Larry K. Dripps
Larry K. Dripps, 74 of Port Salerno, Florida passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Florida. Larry was born on Sunday, October 10, 1943, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Kenneth Earl and Doris Althea Weaver Dripps. He moved from Beaver Falls, Pa. to the Treasure Coast in Florida in 1983. Larry served in the United States Air Force.
He was the owner of Auto Craft International in Stuart and also owned Dripps Racing where he operated a '97 Dragster by TubeCarz that was powered by Chevrolet. He also raced in Open Outlaw throughout Florida. In addition to his passion for drag racing, Larry also enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his daughters, Shelby Robinson of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Sheleen Dripps of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by his brothers, Dennis L. Dripps (Romi) of Palm City, Florida; Thom Dripps (Dawn) of Denver, Colorado and Todd Dripps of Palm City, Florida; and his sisters, Valerie Dripps Walker of Tallahassee and Cathie Dripps Vukelich (Bernard) of Beaver, Pennsylvania; and his grandson, Gage Everett Miller, West Palm Beach, Florida. He was loved by all and will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.
A Gathering of Family and Friends was held at 6 PM, on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home in Stuart that also included Military Honors and a Celebration of Life Service.
Memorial contributions in Larry's memory were sent to Dennis L. Dripps, in care of Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home, 950 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL 34994.