C. Warren Tripp, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022. He was 70 years old. Warren was born on September 28th, 1951, in Jacksonville, Florida to C. Warren Tripp, Sr. and Mary Farrell (Jones) Tripp.
Warren grew up in Jacksonville and attended Robert E. Lee High School, where he met and pursued the love of his life, Cay Little, starting a marriage that spanned 50 years. They raised their three children, Charles, Farrell, and Tyler in Jacksonville. His family was his priority, and he loved them with his whole heart. Outside of family, Warren’s passions were music, including a collection of records and guitars, and reading literature about history and theology.
Following high school, Warren attended and graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Florida Levin College of Law. His achievements included induction to Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif.
Upon his graduation from law school in 1976, Warren joined the firm of Bedell, Bedell, Dittmar & Zehmer and quickly established a pattern of being the first attorney into the office each morning. He practiced law with the firm for 46 years, where he was involved in many complex matters and was widely respected as a counselor and as a litigator. As a partner at the firm, he focused on construction law and, in 2005, was in the first group of Board Certified Construction Lawyers in The Florida Bar.
Warren is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Farrell (Jones) Tripp; his father, C. Warren Tripp, Sr.; and his sister, Carol Chandler. He is survived by his loving wife, Cay Little Tripp; son, Charles Tripp (Jessica); daughter, Farrell Wilkerson (Brian); son, Tyler Tripp (Emily); sister, Beverly Cole (Nat); brother, James Giddens (Virginia); dog, Cody; and numerous extended family members.
The joys of his final years were his five “darlin’” granddaughters, who called him “Poppa”: Kendall Tripp, Ellery Wilkerson, Mirren Wilkerson, Rivers Tripp, and Tibby Tripp.
A private family service will be held on Saturday, August 13th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Daniel Kids (danielkids.org).
My sincere condolences to Warren’s family and loved ones. He was a person and attorney of the highest integrity and will be missed.
Cay, I am so very sorry to hear of Warren’s passing. You and the family will be in my heart and my prayers. Love, Betsy