Joseph Raymond Travis

Male 1948 - 2011  (63 years)


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  • Name Joseph Raymond Travis 
    Born 24 Jan 1948  Liberty, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Obituary 2011  Parsons, Labette Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joseph R. "Joe" Travis, 63, died at 10:28 a.m., Saturday August 6, 2011 at his home. He had been in failing health. He was born January 24, 1948 in Liberty, New York to Raymond Ross Travis and Phyllis (Kissock) Travis. He lived in several cities while growing up. In 1968, he joined the United States Navy and served as a medic for the Marine Corps during the Viet Nam war. He suffered injuries in the war and was discharged in 1972. Following his discharge, he lived in Salt Lake City, Utah before moving to Kansas.

    He attended Pittsburg State University and the University of Kansas.

    He moved to Parsons in 1988. He worked for the Kansas Social Rehabilitation Service for 17 years as a social worker.

    Joe enjoyed nature, doing yard work, computers, camping and reading.

    He was a member of the Brown-Bishop Post #704 Veterans of Foreign Wars and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

    He and Patricia I. Manning were married on February 24, 1978 at Independence, Kansas. She survives of the home.

    Survivors: Wife ? Patricia Travis of the home One daughter ? Heather McGuire and her husband Ron Erie, Kansas Four Grandchildren ? Casey Evans, Corey Luttrell, Kimber Campmier, Ashley Young One great-grandson ? Leonrik Young One Brother ? Jim Travis Rogers, Arkansas One Sister ? Dianna Benson Atlanta, Georgia Several Nieces and nephews

    He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, April.

    Mr. Travis has been cremated and there will be no service.

    The family has suggested memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. These may be left at or mailed to the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, Kansas 67357
     
    Died 06 Aug 2011  Parsons, Labette Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • I'm Joe
      As a Hospital Corpsman with the USN, I served with the 5th Marines in
      Viet Nam in 1970 for 30 days before stepping on a 'land mine'. Was
      pretty mangeled, but most of it healed after a time. I was Disability
      Retired in my early 20's. The next 10 years was spent being pissed off
      with the world in general and living the life of a 'hippie' (good parts
      of this I remember fondly). I returned to school in my late 30's,
      graduated college with a bachelor's in Psychology and Social Work and
      have been a Social Worker with the State of Kansas since '89 (most of the
      time working with adoptions and foster care). I've been a computer nut
      for 10+ years (starting with an old 8088), and enjoy the 'real people'
      perspective of history that work in genealogy provides. I spend too much
      time cutting and trimming in my two acre - hundred tree lot - home, and
      camping when my wife develops cabin fever. On 5/31/99, I live at: 2200
      Briggs Ave, Parsons, Ks. 67357.
    Person ID I00004  Irish
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2016 

    Father Raymond Ross Travis,   b. 20 Jun 1924, Liberty, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1990, Fort Pierce, St Lucie Co., FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Phyllis Marie Kissock,   b. 9 Jun 1925, Windham, Greene Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1997, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1944  Liberty, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 J.G. Holliday 
    Children 
    +1. H.L. Travis
    +2. A. Travis
    Family ID F0011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 P.I. Manning 
    Family ID F0012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jan 1948 - Liberty, Sullivan Co., NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Joseph R. "Joe" Travis, 63, died at 10:28 a.m., Saturday August 6, 2011 at his home. He had been in failing health. He was born January 24, 1948 in Liberty, New York to Raymond Ross Travis and Phyllis (Kissock) Travis. He lived in several cities while growing up. In 1968, he joined the United States Navy and served as a medic for the Marine Corps during the Viet Nam war. He suffered injuries in the war and was discharged in 1972. Following his discharge, he lived in Salt Lake City, Utah before moving to Kansas. He attended Pittsburg State University and the University of Kansas. He moved to Parsons in 1988. He worked for the Kansas Social Rehabilitation Service for 17 years as a social worker. Joe enjoyed nature, doing yard work, computers, camping and reading. He was a member of the Brown-Bishop Post #704 Veterans of Foreign Wars and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He and Patricia I. Manning were married on February 24, 1978 at Independence, Kansas. She survives of the home. Survivors: Wife ? Patricia Travis of the home One daughter ? Heather McGuire and her husband Ron Erie, Kansas Four Grandchildren ? Casey Evans, Corey Luttrell, Kimber Campmier, Ashley Young One great-grandson ? Leonrik Young One Brother ? Jim Travis Rogers, Arkansas One Sister ? Dianna Benson Atlanta, Georgia Several Nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, April. Mr. Travis has been cremated and there will be no service. The family has suggested memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. These may be left at or mailed to the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, Kansas 67357 - 2011 - Parsons, Labette Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Aug 2011 - Parsons, Labette Co., KS Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S007011] Birth Certificate.