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James (Jim) Franklin Travis, TSgt., USAF (Retired)November 18, 1936 – January 01, 2012
James Franklin Travis, 75 of Logansport, passed away unexpectedly at 8:23 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 2012 in the emergency room of Pecos County Memorial Hospital, Fort Stockton, Texas.
Born November 18, 1936 in Battle Creek, Michigan, he was the son of the late Elmer Elsworth and Ruth A. Parmele Travis. He was married June 10, 1955, in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Betty Sue (Norrod) Travis, who survives.
James was a graduate of Central High School in Battle Creek, Michigan. He served his country for 20 years in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Tech Sergeant. Following his career in the military, he worked for 20 years as a maintenance supervisor at Wilson Foods.
He and his wife enjoyed spending winters in the warmth of Texas. James was a very active member of the American Legion in Sanderson, Texas.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan Marie Quade and her husband Darrell, of Mesa, AZ and Rita DeWitt and her husband Robert, of Monticello, IN; one son and daughter-in-law, Brian F. Travis and his wife Amy, of Fort Wayne, IN; one brother, Thomas H. Travis and his wife Karen, of Battle Creek, MI; one sister, Ann M. Strykowski and her husband Robert, of Gay, MI; three grandchildren, Jason DeWitt and his wife Shannon, Jennifer Fuhrman and her husband Jason, and Amber DeWitt; and two great-grandchildren, Derek and Rylie DeWitt.
Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport.
A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Blake Hall officiating.Following the funeral service, members of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard will conduct full military honors at the funeral home.
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2012-01-09 09:19:32I had known Jim for the last 15 years- mostly by email since we first met in Ft Stockton. I have always had the most respect for Jim. He was a good friend and a better man. I will miss him.~Bob Potter, Las Cruces, New Mexico
2012-01-09 08:46:31Dear Betty & family! I’m so sorry for your loss and that I never did get to meet your Jim although I’ve enjoyed phone chats and emails back and forth. I’m so thankful that we have the hope the Bible gives us of seeing our loved ones again when Jesus comes and I pray that that will give you and your family peace through all this. Please know that I love you very much and you will be in my thoughts and special prayer during this time of sadness and that good memories will soon take the place of sickness and death. Please keep in touch Betty…Love always, Brenda~Brenda Crawford, Indianapolis, Indiana
2012-01-06 09:56:43Aunt Betty, Sending all my love to the family. I wish terribly that I could be able to attend and pay my respects. I will truly miss Uncle Jim. If you need anything let me know. Rebecca~Rebecca Throckmorton, San Antonio, Texas
2012-01-05 15:00:35As long time friends of Sue we wish to express our condolences and prayers to the entire family.~Rick and Sue Peleske, Port Charlotte Florida
2012-01-02 14:06:53Betty, sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. You, Jim, and the Camerons were good neighbors, we’ve missed you since moving up here. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.~Ron and Linda Hoffman, Rochester, IN