andrews.
Survivors: Parents, Charlotte and Paul Tripplehorn; sister, Alexis Claire Tripplehorn of Dallas; brother, Jacob Zachary Schmid Tripplehorn; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Schmid Jr. of Walnut Springs; uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Schimd III of Fort Worth; aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. William Wolfe Schmid of Layfayette, La.; and cousins, Matt Schmid, Will Schmid, Mick Schmid and Adley Schmid.
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Published in the Star-Telegram on 12/1/2008

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