Thomas "Tripp" Kendrick

McGehee III

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Thomas "Tripp" Kendrick McGehee III

Jul 26 1983 - Jul 12 2009

Born July 26, 1983 in Bethesda, MD; died (clean and sober) as a result of a single motorcycle accident on July 12, 2009 in Plantation, FL. Tripp’s life was not full of worldly degrees and honors (though he had some such rewards). Rather, his life was full of what really matters: the love of family, the love of friends (both old and new), and the love of a special godly young woman and her family. His humor, his intelligence, his wit, his ear for listening, his acts of kindness, and even his battle with drug and alcohol addiction were all uniquely wrapped up in a glorious soul that most importantly, had learned to completely trust his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Tripp graduated from Plano Senior High School in 2002 where he played starting offense and defense for the Wildcats football team. He attended Baylor University on partial scholarship. He moved one year ago to Fort Lauderdale, FL where he found strength and victory at The Recovery Place and at Calvary Chapel. He is survived by his parents, Tom and Elaine McGehee, of Plano, TX; sister Erin McGehee Strain and husband Duke of Frisco; sister Hunter McGehee of Plano; and brother Billy McGehee of Plano. He is also survived by grandmother Frances Hunter of Plano; aunt Phil Cudahy of Chapel Hill, NC; and uncle and aunt Chip and Janet Hunter of Germantown, TN, along with numerous cousins. He also leaves behind Raissa Lynn Hughes of Plantation, FL – his one true love. Tripp worked at Starbucks in Ft. Lauderdale, and most recently, as a credit consolidation counselor – both jobs he loved because they served people. Our hearts both grieve and rejoice. He is with his Jesus. Visitation on Thursday, July 16th at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow in Allen, TX. from 7 to 9pm. Service at Prestonwood Baptist Church chapel on Friday, July 17th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Recovery Place, 3100 East Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308 and designated for the Tripp Fund.
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