Tom Ted Triplett, age 80, of Bamboo Road, Boone, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Deerfield Ridge Assisting Living. Born January 8, 1942 in Watauga County, he was a son of Clemon and Pearl Triplett. Tom attended Appalachian High School. During his employment with Blowing Rock Chair, he attended the First Baptist Church of Whitnell. After returning to Boone, he was employed for a number of years with Wilcox North American Natural Resources. Tom is survived by a daughter, Udenia 'Deanie' Carswell and husband, Kevin, and grandson, Hunter, all of Hudson; brother, Steve Triplett and wife, Ardna, of Zionville and sister, Jane McLean and husband, Albert, of Lenoir. Several nieces and nephews also survive. IN addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Luther Smith, Gene Terry and George Triplett; and sisters, Callie Coffey, Shirley Watson and Doris Yates. Services for Tom will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Rhymer Cemetery Fund, in care of Kenneth Rhymer, 140 Timberlane Ext., Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Triplett family.